Reach in between coils and slice the dead bag to smithereens...and pull the pieces out.
Take the new bag(s) and roll in a long cylinder like a jelly roll and tape them with a few bands of plain old masking tape.
Soap up the new bags well...and insert thru the hole in the bottom of the frame but before you are full installed...slide in the rubber biscuits that come with it ( protects the very top of the air bag)
Reach in and CAREFULLY cut the masking tape and the bags will pop out to fill the spring but still need inflated to the proper PSI.
This is the way I did it also. After the first one, the second will go a lot faster.
Anyone have some knowledge on how to replace those front air bags on a 1996 P-30 chassis. I don't see anywhere in the Chilton Manual #28642 for 87 to 97 GM's. And a outlet that sell them. Thanks for your input.
AIR LIFT made a bunch, but not sure if they still do.
Some use a hole saw right up through the bottom to destroy it and then fish out the pieces Running the jacks down with allow the springs to stretch, which may facilitate digging them out. The new ones are wet, soapy and twisted that allow you to feed them through the bottom.
I really don't see this job as cost effective though, with Camping World supplying, installing and guaranteeing them at a very reasonable price.
Now, having said this, I finally learned my lesson and just had them install super steer after market coils and the way to go if you're keeping it.
Agree that is what I did,Replace springs,very reasonably priced,and you never have to worry about the air bags again!
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If they are airlift bags, call airlift for a replacement. As I recall they are lifetime warranty bags. Airlift sent me a replacement for one of my bags that blew, no questions asked and they even paid shipping. I was very impressed with their customer service for a product purchased back in 1993.
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