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Re: Suspen Leveling Warning (archive)

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Posted by Gilbert on January 04, 2001 at 07:47:04:

In Reply to: Suspen Leveling Warning posted by J. Penny on January 03, 2001 at 21:28:46:

While you do seem to be having a problem with your shocks, mine was giving the same message on a sporadic basis. I took it to the dealer who put it on the computer and told me it was some unrelated gremlin. A relay or something on the same circuit. A minor charge, but, unfortunately, I don't recall any specifics. Seepage is not unusual, leakdown is probably a valve or just time to replace the shocks. $275 each is what I've heard. You might eliminate them and save a couple hundred bucks, but the same system runs the brakes and steering, so you're giving up a nice feature and not eliminating much in the way of future maintenance.
Good luck.
Lin Gilbert
1990 750iL

This warning has developed to be more and more of a problem. It really does not have any regularity to it. the only thing I know is that the car is not sagging to the extent that the manual descrbes for this warning to come on. More recently my rear hydraulic leveling shocks have begun to show signs of seepage and loss of pressure overnight, but while driving they have never shown any signs of major sagging. I am just wondering if anyone else has had this symptom before and how they solved it. Also the warning always disappears once the car comes to a complete stop and sometimes randomly while the car is in motion. However once the engine is stopped it reappears so it is probably stored in memory somewhere. The problem could be the camber sensor or in the failing shocks. If the shocks are seen as the problem any suggestions on where to find some replacements would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. J. Penny 1990 750il

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