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How I fixed my air suspension leak for $1.00

DaveBC

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Jul 23, 2019
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Lower Mainland, British Columbia
I have this failure on my 2013 P85.
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The back end of mine is settling all the way down overnight.
FWIW, I’m not having that symptom. I sometimes don’t have all ride heights available on center screen. Sometimes get a yellow or red air suspension indicator on IC. Probably when I drive through a memory location to auto raise. Surprisingly never had an alert text on center display.

Also had this on our 2013 P85. Fixed by Tesla, paid by me since the car was out of warranty.

@Muffinman, could you please post what parts Tesla replaced and what the cost was?
 

DaveBC

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Jul 23, 2019
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Lower Mainland, British Columbia
I tried to order the part “AIR SUSPENSION AIR LINE ASSEMBLY VALVE TO COMPRESSOR (USE WITH IN-LINE FILL VALVE) 6006522-00-B” but its currently backordered.

I took air line out and the hole is small.
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I put some superglue on the area with the hole and put it back together. When I put the car in drive the compressor ran and shut off but the height still wouldn’t change. Drove more for a quick errand and when I got back home tried again. All working now.

It’s the wires for the brake vacuum pump that rub on the air line. I mistakenly thought it was a cable tie through a clip. After I cut it I could see that it is one piece and the cable tie part can be released and pulled tight again.
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A regular cable tie is holding the wires now on my car.
 

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DaveBC

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I think settling down would more likely be the solenoid block or an air shock leaking. :(
You could check the reservoir pressure at the schrader valve. Mine is inline between compressor and reservoir. If you have a P85D it may be on the tank.

The pressure could be up to 150 psi so be cautious.
 
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