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Rear air bag on my 1998 range rover is not attached

My range rover's bouncing around on the road i believe because of a rear air bag issue. Does anyone know if air bag can be put back on by me manually or does this problem require service?

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  • yolo1972 May 24, 2009

    Thanks MoveTwice!! Also I've had the diagnotic test done on my truck and it came back with the codes P 1447 (Manufacturer Control Auxilary- Emissions Control) & P 0451 (Evap Emissions Control). Can anyone tell me what these codes mean?

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Since your vehicle is a 1998 your struts(possibly springs) are going bad just because of age and ware & tear over time. I'd reccomend taking this to a mechanic to have them check out your suspension, generally new struts and springs all around will cost 300-400 for parts, and a few hours labor. It can be easily done by yourself as long as you have a spring compressor. If you don't have a haynes manual already I highly suggest purchasing one for your car, most auto parts shops have them, and you can find them on ebay pretty cheap.
You can most likely replace the airbag yourself if you get a new rear airbag and install it yourself, but remember to disconnect all of the battery terminals so that the car does not for any reason deploy the airbag while your working on it(very unlikely) but its a good saftey percaution. Personally I would get the rear airbag professionall installed because I'd want to be 100% sure it would deploy in case of an accident. 

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  • MoveTwice May 25, 2009

    p1447 is the purgevalve, the evap/purge valve is near the charcoal canister on the passenger side. It sounds like it may be stuck. Its supposed to direct unburned vapor into the intake or back to the fuel tank. Do you notice that your gas cap is under pressure? I don't think its a big issue. Try clearing the code and see if it you get another CEL. Lightly taping the valve with a screwdriver a few times may also do the trick. 


    But I'd sat Check your gas cap first, then if the code comes back tap on the charcoal canister with the handle of a screw driver, it wont take much, to much force and youll break the fittings.


    P 0451 is the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Signal Error Fault, Try tightening the cap on your gas tank and see if that clears it with a reset. 

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