C5 Front Suspension working when parked!
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    Default C5 Front Suspension working when parked!

    What would cause the front suspension of a Series 1 C5 to cycle through up and down - when the car is parked!

    I saw this today. Not my car. The suspension is apparently working fine on the road, but the solution when parked is to put it on low.

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    Very bizarre.


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    Not uncommon fault with series 1 C5 and can be avoided by parking with wheels in the straight ahead position.
    If wheels are turned , the suspension will try to self level and adjust due to the camber.
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    It will stop when the BSI drops into Eco mode.

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    A dodgy height sensor can also cause the car to 'nod' of it's own accord.

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    Or perhaps a dirty hieght corrector. Usually at the back, but that might still lead to the front bouncing up and down. If you try to clean it yourself, please read the thread above on saety and ensure you have axle stands or watever to prevent a sudden drop which could hurt or worse kill!
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    It was parking the wheels not straight ahead in my case as well. Confused the mother in law who was sitting in the car while we went to the baker's. How did we laugh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter O View Post
    Or perhaps a dirty hieght corrector. Usually at the back, but that might still lead to the front bouncing up and down. If you try to clean it yourself, please read the thread above on saety and ensure you have axle stands or watever to prevent a sudden drop which could hurt or worse kill!
    Hi
    My thoughts are to do a 'clean' on the electrical connector to the height corrector. Pull it apart and spray with WD and slide it together and apart a couple of times. The height sensor itself is not really cleanable.
    PLEASE Note the safety items above.
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    Last edited by jaahn; 5th May 2014 at 10:23 AM.

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    Thanks all for the replies.

    I'll pass your suggestions on to the owner. When I saw it happening, the wheels were definitely pointed straight ahead, so dirty heights corrector, it might be.


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    Damn good excuse for leaving mum-in-law at home. The car just doesn't like her.

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