How to Fix the Suspension Pump in Your Vehicle
Imagine what would happen if there is no component in your vehicle that keeps it on the level it should be. That's why there is the suspension pump! Without this, the suspension air springs will not have any air. It also helps in providing your ride enough balance even if it has heavy loads. So if it becomes damaged, you must take immediate measures to fix your suspension pump:
Difficulty level: Moderate
Things you'll need:
- Service manual
- Plumber's tape
To bring its power back:
Step 1: Locate the suspension pump in your vehicle. Its position may slightly differ in several vehicles, so it is better to consult your ride's service manual in order to determine its exact location.
Step 2: Once you have found it, you must inspect its power source if your suspension pump does not give enough power. To do this, trace the path of the power cord of the air pump all the way to its power outlet. Ensure that the power outlet is still in good condition.
Step 3: Once the power switch of your suspension pump is activated, connect its power cord to the outlet securely if it is loosely plugged.
Step 4: If there is still not enough or no power at all from your suspension pump, then you must look for its circuit breaker. It is found close to the power cord you have plugged earlier.
Step 5: This time, look for the button of the circuit breaker, and reset it. Also, see to it that the circuit breaker is switched on. This will allow power to reach your suspension pump.
Step 6: If any of the things mentioned did not work, then you must consult your trusted mechanic regarding your suspension pump. The said professional can look deeper in the electrical connections in your vehicle.
To give it enough pressure:
Step 1: You must turn your suspension pump on first. Spray it afterwards with a mixture of soap and water. This will determine if your suspension pump has leaks if there are bubbles from its fittings after spraying it.
Step 2: This time, look for the air release valve in the tank of your suspension pump. You can easily distinguish this valve because it is usually made of metal or plastic, and it also has a pull ring.
Step 3: Once you have located the air release valve, you must lift its pull ring in order to let go of the pressure that has developed in the suspension pump tank.
Step 4: You may now focus on the leaks you have inspected earlier. To fix these, you must take the affected fittings away. Remove their fasteners with the help of a wrench.
Step 5: With the help of a plumber's tape, seal the location of the leaks. If necessary, apply more than a single coating of the tape so that the leaks will totally be prevented.
Step 6: With the help of a wrench, you may now reattach the fittings in your suspension pump. Make sure that all their fasteners are secured properly.
Step 7: This time, verify the amount of pressure in your suspension pump. To do this, you need to release the cover of the pressure-limiting switch to see it.
Step 8: With the help of a screwdriver, move the screw of the switch in a clockwise motion. This will allow the pressure to be raised in your suspension pump until it reaches its sufficient level.