Suspension Fault , Compressor not running
Iíve read a lot of posts that had to do with suspension faults, and they were helpful. However a couple of quirky things happened with my rover with timing of this failure that I wanted to start a thread to pick your brains. All help is much appreciated
I have 2005 LR3 with 197k miles. Itís been well maintained by its first and last owner before I bought it around 187k as a winter vehicle for me. I absolutely love this beast!
As soon as bought it a year ago I realized it was leaking air because whenever it was parked for 3-5 days it would be way low. It comes right back up when I start so I didnít bother to fix it, mostly due to the mileage and that would go coils when the compressor gave up. But i didnít feel like the compressor ran for more than 60sec at morning starts.
Yesterday I had it parked a bit wired with the passenger rear wheel up on a curb for about 45mins. When I drove off, I got the orange warning light and message ďsuspension fault normal height onlyĒ. Now itís changed to suspension fault special programs not available. And the car wonít raise itself. When I stop ignition and restart no errors, but within a minute it comes back on and I donít hear the compressor running.
Question 1: is it coincidence or did some sensor go whack when I had it parked crooked? I donít think so since the error isnít there when I start but comes on when it realizes the compressor isnít there to raise the car. Any quick checks I should do to trouble shoot? I already switched the relay with matching relay from windshield heater and no dice.
Question 2: considering itís age and that it has a leak, is it financial more viable to convert to coil using the kit from Atlantic British? Is there another kit option?
Question 4: I know the car will slowly come down to the bump stops soon, does it hurt the vehicle to be that way for a week or two until I get this conversion done? Does make it difficult to do the conversion if itís come down in height (probably a dumb question as I think it doesnít, but I wanted to check)
Again, thank you very much in advance for your help!
2005 LR3 HSE
Last edited by discoFreddy; 08-18-2019 at 08:07 AM.