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Old 15th-July-2010, 14:57
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Talking p38 steering +suspension problems

Hi all,
i have a 1995p38 4.0 which reads a suspension fault now and again ,
the dash light seems to indicate it goes to full height,and other times the suspension operats as normal, also have a shakey steering while driving normally seems to veer all over the place,
any help much apprecited
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Old 15th-July-2010, 15:21
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Default Re: p38 steering +suspension problems

steering could be a lot of things
what size tyres are you running on it ??

also worth having a look at the radius arm bushes
if you pop your head under the front u will see 1 end of them
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Old 15th-July-2010, 15:22
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Default Re: p38 steering +suspension problems

You need to read the faults. You have a "soft fault" which will eventually turn into a "hard fault" and you will end up on the bump stops. Download the free software from www.rswsolutions.com if you have a laptop and buy a connector cable. This will enable you to read and clear the faults. If you do not have a laptop, you can buy an EAS fault code reader from BBS. The most likely causes of your problem is leaking airbags if they are more than 7 years old or 80K miles, and/or a dodgy height sensor.
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Old 15th-July-2010, 15:26
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steering could be a lot of things
what size tyres are you running on it ??

also worth having a look at the radius arm bushes
if you pop your head under the front u will see 1 end of them
running on 255X18
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Old 15th-July-2010, 15:35
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Default Re: p38 steering +suspension problems

running on 255x65 x18 tyres
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Old 15th-July-2010, 16:16
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running on 255x65 x18 tyres
They're also very fussy about tyres especially on larger (ie 18 inch and upwards) rims.

What tyres do you have on it?

Guy
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Old 15th-July-2010, 17:18
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Respect to Kooky, could also be the viscous coupling and the diff, which I found out to my cost just recently....!!

***Gulp***
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Old 16th-July-2010, 11:59
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Default Re: p38 steering +suspension problems

she is running on half worn goodyear wranglers
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Old 16th-July-2010, 16:16
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she is running on half worn goodyear wranglers
Mine runs fine on those. Steering damper, worn track rod ends, worn bushes will all cause or contribute to your problem
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