Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Air leaking from air ride suspension

asked by on

I am losing air in my air ride suspension.

A: The problem is most likely a bad air strut....

The problem is most likely a bad air strut. They are constructed of rubber and crack and leak over time. If you have a bottle of soapy water solution, you can spray it onto the air struts and when you see bubbles you will know where the leak is. There are times where the valves aren't closing and air escapes through them, but the air strut itself is the most common failure in your system. If you need assistance, have a qualified mechanic inspect the leak and replace your air struts if needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Leaking issue

The fuel filter and power steering system are in two completely different parts of your car. The power steering pump, rack and lines are located in the engine compartment and the fuel filter is located on the cross member...

Q: Air suspension issues

Range Rover air suspension is a tricky system. It's usually trouble free for the first few years, but often when the problems start, it can be the beginning of a long story. The air suspension system consists of a compressor,...

Q: My 2000 blazer switches itself into 4x4 while driving along and then will not disengage

Your Blazer has a vacuum switch inside the transfer case that can fail which can cause the vacuum to leak pass the seals in the switch which will apply vacuum to the front axle actuator. When this happens, the front...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.