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Hean10



Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
Location: Derry
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Northern Ireland 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Baltic Blue
RRS new ride height sensors not registering/showing fault

Hello,
I’m new to the forum it looks interesting.
I have a RRS 2008 TDV8 having some difficulties with the ride height sensors. The car is in the garage to get 2 new front sensors fitted, original Land Rover parts, fitted to the front of the vehicle but started showing suspension fault straight away and the car dropped to the ground (low). A second set of sensors were fitted and the same problem occurred so I have had to revert back to the original sensors which are intermittently showing faults and the car is laying down lower on one side than the other (front only), on top of this when I manually drop or raise the suspension height the suspension starts raising and goes into a “suspension in extended mode” red flashing symbol and shows the wheels jumping around on the screen. When at normal height in fault mode the car is much lower at the front than the back. Hence the reason why I seen the flashing red indicator on the screen for the front wheels and ordered new parts.

The mechanic contacted a Land Rover specialist to get some advice when they said they wanted the vehicle in after a month waiting list. I’m now stuck and need the car for work etc. I still have the 2 new sensors and would greatly appreciate any suggestion you may have to solve the problem.

A new compressor was also fitted recently which was a direct replacement hitachi so I’m guessing no need for a software update? Should it needs a software update for registering the new sensors? Seems that some treads suggest yes but some suggest no but I also came across a recall for sensors! I’m just confused now! Thanks in advamce for your help. Much appreciated.

Post #546102 Wed Jan 17 2018 12:39pm
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Andy K



Member Since: 18 Sep 2015
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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

After new sensors are fitted the suspension needs calibration.

Bit hard to believe 2 sensors failed at the same time

Post #546103 Wed Jan 17 2018 12:51pm
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Hean10



Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
Location: Derry
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Northern Ireland 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Baltic Blue

Andy,
Thanks for the reply.
One sensor failed initially (front driver)so I replaced that with a used sensor and it sat a little lower so I drove it anyway after which the sensor on the passenger side started showing a fault when the suspension was in use so I ordered 2 new sensors from Land Rover. This is when the problem started as above.

How is the suspension calibrated exactly? Is it a software basic settings change or is it done mechanically? Thanks again

Post #546105 Wed Jan 17 2018 1:03pm
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qcnr



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Not sure this will work on a RRS, but on other LR vehicles I have had with EAS, I disconnect the
battery before removing the sensors. Saves having to recalibrate them.

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Hean10



Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
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Northern Ireland 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Baltic Blue

Is the Delphi auto diagnostics system any good for land rovers? Would any of you recommend a system to properly acces the cars systems? Thanks

Post #546114 Wed Jan 17 2018 3:31pm
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Andy K



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We tend to use an IID to cal the suspension on here. £400

You get your tape measure out, measure between wheel arch lip and wheel center.
Do some calcs and tap some numbers into your smart phone

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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

Or take it back to the garage, tell them they’ve not completed the work, get a courtesy car and leave them to fix it. Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

Post #546167 Wed Jan 17 2018 9:41pm
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Hean10



Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
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It’s a mates garage. He specialises in Mercedes so he has all the gear for those. I fitted one sensor back this eve and it cleared the faults temporarily so next step is to calibrate them and clear faults again.

Andy- thanks for the info. Would I better with a IID tool or IID tool BT? I’m guessing you’ve confidence in these so I’ll take the recommendation and use it with a smart phone.

Thanks again. Appreciate all the help and suggestions

Post #546173 Wed Jan 17 2018 10:46pm
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Col



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List of Basic Standard Normal Ride Heights.



Cheers
Col

Post #546178 Thu Jan 18 2018 12:08am
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Andy K



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Yes many of us on here use the IID.

BT means Bluetooth to work with a smart phone. SO yes Bluetooth is the one you want.


I can't guarantee the calibration will fix your problem, but the IID is a very useful tool, which will come in handy for other things. Read the fault codes on the car, program keys, activate options, update software etc

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HughN



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

qcnr wrote:
Not sure this will work on a RRS, but on other LR vehicles I have had with EAS, I disconnect the
battery before removing the sensors. Saves having to recalibrate them.


Essential to do this anyway. I prodded the sensor on my wife's D2 with a screwdriver, the wire fell off and the suspension dropped, crushing my arm between the tyre and wheelarch. Got a patronising lecture from the fire brigade but I only wanted to clear the mud and find what size spanner to use, not actually replace the sensor! I didn't mention my degree in engineering or what I do for a living.

One loose wire = two ambulances, one fast response paramedic, fast response fire vehicle, two fire engines and the air ambulance sitting with its rotors turning. Hey kids - be careful out there... "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

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Cymruambyth



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^^^^^ No way Shocked Shocked Jesus, that could have been very nasty! Steve.


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Post #546246 Fri Jan 19 2018 9:22am
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HughN



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

Yep. Luckily it was the uphill wheel on a slope - the downhill side would have chopped off my arm. I'm a skinny bloke without any muscle to crush so no crush injuries but a very blue arm!

The neighbour who first came to help had nightmares about what would have had happened if I had put my head through the gap.

All I wanted the fire brigade to do was jump out their wagon with a jack and lift the car off me. Instead, they formed a huddle and performed a risk assessment for about five minutes. Just as the airbag lifted the car off my arm, one of the pneumatic couplings came away and dropped it back. Rolling Eyes

Lessons learned: expect the worst; the 'transport' position of the air suspension is verylow; for a supposedly intelligent person, I have a lot of Frank Spencer traits. "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #546248 Fri Jan 19 2018 9:54am
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Hean10



Member Since: 17 Jan 2018
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Northern Ireland 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Baltic Blue

Lucky one there with the arm! 😳

I took the RRS to another garage for a last run before buying the IID tool as previously said it may not sort my issue and I’m planning on changing it which wouldn’t make any sense with the tool licked to the car.

The garage changed some settings and tried their best with their Bosch computer system what they have now accomplished is successfully calibrating the suspension “normal height” on the “off road height” setting so basically the jeep sits good on off road height and but when I hit the 25mph mark it dings and drops again thinking it’s too high. Pain in the ass!!!

Any further suggestions?
I need to leave the jeep with the boys for a day or 2 so they can have a proper go at it but I find it very strange that it’s calibrated in off road height?? There was not mention of off road/normal/access height settings it just showed the settings. We calibrated it and she reset herself but it was off road. I also made sure the setting in the on board screen was on normal height setting
Constantly showing red fault signal light.
One more thing - when I lower to access height (doesn’t move much) it automatically goes to off road height and raises the jeep.

Again. Thanks for your help. Adrian

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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

Hmm - this is a long shot - and I'm no expert - but there is a facility for the car, when it senses an obstruction under the car, to go into super high, just to get over the obstruction. It couldn't be this aspect playing up could it? Your comment "one more thing..." made me think of it Confused Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

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