Is Your Check Suspension Light On?
Any one of these items could be the cause:
Air Spring: This is the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All of your air springs were installed at the same time and they all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others can't be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.
Compressor/Air Pump: When your air suspension started leaking, your compressor/air pump started working harder to try to keep the system inflated. As the air system leaked more, it worked even harder. The compressor in your air suspension was not designed to work that hard. By the time your air suspension leaked down completely, your compressor had failed. Buying air struts and taking the time to install them only to find out you still need to replace your compressor can be very frustrating and expensive.
Dryer: Once your air suspension starts leaking, there will be moisture in the system. Moisture damages the air suspension from the inside. You will have to replace the dryer to eliminate the moisture and stop this damage.
O-rings: Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all the air lines connect. If you do any work on your air suspension, be sure to replace the O-rings.
Ride Height Sensor: Chances are your vehicle has 100,000 miles on it, maybe more. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.
Solenoid: The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing your suspension to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.
How Do I Know If My Air Suspension Is Failing?
The most common symptom of a leaking or failed air suspension is a sagging rear end or the entire vehicle is squatting down like the vehicles pictured below.
Other clues include your air compressor is no longer working or is running way too often. The last major tip is your vehicle is no longer able to reach or
maintain the proper ride height.
Why Do Air Suspensions Fail?
The primary reason is the air bags that are part of the air spring are made out of rubber and they dry rot over a period of 5 to 7
years. They develop cracks and start to leak. Extreme heat and extreme cold accelerate the rate of decay, so if you live in the
extreme north or the extreme south, your air suspension system will fail faster. There is no way to repair the air bag once it starts
to leak, it has to be replaced.
After the systems starts leaking, the compressor is usually next to go. Most of the time, the compressor has actually failed before
the owner notices there is a problem. The failure of the compressor triggers the check suspension light, but it is already too late.
The extent of the repairs required at this point is very expensive.
Replacing A Leaking Air Strut Or A Failed Compressor Is Not Going To Fix Your Air Suspension Completely.
You Still Have Other Air Suspension Components That Will Also Need Replacing:
- Other Air Struts/Air Shocks/Air Springs: All Of Your Air Struts/Air Shocks/Air Springs Were Installed At The Same Time And They All Go Bad At About The Same Rate. If One Is Already Leaking, The Others Can't Be Far Behind. For A Proper Repair, All Of Them Need To Be Replaced At The Same Time.
- Dryer: Once Your Air Suspension Starts Leaking, There Will Be Moisture In The System. Moisture Damages The Air Suspension From The Inside. You Will Have To Replace The Dryer To Stop This Damage.
- Compressor/Air Pump: When Your Air Suspension Started Leaking, Your Compressor/Air Pump Started Working Harder To Try To Keep The System Inflated. As The System Leaked More, It Worked Even Harder. The Compressor In Your Air Suspension Was Not Designed To Work That Hard. By The Time Your Air Suspension Leaks Down Completely, Your Compressor Has Failed. Buying Air Struts And Taking The Time To Install Them Only To Find Out You Still Need To Replace Your Compressor Can Be Very Frustrating And Expensive.
- Ride Height Sensor: Chances Are Your Vehicle Has 100,000 miles On It, Maybe More. The Ride Height Sensor Is A Moving Part, And Like All Moving Parts, They Wear Out.
- Solenoid: The Solenoid Regulates The Air Pressure For Each Air Strut/Air Shock/Air Spring. Solenoids Start To Leak As They Wear Out Causing Your Suspension To Sag Or To Lean. This Will Cause The Ride Height Sensor To Send A Signal To Activate The Compressor In An Attempt To Inflate The Air Suspension And Level Out The Vehicle. This Excessive Work Load Will Eventually Lead To Total Failure Of The Compressor.
Ignoring The Problem Is Not The Solution
Failure to repair your air suspension system can also lead to some major safety issues, such as an air spring blowing out while doing 75MPH could send the car into a spin. Really, really not good.
A faulty air suspension can cause loss of work, car rental, towing bills, excessive repair costs (especially by big car dealerships), and in general can be very frustrating and inconvenient to say the least. Bottom line: it can cost you big bucks.
"What The Dealer Won't Tell You..."
With the insider information I know today, I can assure you that the OEM parts will always fail and are just another way for car dealers to
"line their pockets" at your expense.
"Dealerships Have Used This Dirty Little Trick For Years..."
The dealerships and parts dealers want you to buy replacement parts because they know that your other air suspension and electronic parts are bound to fail in the very near future, forcing you to continue to buy more and more air suspension replacement parts over time. They make a killing as you grow more and more frustrated!
The stark reality is that luxury car and SUV owners like you, have been left in the dark. These replacement parts are expensive and in most cases it will be necessary for you to pay a dealership a bundle of cash to install them. Increasing even more the cost to get your ride fixed. Many times, you will also have to rent a car because the dealership will take days to get your air suspension working properly.
The worst part about this whole situation is that you don't have a car, the dealership takes forever to fix your ride and then the dealership will use that against you and magically find lots of other parts that “have” to be fixed. You know because it's happened to you before or to someone you know.
Don't fall for their trap...it's not pretty once they have you. They will be laughing all the way to the bank. Please, don't let these guys take your hard earned money. You have another option, and Strutmasters has done all the hard work for you.
Wait! There's Good News...
You can avoid these high costs and all this frustration by installing a Strutmasters Ultimate Ride Conversion Suspension System developed specifically for
your vehicle. Our conversion kit completely replaces your air suspension with a highest quality coil spring suspension system.
At the heart of this suspension system is our exclusive Eibach springs. No other spring manufacturer matches the quality of Eibach.
All of the components in this conversion kit were designed and manufactured in the United States and are made of the highest quality
materials. Since Strutmasters uses only new components in its conversion kits, there is never a core charge.
When installed, you will not only be safe once again, but you will have that new ride feel as we put our Total Ride Satisfaction Promise on our air to non-air conversion kits. We know that you will love the ride and you're gonna love the dependability of this conversion kit.
Wow! Now Look At An Actual Customer Car With A Strutmasters Conversion Kit:
That's more like it! Now it's sitting at the correct height.
No one else offers this level of service and quality. We have over 260,000 happy customers who have been using our suspension system every day for over 10 years. We get tons of letters and e-mails every month thanking us for making this exclusive Air Suspension Conversion Kit available for your vehicle.
People tell us how great it is to have that new car ride back again and know that they can get many more years of use from their vehicle and have the confidence of being safe on the road. Do what thousands of others in your shoes have done and Beat The Air Suspension System by ordering your Strutmasters Ultimate Ride Conversion Suspension Kit today.
Before Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion Kit:
Notice how there is no space between the top of the tires and the wheel well. This air suspension has completely failed. Here is a closer look:
As you can see from the closeup pictures, the suspension is sagging on all four wheels. An air suspension in this condition can
cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Any bump or pothole can cause the vehicle to steer erradically. This needs to be
After Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion Kit:
The owner of this vehicle ordered their conversion kit from Strutmasters. After a few hours installing it, here are the results:
Notice how much more space there is between the top of the tire and the wheel well. The factory ride height has been restored and this
vehicle rides like new again.
Strutmasters Air Conversion Kits Are Easy To Install
Watch As Lou Santiago Demonstrates How Easy Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion Kits Are To Install Using Common Automotive Tools. Note: Lou Santiago Has Hosted Spike TV's Muscle Car, Discovery Channel's Ultimate Car Build-Off, Hot Rod Magazine TV, Extreme 4X4, Horsepower, And V8TV.com.
Lou Santiago Installation Video Part 1
Lou Santiago Installation Video Part 2
Lou Santiago Installation Video Part 3
NOTE: This Video Shows A Great Example Of A Failed Air Strut.
Upon your order, we can even provide you with one of our approved installers that are local to you and have agreed to not charge
more than 1 hour per wheel for labor. This is one of our easiest installs and has been done by many "Do It You Selfers". If
you can do brakes, you can do this...No Sweat!
Our suspension kits are always in stock and will usually ship the same day that you place your order. You will receive a confirmation email with delivery tracking to your door.