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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro Question: Air Suspension Disconnection

 

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Sienna02, East Brunswick, NJ, February 20, 2012, 15:24
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I would've followed up my own question with this one, but it doesn't look like that is allowed.

I see where someone else had some wacky air suspension problems and so do I, where I hear the air pump in the back come on sometimes, I can't seem to raise the car. Sometimes it looks like it tries and then it doesn't work. Sometimes the dash light comes on without me touching a button. Not sure if the car is even level.

Although I'm considering eventually having a conversion kit installed, I have 2 questions for now.

1. With the cost of gas going up again, I was wondering if the pump causes significant fuel usage when it keeps turning.

2. In looking at the manual, I can see that the air suspension is on 2 separate fuses, with a few other things. The second fuse that it's on is for the navigation system (which I don't have) and automatic headlight adjustment (which is also resides on another fuse in addition to this one). Would it be a bad idea to just pull the fuse to stop this thing from going nuts? The other fuse that the air suspension is on, I just wouldn't touch, as there are waaay too many things on that fuse line.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 20, 2012, 21:38
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    Engine or electrical demand isn't going to be noticeably reflected in gas mileage.I don't know much about your Audi but there are aftermarket Bilstien shock/spring conversion kits for fancy Range Rover and Jaguar suspensions that fail. May be best to post your question on an Audi specific forum.

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