My air susp compressor is sounding a little sick... well not sick, but different..
About 12 months ago i had the rubber mounts replaced on the compressor by Nial... he did a great job
now instead of making its usual compressor noise (like a mini one from a workshop) it sounds as if it is pumping much slower... no rapid 'clicking' if you know what i mean.. i;m not sure how to describe the usual noise.
it just sounds really tired.. however it seems to work just as quickly as it used to..
there is also a vibration through the car which sounds like the rubber mounts are faultering.. surely they would not after just 12 months!
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:07 pm, by: Mark Paddick(Sparks)
Replacement is relatively easy, an hour or so all up. Don't know what they're worth. Mine cost $220 to rebuild I think (was when I first got the car and I didn't pay for it). Check for dirty/high resistance contacts in the plug. I have seen that several time and it would cause just the symptoms you describe. Replacing the plug would be a lot cheaper!
Cheers Mark, i will check them this weekend.. might pull the entire unit out and give it a once over... I am presuming you can pull it out and you wont lose the compressed air?
On another note a while ago i was arranging to send you my TV tuner to finish the upgrade started by a guy from JAYCAR who stuffed me round for a year.. i didn;t get back to you as i have been moving etc.. i will have my feet on the ground next month, so i will contact you and arrange it, if thats still ok with you.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 03:49 pm, by: Mark Paddick(Sparks)
No problem, just remember that TV tuners are made in Hell and can take a while to sort out.
AFAIK you shouldn't loose the air unless there is a solenoid problem or leak in the lines. You will if you pull the solenoids apart though so don't do them until you have the pump going. The plug connections and brushes are the weak points for the compressor motor.