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Trouble With Air Ride Thats What the Gage Inside Said, I have a ford explorer eddy bauer 1998 i turn the truck off and i hear like a strange sound from the back like a shock absorber is going down and i think its killing my batery how can i stop that every once in a wile it will do that noise thank you

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  • bigplip Jul 01, 2008

    after driving for between 10 to 20 minutes my suspension warning light comes on. it seems like the air compressor is pumping continuosly and then cuts out, causing the light to come on. i have just fitted new shocks all round - although only the rears are worked off the compressor, but the problem is still the same.

  • beachbum85 May 14, 2009

    I have the same problem....when I turn off the Expedition, I hear it releasing air...but I believe it is letting out too much. If I open the door again, it will stop (interrupting the release). Later it will be completely deflated. If I put the key back in the ignition and allow it to raise again, then turn it will not release air, and it will stay level. What sensor is at fault here?




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Can you hear the pump kick in when you put weight in the back and the car is running? The way it works is there is a level sensor that mounts between the body of the car and the rear axle. When weight is added in the rear the compressor will add air until the vehicle is level. When weight is taken out of the car which could be the rear passengers getting out of the car the vehicle is now higher and the pump will release air to lower the shocks back to a level height. This is why youare hearing that sound. The pump will let air out of the system even when the engine is off to maintain a level ride. If you found this solution helpful please rate it.

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