Jaguar has been using the same suspension design on the XJ, XK and XF/S-Type platforms. The suspension is very similar to those found on Mercedes-Benz and even Tesla models. Most of the load-bearing components are made of aluminum and have hydraulic bushings in strategic locations. When the suspension is working right, it delivers a great
For the BMW 7 Series E65/E66 manufactured between 2001-’08, engineers went with an innovative rear ride control system. The Dynamic Drive system that uses active anti-roll bars to keep the vehicle level was standard on these models. Some of these vehicles have optional Electronic Dampener Control (EDC) that tunes the compression and rebound of the
Air ride diagnostics can be just as complex as any ABS or fuel injection problem. The diagnostic process should start with questions about the system rather than the parts. Failing to find the root cause of a warning light DTC or intermittent problem will typically cause the problem to come back as soon as the
Here are some tips and tricks that should help you to work on just about any Mercedes-Benz from the past few decades.
ABC suspension systems can be complicated to service if you do not have the right tools, training or knowledge.
The Volkswagen Touareg was the first VW SUV and the first to get an air-ride suspension system. The luxury SUV shares the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. This is a full-feature air ride system designed to improve comfort, stability, and off-road capabilities. Some vehicles with the 4XMotion option will also have
Worn shocks can result in a 15% to 20% increase in braking distances. This video is presented by The Group Training Academy.
A proper test drive can clarify the real suspension problem. This video is presented by The Group Training Academy.
Any time a ride height sensor or a module on a late-model Land Rover is replaced, you should calibrate the air ride system.
Hydraulic suspension bushings were developed in response to specific customer desires: quieter and better-handling vehicles.
Here are some tips and tricks to follow on how to diagnose and repair these systems for your customers.