Touareg: 2004 V6
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Can
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strange happenings with my air suspension.
first let me apologize if this topic has been discussed and solved elsewhere, ive searched extensively but have been unable to find a solution to the issue im having with my suspension.
I own a 2004 v6 3.2l and the issue im having is as follows, my front suspension was on its lowest setting, resting on the bump stops and ive been unable to drive it because of this issue. so doing my due diligence i researched some solutions and found that its possibly due to the compressor not pushing air into the front bags. i pulled the hoses from the front struts with the compressor running to see if I was getting any air through the hose and I was not. so I recently replaced the piston ring with a kit i purchased on ebay. i followed the instructions to the letter and replaced the piston ring and reinstalled the compressor last night. couldnt start the vehicle to test it because it was already late and i had to be up for work this morning.
Fast forward, I get home this afternoon from work and immediately try the truck to see if my first attempt to fix was successful. It was not. i got the red running fault warning but i read that turning the truck off adn back on again clears this. it did the compressor kicked in and ran for a couple of mins and turned off, no red running fault this time.
unfortunately, the suspension in the front did not raise. so i turned the ride height selector knob to the right one click, nothing, turned it again to the "Xtra off road" highest setting and success after a few mins she was nice and high, front and back!!!!
success! i thought, she just needed to calibrate herself! woohoo all is well! UNTIL, i turned the selector knob back to the left to the normal setting. she lowered herself to normal levels in the rear but the front went all the way back down.
I wont bore you any longer with the next several hours of trying to figure out what was going on but in summation, when she is in the highest setting at the knob she goes up nice and high but if I turn her back down to normal level the front goes right back to the bottom but the back is at the desired height. i've spent several hours trying to find a solution or even a reason for this but to no avail.
so i was hoping some one, anyone could help me with this issue. i miss my truck =(
btw, ive tried to get at the relay (373) because I've read this may be part of the problem but it seems the clip at the back of the grey panel under the driver side dash is stuck and wont release, the front clip will but the rear clip wont and i cant see back there well enough to tell if its zip-tied or whats going on and the front wont come down far enough for me to access the relays. anyone, have a clue whats the issue with this as well or am i missing something obvious?
oh one thing i forgot to mention, when she is showing three yellow bars in the dash and i turn the knob selector again to the left to see if she will lower to the second yellow box position i get the "filling tank" message...so she will not go lower than three yellow bars.
any advise is greatly appreciated. btw im new here so please be kind =)
thanks in advance
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