The 2004-2009 Jaguar XJ8 and XJR were the first and last Jaguars with four-corner air ride suspension.
The key to servicing these systems is proper information and understanding precisely how these systems operate.
The system provides great ride & handling, but it can be complicated to service if you do not have the right training.
It could be in a Land Rover, Mercedes or BMW, but chances are if you are a European specialist in the colder regions of the country, you will soon get a customer in complaining about a warning light or message saying there is a problem with their air ride suspension. It is a common occurrence
Here are some tips and tricks to follow on how to diagnose and repair these systems for your customers.
When writing an estimate for an air ride repair, make sure you give the customer these options.
On racecars, mechanics in pit lane will tune the settings of the shocks and springs for the track. Some race shocks have six adjustments for compression and rebound, so they will tune the setting for the amount and rate of suspension movement. But the moment they leave pit lane, they can’t change the settings.