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hey guys.. so my 03 range is leaning to one side right front.. the airbag seems to be holding air its not bottomed out in ride height. when i put the truck in crawl mode the whole strut bottoms out and I hear super loud hissing in the wheeel well from the airbag strut.. new airbag from arnott is on the way luckily. my question is, why would it only leak when the bag is down or in access mode? in its hightest position, it will not leak? it rises up when im driving but loses air then bottoms out.. wouldnt a leak be a leak in any height? strange... thought about the coil conversion but opted to stick w the airbags .. replacing every 7 years isnt bad i guess
 

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Same issue as the P38 bags. THe cracks develop in the fold at which ever height is most used. In my case it was highway mode. At standard height or above I never had a leak. Once I hit highwy mode the crcks would open up and my rig would drop like a rock. Your bags are just worn out and at their end of life.
 

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If one is leaking the other won't be far behind. Replace EAS bags per axle in the least. Don't forget to clean and inspect your rear bags while you are at it. Doing one bag at a time is just prolonging a fault code and risk of burning out the nice pricey compressor in your boot.
 

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thanx guys I guess that makes sense, I do see a crease in the lowered mode.. I did the left front and the rears last year .. guess I rode this right front out till now.. The great news is that arnott now has the airbags for 350 each front... I got hit over the head for a dealer strut 1200 bucks last year.. Once the bag is replaced will I have have to take my truck in to clear any codes? I dont have any codes at the moment just the leak. Will the truck eventually see that the leak cleared and work normally?
 

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jesone430 said:
Once the bag is replaced will I have have to take my truck in to clear any codes? I dont have any codes at the moment just the leak. Will the truck eventually see that the leak cleared and work normally?
If you're lucky, and the strut and/or airshock are replaced before the system identifies a hard fault, you'll be okay. when mine failed, I ordered the strut from a supplier, and since it was intermittant, I drove it. that is until it really failed & threw the whole suspension out of wack. When that happened, I had to take it to the service shop & they cleared it. The forum sponsor "blackbox" sells products that let you do it yourself, but you have to weigh the price, how much you'll use it & if it's worth buying.
Then again, if you decide to have it replaced by a service shop, dealership OR independent, they should expect to clear a related fault as a matter of course.
Good luck & I hope your strut is replaced before a fault is thrown.
 

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03rangiemark said:
jesone430 said:
Once the bag is replaced will I have have to take my truck in to clear any codes? I dont have any codes at the moment just the leak. Will the truck eventually see that the leak cleared and work normally?
If you're lucky, and the strut and/or airshock are replaced before the system identifies a hard fault, you'll be okay. when mine failed, I ordered the strut from a supplier, and since it was intermittant, I drove it. that is until it really failed & threw the whole suspension out of wack. When that happened, I had to take it to the service shop & they cleared it. The forum sponsor "blackbox" sells products that let you do it yourself, but you have to weigh the price, how much you'll use it & if it's worth buying.
Then again, if you decide to have it replaced by a service shop, dealership OR independent, they should expect to clear a related fault as a matter of course.
Good luck & I hope your strut is replaced before a fault is thrown.
There is a usb obd2 device sold by someone on here that will clear and report air suspension codes... its $200
 

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darrinturner said:
Would it be wise to put your Rover in extended mode when parked?
and remember you done so when you open the door and step out!
...and don't forget that the crack is still there and will continue to leak as the bag flexes as you drive. :?
 

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Most O'Reilly Auto Parts stores will let you borrow their code reader for free. Just plug it in in the parking lot, read the code, then clear the code. Other auto parts stores may as well.
 
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