Q: If I turn the air ride off while it is inflated, will it stay inflated?

asked by on

Replaced the air bags on the air ride but now the compressor is failing but I can't afford to take it to the shop for 3 days and I was hoping to make do until then.

My car has 72000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. For most vehicles, the air suspension should stay inflated once the compressor is powered off or deactivated. In some cases, the release valve is also powered off when the compressor is powered off, allowing the system to stay inflated even if the compressor is not on. In some cases, you can remove the fuse for the compressor once the suspension has inflated, and it will stay on.

If the system does not stay inflated, then there is likely a leak in the system that needs to be addressed, or it is not a type of system that will hold air without a functioning compressor.

Keep in mind that even if the suspension does stay inflated, the compressor will need to be replaced in order to restore full functionality to the system. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to replace the compressor so that this can be addressed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. If I turn the air ride off while it is inflated, will it stay inflated?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Burning smell, small amount of white smoke, and loss of power.

Thanks for writing in about your 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The first thing that needs to be checked is the white smoke. Overheating an engine can damage it. One of two things occurred. The cooling system was unable to handle...

Q: What is the cost of changing engine in 2006 Cadillac Dts 4.6L?

Sent question to CS for billing question about swapping an engine from an engine with a high mileage to an engine with a low mileage.

Q: I have issues with my air suspension. I have been reading through the forum of the topic, and I believe it has to do with my compressor.

The pump will become loud when it is under pressure and lifting a load. If the pump is quiet and you hear a hissing sound around where the pump is, either the pump is leaking or the main supply hose...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...