We believe in providing the highest quality parts, such as premium american-made coil springs, to ensure our customers only need to buy the right product once. Has anybody fitted Polyair air bags that support the coil springs? The downside is the complexity and expense of repairs. We use your data to provide and improve the Service. When emulsified fluid containing air is discharged, tighten bleeder screw to specification. I can e-mail you the pdf if you want. This process assumes the fluid level in the reservoir is between max and min when the vehicle is at Normal height before starting.
The whole system will refill and recharge with new fluid from the reservoir and the level in the reservoir will be drawn down to slightly over the max line if everything has gone as expected. There is a fluid pump under the hood on the passenger side top corner mounted to the firewall, It pumps fluid into the shocks and raises and lowers the vehicle when you push the ride height adjustment button. I do however carry very heavy loads sometimes but i hardly ever tow anything. It is intended to remove as much old fluid as practical in a quick and efficient manner. There is a fluid resevoir under the hood on top of the pump it is labled and should be filled between low and high mark with lexus suspension fluid. Using a turkey baster or similar suction pump remove as much of this old fluid as practical from the reservoir.
Customers appreciate the detailed instructions that help them get the kit installed in as little as one hour per wheel. I like having old-fashioned shocks. This procedure needs to be done on flatish, level ground and not on a lift as you need the vehicle's weight to compress the shock actuators so you can get down to the bump stops to remove the maximum amount of old fluid: 1. Both sides will lower together because they are hydraulically connected and you should drain ~0. The fluid in the reservoir will now be at its highest level.
When I went to go pick up the vehicle, I asked the mechanic if he could tell or see any difference between the old fluid and the new. Chuck back-tires if changing front, or chuck front-tires if changing back-tires. This is how we usually do it at work no rocket science , just be careful you don't squish your melon!! It would lower on its own or when I came to a stop. In the next couple years the lifespan will be found out more definitively I think. Unfortunately, my wife threw away the pages I printed and I can't remember exactly how I did it.
This procedure needs to be done on flatish, level ground and not on a lift as you need the vehicle's weight to compress the shock actuators so you can get down to the bump stops to remove the maximum amount of old fluid: 1. Furthermore, it's not at all wasteful of new fluid as you remove nearly all of the old stuff and recharge the whole system with fresh fluid in just one cycle. The whole system will refill and recharge with new fluid from the reservoir and the level in the reservoir will be drawn down to slightly over the max line if everything has gone as expected. Close bleeder when vehicle is close to bottom. For example, the hydraulic fluid pump on the Mercedes is run off one of the camshafts. Broken Strut The left front height control shock had rusted through and broken loose.
I am going to change the suspension fluid very shortly. In order to get the vehicle level, the front torsion bars need to be clocked 2 splines tighter, then adjusted to support the vehicle at the correct height 88-90cm in the front, 90-92cm in the rear : Clocked Torsion Bar This extra adjustment helps set the ride height correctly. I went back to the Toyota dealer and they are denying responsiblity. It should reset itself when you turn back on the air supply system. Again close the bleeder as fluid flow stops. It is intended to remove as much old fluid as practical in a quick and efficient manner. As long as you don't drain more than 1.
If you experience a sudden drop in fluid level that coincides with a sudden and significant loss of damping then you're looking at a ruptured accumulator. Usually one cycle at each corner is sufficient. I am looking to purchase a new caravan but have concerns about the towing capacity of my vehicle. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. My caravan tow ball weight is 200Kg's and this is acceptable with 2 persons on board for the suspension, but this drops to 185Kg's with any more people on board.
The amount removed should equal, or be slightly over, 1 liter. Of course he's not a Lexus dealer either, but it makes me a little suspicious. But what about the fluid in the shock absorber, and in the pipe leading to it? Also it could be that the shocks are leaking and have let all of the fluid out of the system which if left for a period of time unchecked will lead to pump failure. Fill with new clean fluid, I usually put the whole can in. Strutmasters kit made the process swift and straightforward. Is it reasonable to assume that the fluid would begin to break down at 60,000 miles? The ctaccumulators are the only part on the system that can wear under normal circumstances unless you break something while offroad or in an accident.
Can still use all the height controls and suspension options. Lossen the nuts of the tire to change. I got a price from a local repair shop that I used to take my Landcruiser to for half the price of what Lexus was going to charge me for the fluid flush. It could also be that your ride height sensons are out of adjustment or broken. Hi, I am a newbie. Anyway, enough rambling for tonight.