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The right front of my range rover drops down to access height after about 15 minutes of driving and will not come back up. It will come back up after your cut rover off for about 5 minutes. Any simple solutions, i need to drive it today. thanks

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  • nikkigpanos Nov 06, 2010

    Why does it hold air for a little while then let down again. I can let car idle forever and it will not let down

  • nikkigpanos Nov 06, 2010

    Last night we did hear air coming from the right front after we turned it off but it will hold up when idling you still seem to think its the sensor

  • nikkigpanos Nov 06, 2010

    would you get rid of the air ride and just go to coil springs and shocks so i will not have this issue any more

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The Air Suspension (known as the EAS) on this truck is controlled individually at each wheel position, so each wheel has its own height sensor, in your case that sensor at the right front wheel is failing most likely and giving a false indication of the ride height to the control computer, in order to confirm this you must have the system hooked up to a dealer scan tool that reads what is going on at each wheel and with that data ID the problem, so no this is not something you can fix today, a trip to the dealer will be required. Below is the theory of operation of the EAS

Theory of operation: Range Rover EAS consists of these major components:

  • Airbags for each of the four corners of the car
  • Height sensors for each corner
  • An air compressor and air storage tank
  • The electronic control unit
  • The valve block which routes air to the individual air bags.
The ECU reads the height signals from each wheel and compares the readings to the target heights stored in memory. Signals are sent to the valve block to add or remove air from each corner to attain a match between the actual heights read on the sensors and the target heights.

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    yadayada Nov 06, 2010

    This is the symptom of a malfunctioning ride height sensor or a a poss leaking air suspension bag, as I said the scanner at the dealer can discern what exactly is the problem, the sensor or the bag, my bet is on the sensor.

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    yadayada Nov 06, 2010

    based on the information you just provided you have a leaking airbag

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    yadayada Nov 06, 2010

    Get rid of air ride, well yes if the car has around 100,000 miles on the ticker, as the bags will all develop leaks very soon, a $1500.00 job, if there is a kit avail for a reasonable price including the labor to install it then yes go for it.

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