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Front suspension dropped

Front air ride suspension system dropped while at a new mechanic’s. Seeking ideas for repair.
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Awaiting diagnosis. Any chance the entire assembly is intact and the airbags can be reconnected to the compressor and inflated?
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Ummm... Shouldn't your new mechanic be figuring out what they did wrong??

What was the vehicle in for in the first place?

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He broke a strut.
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Was at the muffler shop. Broke an air strut that was only two years old. Suspect it was put on the lift improperly. Didn’t want him to do the repair work given that no one ever before has done this kind of damage to my car while in the shop. It’s a shame. I feel badly for him that he did this.
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Did you tell him to lock the air suspension when putting the car on a wheels-free lift?


If not, he'll bugger it up again.


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That’s not my responsibility. Everyone other technician who has worked on the car has done so. It’s a massive inconvenience for us, but I do feel very sorry for him.
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He broke a strut.
How do you break a strut? Have him pay for the work at another shop. jesus!

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Did you tell him to lock the air suspension when putting the car on a wheels-free lift?


If not, he'll bugger it up again.


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Hey Nooby when i put my 04 in jack mode the wheels still drop when lifted so i haven't been bothering to do it, am i missing something?
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Has anyone had one of their front struts, control arm, level sensors, strut mount, stabilizer bar, knuckle, etc replaced under VW warranty. I’d be curious to know for what price a VW dealership could do the job?
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