Brakes

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Jamie's Comment
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Already called Schneider, waiting to hear back from whoever is supposed to call me. Usually it's either the company they contacted or a mechanic to follow up with me.

Jamie's Comment
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Just as I posted that, I got a follow up call. Everyone is saying you call back after 7am local time,another 18 minutes. I only have 5 hours on my 14 hour clock.

PackRat's Comment
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Felt it on my right side, I also noticed this plug:

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This was unplugged also on the right side, I got it back into the slot. Not sure when it happened since I didn't notice an air leak tight away, maybe it was loose before it came all the way out?

As OS wrote, that is just a dust cover for access.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jamie's Comment
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Felt it on my right side, I also noticed this plug:

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This was unplugged also on the right side, I got it back into the slot. Not sure when it happened since I didn't notice an air leak tight away, maybe it was loose before it came all the way out?

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As OS wrote, that is just a dust cover for access.

Good to know for the future. However in my case, there was air coming out of that plug. rofl-1.gif

The brake chamber had an air leak on the end, seemed to have fixed it. But I only drove about 25-30 miles to a TA, so won't know for sure until tonight.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I'm not a mechanic or anything, but I think if you had air coming out the back it means that one of the diaphragms inside is leaking, and the brakes aren't being released completely. In that case plugging the hole will stop you losing pressure but won't release the brakes. But I've had that happen to me twice and the good news is that it only takes like half an hour to replace a brake can. Anyway, if it were me I'd keep going unless you are smelling hot brakes.

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Kurt G.'s Comment
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...oh, sorry, just reread where you found a hole in the chamber.

Pete M.'s Comment
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Jamie,

As OS mentioned, a 'caging bolt' can be inserted in that hole and used to disable the spring brake for that end of the axle. It is to be used at all brake chambers when towing a tractor or trailer to totally release the brakes. It could be used to disable one brake to allow one to limp to a repair facility... probably illegal as can be.

We used a grain trailer on the farm with one spring brake disabled for several runs to the elevator, until we got a new (used) brake chamber. Things were different in days gone by...

OWI:

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Jamie's Comment
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Well after yesterday waiting a few hours to have a brake chamber replaced as it was leaking more air then my air compressor could make.

I'm still dealing with my brakes not releasing correctly and it's heating up my drums. I called Schneider to see what they wanted me to do, so currently sitting on an exit ramp waiting for roadside assistance, since that's what Schneider wanted me to do. Literally just started my day like an hour ago, and instantly had problems that seemed resolved yesterday.

Jamie's Comment
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Well the TA road squad said they couldn't make it here until 8am... Hopefully I hear an update or something soon on if I'm going to be waiting here not... So I can go to sleep or something.

Already been here 3 and a half hours, supposed to be home today but probably won't happen. Still got 450 miles to deliver this load, then another 211 miles to where I live. So I'd have to take another 10 hour brake if I have to wait until the morning.

Jamie's Comment
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Update, the shop at TA said my brakes were a little tight and they loosened them up a bit. So I'm hoping that resolves the problem. Just goes to show no matter the planning anything can delay you in trucking. rofl-1.gif

I kept my cool about it, never getting mad at anyone, although it was frustrating considering I had to call back multiple times for updates on what Schneider wanted me to do, etc.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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