The valve block is a small but significant component of the air suspension system. Therefore, it should not be neglected when diagnosing possible system defects. Symptoms that seem to point to a leak in an air spring, might also be a defect in the valve block. Let’s start with explaining the general function of the part before diving deeper.
Being the aftermarket air suspension specialist, Arnott is keen to make sure all installers feel confident and are well informed when carrying out an air suspension repair. In this article some valuable tips and tricks are highlighted per product category.
We are releasing 34 new parts this month: 5 air struts, 5 compressors and 24 ride height sensors! Applications include MB S-Class W222 4MATIC, Tesla Model S and X, Range Rover L405 and L494, Porsche Panamera and many more. Check out all the latest releases in our new e-catalog!
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The summer holiday season is about to start and with decreasing Covid-19 restrictions many people are starting to plan their holiday by car. This usually means the vehicle will be used differently than in everyday life: it might be overpacked, hauling, driven more kilometers etc. All these additional conditions cause extra strain on the car’s engine, brakes, driveline, and suspension.
Now new in the assortment and available for sale: Rear air springs for the Fiat Scudo, Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy! Contact your local distributor or sales representative for more information. Article reference: A-3303.
The main purpose of the ride height sensors for the air suspension system is to provide the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with information on the height position of the vehicle body. Besides supporting the air suspension system for automatic level control, ride height sensors are also used as input for the automatic headlight leveling system.
Nowadays, around 5% of all new passenger cars are equipped with factory-fitted air suspension and this number is growing. In the beginning, air suspension was offered for high end models only, but in the last few years has worked its way down to mid-range passenger cars as well. This change has been driven by steadily growing customer demand for safety,