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    Default Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank


    My suspension at the rear has sank and is not working, I cannot drive more than 10 mile p.h. without hitting the floor.
    I understand that they is a compressor that inflates the rear suspension air-bag, I wondered were the compressor was on the car? Does it run to a fuse?
    If a suspension airbag is being pumped by a compressor can you hear it?

    where are the sensors?
    any clues anyone?

    is it a fuse?
    is it the compressor?
    is it the air bag?
    is it a sensor?
    Anyone got any ideas?
    I love to fix this before Monday. lol ;-)
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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    The suspension is under the front seat floor on the left side. i.e outside the vehicle. There is a fuseable link in the fusebox under the bonnet. 30 amp, I think.

    It will be the compressor that has died. They seem to last about five years then give up the ghost.
    There are no facts, only opinions.

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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Thanks for that, Can u tell me were the compressor is?
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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Its under the car about in line with the Pasenger seat its a Large plasic box that is bolted to the chassis

    Mine packed up this year its a bout 200 + vat if you shop around

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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank


    Got under the car and tried to remove the compressor,
    All went well until I tried to disconnect Air intake hose and the Exhaust pipe from the compressor.

    How do you disconnect these two hoses?
    Any clues anyone?
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    A sad land rover
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    Smile Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Fitted a new compressor and it still does not work,
    Now I am told that it needs to go to the main dealer for testing etc.
    I cannot afford even the 80.00 to get it to the main dealer, which is 35 miles away.

    Does anyone want to buy this for 5000.00?
    I am sick of the ****ing thing
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    Question Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Ok, This post was started in September, 2007, I did get the Landrover recovered and taken to Landrover in Hull, So the cost was 250 for the compressor, 80 recovery, and Landrover cost 200 so the cash total was 530!
    Now it is 8 months later and the dam rear has sank 2 inchs from the floor again!
    I think that the air-suspension bags have a leak, When I turn the key to position 2, I can hear a hiss for the drivers-side rear of the car.
    How can I check by myself if the compressor is working? If it still works I suppose it would be time to get two new rear air suspension bags from somewhere.
    Does anyone know where the cheapest NEW air suspension for a Discovery 2, TD5, 2000 are? The cheapest I can find are around 100 each, but I am sure I saw some for 70 each, but cannot find them now (ebay I think, or some special offer somewhere) Any clues anyone?
    Last edited by martintd5; 28th May 2008 at 23:46. Reason: spelling
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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Rear suspension collapse on TD5's is very common. So common in fact that a lot of people now convert them to coil suspension (it costs less than 90 for the whole kit).
    This thread is how it's done, but is also useful for showing how to replace the bladders. To test if the compressor is working - open the cover and put your hand on it - you will easily feel if it's working.
    You can detect leaks by squirting water with a small amount of washing up liquid in it onto the suspected area - it will bubble if there's a leak.

    http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=25538

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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Hi try paddocks i fitted 2 they cost 75 each

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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    ..replaced one of mine last year..got it from Paddocks for around 79 incl post. It is identical to original even the part no is same.
    Took about twenty mins to fit in the path outside...less trouble than an oil change.
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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    Same thing Happened to me but it was a leak.
    Bought 2 bottles of Green tyre slime and put it in the right side air bag and Presto still going strong not bad for $10.

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    Default Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    ..wh would you bother when they are so easy to change??
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    Thumbs up Re: Discovery 2 TD5 rear suspension sank

    well,
    I got some coils that are bright blue. from:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DISCOVERY-TD5-...742.m153.l1262
    for 108.34 posted to your door. Anyway I managed to get the springs fitted exactly where the Landrover had sank. I did read a guide from http://www.discoweb.org/slstocoils/index.htm which was useful. I paid a strong man that knew nothing about landrovers to fit this 100 and he managed to do it in 3 hours ( he had to wait 1 hour for me to run to the shop and buy a new socket-set and a Tap and Die set ) and it was good.
    If you do this for yourself do not think that you do not have to tap the holes for the two bolts for the spring seats cause you Do need to tap the holes, ( The guide says that the holes are threaded, They seem to be, but tapping a 10mm thread for these holes was simple.) and the kit above does not contain any bolts.
    another job done.
    P.S.
    I here that for insurance purposes I have to remove the two rear folding seats at the very rear.
    Owner of a Discovery 2, TD5, Year 2000, 110,000 miles clocked - soon to have less problems

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