Suspension warning

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Andy Collings
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Suspension warning

Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:40 pm

Yesterday picked up car after mot and some non related work. Started engine and immediately suspension symbol came on and message on idrive. Turned off engine and restarted and all ok. This morning drove a mile or so and warning came on again. Did diagnostics with icarsoft and timing error right rear came up. Cleared the code and will see what happens next. Must have been ok for mot or it would have failed. Anyone any idea's ?
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Re: Suspension warning

Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:00 pm

Check the regulating rods on rear suspension, the little ball joints seize up and end up cracking/ breaking the lever arms. Sometimes they put the suspension on the edge of reporting faults and subsequently you get intermittent faults. Also dismount the electrical plug and clean, spray with contact cleaner and check the wiring as far back as you can.
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Re: Suspension warning

Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:34 am

Yes, check the wiring from the sensor plug as mine had a broken wire 4 inches from the plug. I only realised after replacing the sensor twice with the warning and fault still present. I noticed slight scuffing on the tape covering the wires. Upon peeling the tape back I could see the damaged wire. A simple solder joint and all well.

I think the wire has been pinched when some unrelated work on the car had been carried out.
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Re: Suspension warning

Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks for that, will have a look. After clearing the fault code it hasn't come back. Will keep an eye on it.
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Re: Suspension warning

Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:28 pm

Still no return, a gremlin maybe. Sure come back some time though.

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