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Old 01-09-2021, 01:43 PM
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Autolevel Inactive post brake service???

Hey everyone. I tried search, but the search function also seems to be inactive-- it only came up with ONE forum post, which I KNOW isn't true. Anyway, quick question:

Short version: Can anything during a routine brake service and front CV joint inspection cause the autolevel to suddenly fail? It has not lost its level, so I don't suspect a bag or a compressor. Thinking a sensor someplace. I'm taking it back in for the shop to take another look. I'm simply curious if I should point them in a specific direction.
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:10 PM
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Make sure the level sensor arms didnít get turned around (backwards). Unfortunately you have no vehicle info...so we canít tell if you have the single rear axle or the dual axle set-up.

For example #1, #6, #8 & #13 are level sensors (you may not have all of these...again, we donít know what you have)...and sometimes when the suspension gets extended (when on a lift)...when the vehicle is lowered...the level sensor arms after being extended can go back in the wrong direction. Make sure they are in the correct position:

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Old 01-09-2021, 04:12 PM
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Very sorry! It is a 2006 4.8iS with four-wheel leveling. I'll have them take a look at all these parts. Ironically, those actually look like identical level sensors to the Allroad. Maybe they'll let me under there to take a look tomorrow morning when I bring the car back.
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Old 01-09-2021, 04:17 PM
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About five times a year a thread comes up where the arms get backwards. The arm from sesnor must be mostly horizontal and the arm to the suspension must be mostly vertical. It can get flipped when the wheels are off the ground.
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