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[Mechanical] Suspension Compressor Failure
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webego
 


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Your welcome, hope it works out for you.
  
Post #151813920th Aug 2015 10:23 pm
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Discologist
 


Member Since: 19 May 2014
Location: Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Well, fitting the o-ring as a doddle, and thanks again.

The rest however. . .

I'm currently resting while yet another thunderstorm passes over. So far, it's taken the thick end of the day just to get the old one off. I gave up and prised the bracket off in the end, and even the bolts holding the bottom cover on proved to be a real Censored .

Here's hoping we don't get washed away, and the replacement works.
  
Post #151876522nd Aug 2015 5:03 pm
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Discologist
 


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I'm pleased to report that we didn't get washed away, and we managed to fit the reconditioned compressor without too many dramas. I will, however, add to the chorus of wailing about the top bolt on the bracket which took a lot of wiggling., and special tools made of bent coat-hanger etc.

So far it's working well, and a lot more quietly than the duff one.

It was interesting to note that the one we took off also appeared to be a replacement (based on the hand written numbers on the casing), and that the cover was not fitted correctly resulting in it being full of crud, and everything inside being corroded.

All I need to do now is save up enough to replace it properly with an AMK before this one goes pop.
  
Post #151946424th Aug 2015 12:23 pm
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webego
 


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Great news Discologist! Yes that top bolt was a &^*(%^! I ended up taking the compressor off the bracket first with the allen key then took the bracket off. Was still a pain but not as bad as the top bolt! You'll be glad to know the AMK is easier to fit/remove although the top bolt could still have been easier if I had a ratchet spanner.
  
Post #151974924th Aug 2015 9:52 pm
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MonLand
 


Member Since: 27 Jan 2009
Location: Herndon, VA USA
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Compressor dead: motor cooked

Got an amber light "suspension height to normal" only a few days ago. Figured the compressor needed some refurbishing. Parked the truck, bought rebuild kits.
Today, I take everything apart and I realized that the electric motor of the compressor burnt. Not sure of the reason. Dessicant was not as powdery as I expected it to be. I'm thinking the front bearing failed.

Anyway... Can I source a replacement motor or is my only option to get a complete compressor?
If so, what's the feedback on those Chinese compressor on eBay I read about? ($250?)

Truck is '06 Disco3/LR3 V6. I believe the compressor has been replaced already (with a rebuilt unit) by the dealership a few years ago (maybe in the 2009 timeframe?). Still an Hitachi unit.
  
Post #16349802nd Apr 2016 7:34 pm
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Under Pressure
 


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Hi All,

My 07 Lr3 compressor has spat out the dummy. Was getting the usual amber warnings and it worked intermittently. The last time it worked I went through the motions of selecting the lower and high height settings and it finished up on the off road high position and has refused to do anything since. I am getting the red warning to slow down to less than 30kmph, but keep driving as normal and have removed the fuse for the air suspension which disables the alarm. I am hoping that I am not doing any damage and going on the assumption that as long as the system is up with air in it not much harm can come.
I was looking at getting a repair kit for it, believing it was the Hitachi unit suffering with a gunked up air dryer, but luckily had a quick look to find out it is the replacement AMK upgrade unit that was replaced under warranty by the local LR agents about 3 yrs and 80,000km ago.

Looking at the repair kits for the AMK unit and the supplier states that it is not an easy a repair as with the Hitachi compressor. The AMK overhaul requires soaking and the use of a press to separate components.

Has anyone repaired one of these AMK units with the kit? Perhaps I would be better off just getting a new replacement or reconditioned unit?

Cheers Smile
  
Post #175452628th Dec 2016 12:26 am
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SimonRafferty
 


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Is there anything to call it between the different repair kits offered on eBay / usual suspects on line?

Yellow light came on for the first time this morning!

Si
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