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Q: Air leaking from air ride suspension

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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.

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