The air suspension system is malfunctioning and needs 2 be repaired or replaced...any suggestions when working with limited budget?Can the air suspension be replaced or repaired without spending a couple grand? and can the conversion kit that leaves the vehicle at a constant height be substituted for a 1 or 2 inch lowered spring system without sacraficing ride stability?
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Re: 97 range rover air suspension problem
Yes, I have worked on these for years, the airshocks get old and seep,weather cracks and wear when they get bad they will burn up the pump, there are several solutions, I have removed the air valves and put stop leak in them and been able to get an extra year out of them, your best bet is to replace the air shocks before they burn your pump up. In my opinion.
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Two completely separate and unrelated systems. I would have to say it would be impossible for the EAS height range to cause enough incline to overwork your fuel pump. Now if you were driving uphill for 5 months non-stop then i would say possible. A 2004 would be due for its first fuel pump replacement in my estimation. Around 80k miles would be about right.
For many repair operations you don't want the suspension to be adjusting itself
up and down while you work on the vehicle. Classic air sprung models have a
disable switch under the seat, but this is lacking on the 4.0/4.6. On these
models, the following options are available for disabling the system: 1.
Leaving a door or the tailgate open effectively freezes the suspension 2.
Unplug the air suspension delay timer, a small black box that looks like a large
relay under the drivers seat.
Need to get the vehicle scanned for fault codes.
The most common issue is the air pump/compressor for the electronic air suspension.
Relatively easy to replace, but you still need to get the vehicle scanned for fault codes. Once the fault has been repaired, again you will need to get the faults cleared.
No really a DIY repair im afraid.
1. The automatic suspension system
on a Land Rover must be placed in a service mode (High Lock) prior to
raising the vehicle on a frame-contact hoist. This can only be
accomplished by using a Land Rover Test Book Scan tool or an
2. If the suspension is allowed to hang freely at maximum extension, the suspension controller will enter a fault lockout mode and disable the compressor and height sensors
3. In addition, the suspension system will vent the suspension in an attempt to bring the vehicle to a correct ride height.
4. Since the suspension
is hanging free at maximum extension, all the air will be vented,
causing the vehicle to sit at maximum low when taken off the
frame-contact hoist. A Land Rover Test Book Scan Tool or an equivalent
is required to reset the suspension once it has entered the lockout mode.
The compressor just could be damage internally .
I would just loose a line off the compressor . Then put power to the compressor again. You should feel air coming out the line.
So if the air is coming out of the line. The system has check valves through out , or the air suspension shocks are probably leaking . I would then take to the dealer for the repairs or your local shop
I would recommend going to strutmasters.com and taking a look at our conversion kits. these convert you from the airbag to a powder coated American made steel coil spring that is guaranteed to last the life of the car. Airbags and compressors are constantly having to be replaced. Also something alot of people don't know is that theses air suspensions are not meant to be in temperatures above 90 Degrees or below 40 Degrees. That is most of the world. The temperature will cause you to replace alot of bags. and typically when your replacing a bag you are going to have to replace the compressor to because the bag had a hole or small crack in it causing the compressor to over work and it will die. I posted the link below so you can take a look
Instead of replacing your failed air suspension parts I recommend converting to the passive coil spring system. This is a permanent fix to the problems caused by the air ride suspension. Check out Strutmasters website for the kit that will fit your Range Rover: http://www.strutmasters.com/Range-Rover-Air-Suspension-Spring-Conversion-Kit-p/-rr-03-4.htm. I hope this helps!