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

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by JuniorOeuf, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. biketeacherdave

    biketeacherdave Well-Known Member

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    It's good that ur asking but how can we really help if you dont get under it and look ?
     
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    I was asking for tips on what to look for and people have been very helpful.
     
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    If it was jacked up beyond its natural "curve" it is possible.
     
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    And check that the height sensors are the same way round both sides they can go over center and point the wrong way.
     
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    Any of the above but as pointed out early, diagnostics is the key to these, not sure what the best is for your year other than the GAP iiD but have a look about the forum. it is really expensive owning one of these without your own diagnostics and that will tell you where to start looking at least. Even if the fault code relates to compressor it could be a height sensor lying and telling the compressor to keep trying to reach an unachievable height or an individual strut leaking.
    As pointed out, look for the obvious broken or disconnected height sensor, if you can get the suspension into off road, turn it off and listen for leaks and soapy water in a squirty bottle all around the big black things that look like a balloon - you have one on each corner. :)
    i would say most likely height sensor related as mine got its pants in a knot after it went on the ramp at the MOT.

    I haven't told you anything the others haven't already but it's nice having pretend friends sometimes and since i got rid of the last body i have had nobody to talk to.:rolleyes:

    That aside i can't stress enough about getting your own diagnostics or you will be taking it in the hoop on a regular basis and being charged a massive amount of cash for the privilege - good luck.:)
     
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    They sure can :oops::)
     
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    Just a quick thank you. I found this really helpful. I have the “inactive” warning on mine and now I have a few places to look. And some expectation regarding remedy/costs. Loving it here more and more
     
  9. JuniorOeuf

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    Thanks for this and sorry for late reply....

    They have diagnosed a leak in the rear near-side "air spring" and the compressor (which I only put in a year ago) has burned out trying to keep it level. Tyre on that side is also worn. £359 for a compressor + £210 for an air spring + 3 hours labour + VAT. Not cheap.
    I am amazed that there is no warning that there could be a leak or that the compressor is being over-worked.
     
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    Airsprings should be replaced in axle pairs, if one has failed the other will not be far behind.
    An overhaul kit for the compressor is peanuts.
     
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    Before the clever people pipe up. I'm not sure what type of warning you are hoping for? It is an air 'bag', the bag has folds/creases in it. Every time it stretches /compresses the folds/creases wear. The same as anything that is folded and straightened over and over again. Common sense would say, it could cause a break in the material, which can allow air to pass through.
    I don't know how long it would take for the leak not to be noticed to burn out a compressor but I think it would be a while (clever folks?)


    Addit: For future reference, see how long it takes veh to lower or raise, now all is fixed. When lowering or raising in future, pay attention to how long it takes. If you start to see a difference get the bags checked. It's how I have always checked for compressor and bag health, as I can't go crawling around /climbing under mine. Other way is visual check, each day. I use my hand as a guide to see normal height and if she looks a bit off, do a check to see if she is sitting near normal.
     
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  12. JuniorOeuf

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    Just a warning that it was losing pressure?
    Surely that is not particularly complicated? Lots of cars have it on their tyre pressures?
    Or a warning if the compressor was operating too long / over-heating etc... It was a pretty advanced car in its time, so was just surprised.
    Anyway - it obviously has not got it, so it is a pointless discussion I suppose.
     
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    See my above addit
     
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    Fair enough. To be honest it is in normal height mode most of the time. Must make more of an effort to lower and raise it?!
    Did wonder whether to just leave it, but I preume eventually it will sink down.
     
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    Fix it. You're only looking for a world of trouble otherwise. I think there may be a repair kit. @Saint.V8 , @holidaychicken , @kds, @biketeacherdave or others may know.
     
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    If the leak is bad enough, it will throw a fault.
     
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    Find the leak and fix it or you run the risk of burning out your pump. Get the soapy water spray out most common leak on the l322 are the top of the front air bags raise it to off road height put it on full lock.
     
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    That sounds like @tomcat59alan at the well man clinic !
     
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    It probably has given a few warnings that get cleared as the leak can be gradual or the compressor is just tired after many years of service, some of the warnings are that it is taking too long but i would say you have had a sudden slight leak and a compressor that has a cylinder that has reached its natural life span, it used to be bagpiping Andy that did the repair kit for the compressor as said above it s much cheaper and worth a try but wont do anything for a worn motor
     
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    Seems a bit expensive for an air spring look here

    https://www.island-4x4.co.uk/rear-s...80-rkb000151-rkb500130-rkb500082-p-37037.html
     
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