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Having Range Rover or Land Rover Suspension Issues near Columbia MD?

Brian England, Tue, Jan 21, 2014

Are you experiencing suspension issues on your Land Rover or Range Rover?  Is your EAS indicator light coming on?  Has your suspension completely collapsed or is it low on one side? Well, chances are you aren’t alone. Here’s some background on the problem and how it can be corrected.

Range Rovers in for a Suspension Retrofit in Columbia MD

Back in 1993, the conventional coil spring suspension system was replaced with Electronic Air Suspension (EAS) in some Range Rover models. EAS improves the Range Rover’s ability to negotiate off-road terrains by making it possible to adjust the vehicle’s height from the ground.  The EAS system software inflates or deflates the air springs depending on the speed of the car and the terrain.

In 1995, EAS became standard in all Range Rover models. Unfortunately, EAS is very complicated and a lot of things can go wrong.  Problems typically start showing up when the vehicle is 5 to 10 years old or around 80,000 miles or higher.  Sometimes the repairs can be very costly.  We recommend a retrofit when the repairs to an EAS system just aren’t cost effective.  An Land Rover EAS modification retrofit ends the never ending repairs to the EAS by installing conventional springs.

In the photos below, you can see the difference between the EAS system and the conventional coil retrofit systems for the front and rear of the vehicle.

Front Land Rover EAS Modification Retrofit

Rear Land Rover EAS Modification Retrofit

Once the coils have been installed, the final step is to modify the electronic control system. This photo shows the installation of the new control box which will stop the EAS control codes from being set and registering a failure on the EAS dashboard light.

Modifying the Control Panel in a Land Rover Electronic Air Suspension Modification Retrofit

If you are experiencing problems and live or work near Columbia, MD, give us a call or make an appointment to have your car serviced.

 

About Brian England

 

Brian England, the current president of BA Auto Care (formerly British American Auto Care) got his start with an auto apprenticeship in a small town in the northwest of London. He came to the U.S. in 1972 to work for a Land Rover dealer in Rockville, MD, and a few years later, started British American Auto Care with his wife, Jennifer. A big believer in preventive auto maintenance, Brian's philosophy is to encourage and educate drivers on the benefits of adhering to a regular maintenance plan.