Jaguar 2000-06

Front Air Suspension

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Air Springs



Removal & Installation
XJ Series
  1. Using the Jaguar approved diagnostic system depressurize the air suspension system.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    NOTE
    Disconnect the air spring electrical connector if fitted.


    WARNING
    Loosen the air pipe until the stored air pressure starts to vent. Wait for at least one minute for the air pressure to escape completely before fully removing the air pipe connector.

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  5. Detach the air pipe.
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  7. Remove the air spring retaining nuts.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar link.
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  11. Detach the front air suspension height sensor link rod.
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  13. Detach the brake line from the inner fender securing clips
    CAUTION
    Prevent the air spring from rotating. Do not use extension bars when removing the air spring securing bolt. Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to the air spring.

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  15. Detach the air spring assembly.
    CAUTION
    Prevent the upper ball joint ball pin hexagon from rotating. Failure to do so may result in damage to the upper ball joint boot.


    CAUTION
    Make sure the wheel knuckle is supported. Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to the vehicle.

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  17. Detach the upper arm.
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  19. Remove the air spring.
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To install:


WARNING
Do not install an air spring if the pressure retaining valve has been removed or has become loose. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.


CAUTION
Do not install an air spring if the pressure retaining valve has been removed or has become loose. Failure to follow this instruction may result in damage to the vehicle.


NOTE
New air springs have a shelf life of seven months from the date of manufacture. Do not install the air spring if the date marking exceeds this date.

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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  3. Tighten the upper arm nut to 90 Nm.
    CAUTION
    Prevent the air spring from rotating. Do not use extension bars when tightening the air spring securing bolt. Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to the air spring.

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  5. Tighten the lower air spring bolt to 175 Nm.
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  7. Tighten the upper air spring nuts to 25 Nm.
    CAUTION
    Do not over tighten the air pipe union as it may result in the pressure retaining valve coming loose if removed again.

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  9. Tighten the air pipe to 5 Nm.
    NOTE
    Make sure the air suspension system is re-pressurized using the Jaguar approved diagnostic system before lowering the vehicle to the ground.

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  11. Re-pressurize the air suspension system. For further information, refer to the Jaguar approved diagnostic system.
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