|Common Suspension Problems|
Air bag or air strut failure - is usually caused by dry rot, due to old age, or moisture within the air system that damages it from the inside. Air ride suspension parts may fail because rubber dries out. Punctures to the air bag may be caused from debris on the road. With custom applications, improper installation may cause the air bags to rub against the vehicle's frame or other surrounding parts, damaging it. The overextension of an airspring which is not sufficiently constrained by other suspension components such as a shock absorber may also lead to the premature failure of an airspring through the tearing of the flexible layers.Failing of the Air bag may also result in completely immobilizing the vehicle. As the vehilce will rub against the ground or be too high to move.
Air line failure - is a failure of the tubing which connects the air bags or struts to the rest of the air system, and is typically DOT-approved nylon air brake line. This usually occurs when the air lines, which must be routed to the air bags through the chassis of the vehicle, rub against a sharp edge of a chassis member or a moving suspension component, causing a hole to be formed. This mode of failure will typically take some time to occur after the initial installation of the system as the integrity of a section of air line is compromised to the point of failure due to the rubbing and resultant abrasion of the material. An air line failure may also occur if a piece of road debris hits an air line and punctures or tears it.
Compressor failure - is primarily due to leaking air springs or air struts. The compressor will burn out trying to maintain the correct air pressure in a leaking air system. Compressor burnout may also be caused by moisture from within the air system coming into contact with its electronic parts.
In Dryer failure the dryer, which functions to remove moisture from the air system, eventually becomes saturated and unable to perform that function. This causes moisture to build up in the system and can result in damaged air springs and/or a burned out compressor.
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|How to Avoid An Air Suspension Costly Mistake|
When having Problems with Air Suspension Systems and the vehicle is taken to the mechanic the number 1 mistake everyone usually makes is in diagnosing the problem. Everyone Usually reads the vehicle's error code or can see that the Air Suspension Compressor is not working anymore. Most people change the Compressor right away but they are making a costly mistake because the Compressor is NOT the root of the problem, and all they are doing is damaging a brand new compressor. The Reason why an Air Suspension Compressor Fails or Burns out is due to a leak in the Air Suspension System, 99% of the times that leaks comes from leaky Air Spring Bags, Air Struts or Air Shocks. Rubber dry rots over time creating cracks in the rubber and small holes that can let the air escape. A good way to find the leak in the Air Suspension System is to air up the system and spray with soap and water, this will reveal any leaks. Once the Leak is found that part needs to be replaced before a new compressor can be installed. If only 1 air suspension part has been changed keep an eye on the rest because they are likely to go bad soon and ruin a brand new compressor. Is usually best to just change them all and not worry about the system for a few more years. Air Suspension Systems can be costly to maintain and specially if you go to the dealer for parts and in some cases can be more expensive to repair that what the car is worth. But there is a solution Suncore Industires offers Air Suspension Parts at sometimes 75% Less than Dealer prices if you want to maintain your Air System. We Also have Air Suspension Conversion kits that can replace and eliminate the Air Suspension into a Passive Suspension system at a fraction of the cost with instructions on how to remove the air suspension warning light. There is almost no difference on the ride quality of the vehicle and Passive Suspension parts Last A Lifetime. The Option is yours Air Suspension or Passive Suspension in any case Suncore Industries Has Both available with instructions included and helpfull technicians on staff to help you or your mechanic with the repair. Just go to Suncoreindustries.com
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