A while back I made a post about the air brakes on the company bucket truck & I tried the foot valve as another member mentioned but it has what seems to be a bypass of air in it also & the brakes won't maintain pressure after popping the park brake off or release the brakes
So you, put your foot on the brake, release the spring brakes and the service brakes don't hold?
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Does your air pressure build up as normal? Do you have the receiver drier on the truck? Are all the ports correctly attached, the threadle valve shouldn't leak any air, when you release the parking brake your charging the chambers, if you have a tear in one of those diaphrams it will force air back up to the foot valve and cause the air to come out of the open port, but the chambers have holes in them so you would hear the leak at the wheel. I would make sure the foot valve is in correctly, they are labeled and should come with spare plugs, to close off the none used ports.
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Check your brake cans, I suspect one of them is bad. One of the signs of a blown diaphragm is a release of air at the foot treadle when applying the service brakes.
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