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hey guys as i posted earlier my front passenger side air strut is bad, im going to order a replacement this week and have it fixed, meanwhile the mechanic at the dealership said it would do no harm that i was driving on it w/ suspension inactive and the front side down on the bump stops so i drove it and have beeen taking it easy on it, i have noticed that when going up a hill or anything where that side has to pull it will make a stange noise like something is slipping on that side where the strut is bad, i thought it was traction control so i turned off the DSC and it still did it..is this the traction control kicking in? it makes a strange noise like somethiing is slipping on that side...thanks.
 

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offing DSC will not turn off TC. It works w/ TC (& ABS, & suspension, and transmission, and probably a bunch of other things) and in no way is solely a TC control switch. With all due respect to your mechanic, i personally wouldn't drive my vehicle down on its stops, especially just one side. Just think of the off set balance and how it would affect your ride. You are totally screwing up the ride dynamic, and although maybe no lasting damage may result, it can't be fun putting your vehicle through that, unless you absolutely have no alternative. I'm surprised noise is the only thing your hearing. Just my $.02
 

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hey guys as i posted earlier my front passenger side air strut is bad, im going to order a replacement this week and have it fixed, meanwhile the mechanic at the dealership said it would do no harm that i was driving on it w/ suspension inactive and the front side down on the bump stops so i drove it and have beeen taking it easy on it, i have noticed that when going up a hill or anything where that side has to pull it will make a stange noise like something is slipping on that side where the strut is bad, i thought it was traction control so i turned off the DSC and it still did it..is this the traction control kicking in? it makes a strange noise like somethiing is slipping on that side...thanks.

I had this exact same issue and I could not afford to replace the strut right then so I drove it like that for 2 months until I could which surprisingly the Rover did quite well no problem once replaced. I know the sound your hearing I explained in a previous thread (link is below). I would try to get it taken care of soon but as long as you follow what I said in that link you should be fine. Although Rovers can be quite a maintenance issue they hold up quite well in the face of adversity and being pushed to its limits. Check out the link and see if thats what your talking about.


http://www.rangerovers.net/forum/viewto ... se#p214064
 

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Ace 95 said:
hey guys as i posted earlier my front passenger side air strut is bad, im going to order a replacement this week and have it fixed, meanwhile the mechanic at the dealership said it would do no harm that i was driving on it w/ suspension inactive and the front side down on the bump stops so i drove it and have beeen taking it easy on it, i have noticed that when going up a hill or anything where that side has to pull it will make a stange noise like something is slipping on that side where the strut is bad, i thought it was traction control so i turned off the DSC and it still did it..is this the traction control kicking in? it makes a strange noise like somethiing is slipping on that side...thanks.

I had this exact same issue and I could not afford to replace the strut right then so I drove it like that for 2 months until I could which surprisingly the Rover did quite well no problem once replaced. I know the sound your hearing I explained in a previous thread (link is below). I would try to get it taken care of soon but as long as you follow what I said in that link you should be fine. Although Rovers can be quite a maintenance issue they hold up quite well in the face of adversity and being pushed to its limits. Check out the link and see if thats what your talking about.


viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27863&p=214064&hilit=suspension+noise#p214064

Thanks guy, so the noise coming when i go up an incline from a stop is the traction control?
 
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