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L322 Range Rover Vogue 2006 4.4 petrol - suspension fault...yes?!...again?!

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    Hello - New Member. I know there are loads of threads on this, but so much information I do not know where to start?! I am not mechanically minded so all I know is that it tends to cost me a fortune every time I take the car in?!

    Had this problem exactly a year ago. Compressor was changed in Nov 2018. Battery replaced in March 2010 and has been fine since then.
    On Monday I took car for a puncture repair. Tyre guy asked me to raise suspension, then jacked it up and fixed puncture. As soon as I drove off, the dreaded suspension fault warning came up.
    Lights go off on centre console and cannot raise or lower suspension.
    Every time I switch car on - lights come back on - often with lights on right hand side signalling that I am raising or lowering suspension. Think you can hear the compressor and then the fault pings up.


    Have taken it to my local independent (Harris Mayes) - he says that it must be air leaks and the compressor might be burned out by trying to keep it level. He said that rear nearside was much lower than rear offside.
    Might need 2 new air struts (or whatever they are called) and potentially a new compressor, which is really annoying me because I paid 600 to have one fitted a year ago?!

    Seems a little strange that it happened straight after the puncture repair.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I'm not one of the clever types on here, but why raise it? Did he not ask you to lock it?
    Did your local Indy put diagnostics on it, rather than might be, could be , screeing technique?
    My own thoughts would be straight back to puncture guy, or if you want to go in with full ammo, diagnostics and back to puncture guy.
    @Saint.V8 @Henry_b , @biketeacherdave , @holidaychicken et al ?
     
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    Diagnostics suggest air supply problems.
    He asked me to raise suspension. I presume that means it is easier to jack up?
     
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    I think your garage guy is an idiot.....it could be aliens in the boot..maybe they landed and eat his brain good knows it sounds like it.
    It could be this it could be that ......diag 1st or just get under and have a look see make sure the tyre guy didn't damage the height sensor
     
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    It may just be that a height sensor has picked up dirt after travelling beyond it's normal range.
     
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    Have a look at the level sensor on the affected side, it is fairly common for the arm to snap.
     
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    Thanks. I rarely used the car in anything other than "normal height", so it could be this.
     
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    That is why I am asking. He plugged in his diagnostics and said that it was to do with air supply. He said he would have to go round the "air springs" with soapy water to see if one or more are leaking?
     
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    How do I check?
     
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    Any tips on how I recognise this?
     
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    You need to know exactly what the diagnostic message was.
     
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    get on yer knees and have a look,

    Torch helps.
     
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    Get under it and look.
     
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    Ha. Trouble is - I don't know what I am looking at. Thanks anyway. I will have a look.
     
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    You're looking for this,,

    [​IMG]

    It is the plastic arm, can sometimes snap.
     
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    There will be a device with wires which has a shaft with an arm with an elbow which attaches to part of the suspension. That is putting it crudely. There will be pictures in RAVE the workshop manual which I think you will find in the technical archive.
    Aaah enery posted the pics.
     
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    Never had that in all the years I've had mine. Lock the suspension yes, but never raise it. I don't see why it would make it easier to jack. I think you need to change tyre guy and magic 8 ball garage.
     
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    Eeek! Definitely find a new indy. Anyone calling them 'air springs' has no business within 30foot of anything other than a Lego car.
     
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    If they jack under the chassis, the wheel will drop. If the car is raised, it's less work on the jack.
     
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    Airsprings is exactly what they are, airbags on the other hand explode in your face in the case of an accident.
     
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