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#1 Kaliboy

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

I noticed on my dad's TD5 that where the arms attach to the trailing arms, the bottom plastic has corroded and snapped on both sides.

Can you buy those arms separately or do you have to buy the complete sensor unit?

The arms are still attached, but only just and the sensors are still working.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:13 PM

the plastic arm cannot corrode.

item 11 on http://www.numcat.ru...ver/p/33/45936/

only supplied like this click the part number RQH100030 to see the arm.
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#3 Kaliboy

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:22 PM

Cheers buddy.

It's that round bit at the bottom that's snapped/cracked on both sides. (which attaches to bolt number 12 in the diagram)

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:47 PM

unfortunatly, looks to be only available with the rest of the arm.

I don't know if that eye end will unscrew or if it's moulded on to the rod.

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#5 Les Henson

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:35 AM

You have to buy the whole thing, but they aren't too expensive. Be very careful when unplugging the old one as the plug and socket are very thin plastic and can easily break. Also - disconnect the battery before you start as you may get a warning light on the dash if the arm goes out of range while still connected.


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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:19 AM

Les, will the new sensors not need recalibrating with the Nanocom? Mine did...but then I didn't know about unplugging the battery so maybe that would have worked :rolleyes:

Top tip from me would be measure your current ride height before doing anything, just in case it needs resetting.

Think I paid 24 each for the sensor.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:15 PM

You have to buy the whole thing, but they aren't too expensive. Be very careful when unplugging the old one as the plug and socket are very thin plastic and can easily break. Also - disconnect the battery before you start as you may get a warning light on the dash if the arm goes out of range while still connected.


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If you do manage to damage the loom connectors, replacements are available.

FamousFour do a Connector Repair Kit, their Part Number FF005834 -

http://www.famousfou...hp?partID=12579

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Or, if you're OK with crimping small terminals, just the connectors can be bought from Simtek, their Part Number CON-081

http://www.simtekuk....search=&sought=

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:59 PM

AFAIK the ride height is set with the car in position, you put a callibrated spacer on the bump stop and deflate the system, then interogate the ECU for the ride height settings and program the reading sback in. Unlike the RRC EAS where you can "try" any setting you like within range.
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