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Front right airbag leaking and deflated now left side has deflated also but not leaking air do i replace both

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If you cannot repair the bags there is a great new 'airless airbag' called a SumoSpring. These are made from microcellular foam and cannot leak. They fit right into most existing airbag mountings. Call Steve at 888 832 8328 for more information.

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Airbags are made of very durable plastic, depending on weather may become brittle with time. Has anyone worked on them previously,if so check for broken or missing seals in the bags. Turn off the system and disconnect one by one checking the seal, they are very similar to the o-ring seals used in the ac system except that they are bigger. you may use some soapy water to see if the leaks are from the bags themselves.

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