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  • Land Rover Air Suspension Issues

    Posted on 08, February, 2018

    Land Rover Air Suspension Issues

    If you drive a Land Rover, chances are the soft, comfortable ride is one of the main features that won you over. Then, once you took a closer look, you found the suspension is adjustable depending on road conditions, elevation changes, and even parking situations. It’s pretty neat stuff.

    The suspension on many Land Rover brand vehicles is air suspension, but you probably already know that. It’s electronically controlled with that selector on your console which provides precision adjustments from the compressor to each of the air struts.

    Unfortunately, as much as we’d like vehicle parts to last forever, it’s not always the case. the Land Rover’s electronic air suspension is no different, and when it fails, it often does so in spectacular fashion.

    Leaking Struts

    The issue usually starts out as a minor air leak in one of the strut air bladders or lines. Just a tiny leak can cause the strut to lower slightly, constantly requiring the compressor to top it up. That leak will usually grow and you’ll probably notice that your suspension will start sagging slightly in the front or rear, particularly to the side with a leaking air strut.

    That leaking air strut needs to be replaced as soon as possible or phase two of the issue will commence very soon after. What is phase two, you ask? That’s when the compressor gets too tired to keep feeding air to the strut constantly.

    Failed Compressor

    The compressor doesn’t just shut off, either. The compressor either gets louder and louder or seizes up entirely. Now you really have a problem. In both scenarios the compressor can’t send air pressure to any of the air struts, so the corner with the leaking strut will drop and drop. Now if you change the air suspension ride height, it will lower but won’t go back up.

    The correction for this air suspension problem on your Land Rover requires an expensive air ride compressor replacement. It might be avoidable if you replace the air struts before the compressor quits, which is why it’s so important to deal with Land Rover suspension issues immediately.

    Calibration

    On top of the replacement air struts and compressor, often it’s necessary to calibrate the air suspension for the new components. If the calibration is not done, your air ride will be inactive, essentially limiting your Land Rover’s ride height to the minimum.

    The key to keeping air ride suspension repair costs low is early detection. If you notice your Land Rover doesn’t seem like it’s riding quite right or if you have a warning light come on, get it checked right away.

    L&M Foreign Cars is your low-cost alternative to the Land Rover dealer and offers convenient solutions for your vehicle. If you’re experiencing Land Rover air suspension issues in Brooklyn, L&M Foreign Cars has your answer with the experience and technology to get your air suspension back as good as new. 

  • Range Rover Water Issues

    Posted on 28, November, 2017

    Range Rover Water issues 2004-2008

    The water coming into your range rover is usually caused  when the connecting elbow at end of the sunroof drains fail.


    (degraded sunroof drain connectors)

    Once these rubber elbows give way, the drains hang free and redirect all the water onto the floorboards of your Land Rover.

    The hose on the passenger side of the vehicle is located behind your Junction Box Electronics (JBE).  The hose on the driver side is located in a similar location and is easier to access.  Simply remove the kick panel and side panel around the OBD connector and you should be able to locate the drain hose rather quickly.


    Part of the wiring harness is located at the lowest point along the front floorboards so it is important the get the water issue in your Land Rover taken care as soon as you become aware of it as water damage to your wiring harness is soon to follow.


                   (Corroded wire)

    Common electrical issues experienced as a result of water ingress are
    Sunroof issues
    Drivers seat issues
    Mirror issues

    These electrical issues occur when your wiring harness becomes corroded by the water it's been emersed in.  The wires are mostly vulnerable at the splice points .Splice point locations will vary depending on the date and  facility your Land Rover was produced.

    It is NOT advised that you attempt this repair by yourself.  The Junction Box Electronics has a total of 6 connectors.  Two of these connectors are located on the back of the Junction box and are very difficult to access even for professionals as there is very little room.  Additionally accessing the wiring harness is difficult, as several panels will need to be removed, additionally there are multiple splice points in hard to reach locations.

     
    (wiring harness along passenger side)

    The best way to avoid these costly electrical repairs is to replace the drain connectors as soon as you start noticing a damp car or wet floorboards.

    L&M Foreign Cars has a tremendous amount of experience in all aspects of Range Rover service and maintenance.  Whether your water issue has just begun or has been going on for years we're well equipped and ready to handle all your Range Rover needs.

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