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Suspension i have a 2003 range rover and the suspension is inactive on the dash can you give any clues thank you roland

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  • denobregar1 Jun 20, 2008

    i cannot activate my suspension if i try to raise or lower it nothing happens and the display on the dash says inactive suspension andit is inthe lower position.

  • scottysweet Sep 07, 2008

    I deactivated the Air Suspension System as instructed by the Goodyear Tire Stor so that they could fix a flat tire. When I went to reactivate the system nothing happened. The light on the activation button stays on and will not go off and the Air Suspension System Inactive is showing on the dash.

  • cballjr Nov 12, 2008

    The same thing happened to me. I have a 2003 and I just had my left front air shock changed and now I'm getting the same inactive message.



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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: I hope this helps!

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A leaky air spring or a leak in the air line somewhere can often cause problems like this. If not diagnosed properly, the first time it can end up getting extrememly expensive before the TRUE problem is ever solved. Have you considered converting to a passive coil spring suspension? offers a powder coated american steel coil spring conversion option that is designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle and comes with a lifetime warranty. there is a link I found. Hope this helped!!

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It's most likely that one or more of the air springs is leaking air.The system goes into fault mode and the only way to repair this is to connect a diagnostic tool and read and clear the faults.This can be done at a Land Rover dealer or a reputable after market workshop.From this they will be able to tell you which spring is leaking.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

Hey roland go to and your problem is in there. You have a fault in the air suspension system. You have to go to the dealer and have them reset it. It could also be your pressure relief switch which is a recall item. hahahah So go to dealer and give them hell like I did.

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There can be multiple problems, you need to run the code, Mine was a valve body on the compressor, It either Shock, compressor, valve body, leak in the lines is uncommon, or it can be a shock sensor, there are 4. If your lucky it may be a sensor, the car will eventually drop if there is a leak in one shock, its usually the pass side on an 03-05 because the battery leaks acid, spray soapy water and check for bubbles, best solution is run the code, its a special computer, not many people have it. if your lucky it could be just a shock sensor.

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