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p38 steering +suspension problems

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by millar190, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. millar190

    millar190 New Member

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    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:D
     
  2. Cavey_P38

    Cavey_P38 Active Member

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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
     
  3. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. millar190

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    running on 255X18:D
     
  5. millar190

    millar190 New Member

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    running on 255x65 x18 tyres
     
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    kooky_guy Well-Known Member

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    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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    Respect to Kooky, could also be the viscous coupling and the diff, which I found out to my cost just recently....!!

    ***Gulp***
     
  8. millar190

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    she is running on half worn goodyear wranglers:)
     
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    Mine runs fine on those. Steering damper, worn track rod ends, worn bushes will all cause or contribute to your problem:D