Air suspension fault

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Asked by Jul 15, 2014 at 06:51 PM about the 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 L Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 05 Jaguar XJ8 L that intermittently displays Air Suspension Fault.  My local
mechanic says he will scan the vehicle, but I am being told by the dealer that even if he
can scan for codes he won't be able to diagnose them.  Am I wasting time and money by
not taking the car to someone who specializes in European cars?  Any ideas on what is
causing the intermittent code?

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Your air ride will more than likely go out. In summerville Georgia a place called chattooga car care can do better than the dealership at a fraction of the cost. Dealer wanted 6 grand to replace mine but i opted to get the conversion kit and took to the shop above which turns air ride off and converts to high end shocks and i got done for a little less than 2 grand mine is a 2004 xj8 by the way.

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Which conversion kit did you use?

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Go to Arnott and buy the after market shocks that are not air controlled. Then any shop can install that does good work. I did myself without a lift using a jack and stands in less than 2 hours.. Complete instructions on their webb site and they take back cores for a rebate!!

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Did 2 grand include the cost of the "high end shocks" you mention? Did you do it on all 4 corners?

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