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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Air Springs
If your car's air compressor is constantly running and the suspension is sagging or bottoming out, you may need to replace the air springs.
How Long Do Air Springs Last?
The most common suspensions systems in today’s vehicles still consist of gas shocks and struts, but liquid and air based systems are becoming increasingly more common and more popular. This is simply...
How Long Does an Air Spring Bag Last?
Air suspension systems have been in place for a long time in the trucking industry, and over the past decade, they have moved into ordinary passenger vehicles. The support to the...
How to Replace an Air Spring
Air suspension systems have air springs that fail when the air compressor is always running and there excessive bouncing or even bottoming out.

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air suspension
Typically, to protect the air compressor motor from overheating, if there is a leak, after so much "run time" the compressor will be locked out. Obviously, the purpose of that control strategy is to prevent the compressor from being needlessly...
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I notice my car has a place for air shocks but has coil springs. Do I need both or does one replace the other?
Hello. Your vehicle was equipped with OEM air springs. If you see coil springs now in place of the air springs, that means someone has converted the suspension to an aftermarket coil spring system which is not an unusual conversion....
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My car lean to one side after changing my upper ball joints
This vehicle has ball joints that are integral with the control arms and consequently the control arms are replaced if the ball joints are worn. Replacement of the control arms, particularly the upper control arm, implicates the air ride and...
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Accident messed up air ride suspension. car is in lowest position. not able to move without flat bed tow 2016 Subaru WRX STi
Unfortunately, aftermarket air ride systems would not be something servicable by YourMechanic. However, I would recommend taking the vehicle to the place that installed the aftermarket air ride system to see if they can repair your vehicle. They would likely...
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Vehicle won't raise to riding height after rear right suspension bag change
You really can't do much with the Mercedes Air Suspension without the diagnostic computer.If the air suspension controller detected a big leak in the system, it may have shut off to keep the compressor from overheating. Or if you are...
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Air Suspension System
Once the Range Rover air suspension starts to act up, it seems it becomes the story that never ends. You can spend a great deal of time and money trying to sort it out, but there are enough components in...
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I want to change out my air suspension to coil springs.
Hi there. The best thing to do is go with the local parts store for the coil spring set. Any coil spring is a good spring as long as they are designed for the weight of your vehicle. Now since...
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Air suspenion compressor is not working
The compressor runs off of a relay that may have failed. The relay will be located in one of the underhood panels. ( Mercedes calls them SAM's). But don't run out and buy a relay yet, they're expensive and you...

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