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Old 10-13-2019, 04:13 AM
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woke up this morning and the left rear side was lying lower. when started the car it went back to its normal position ant help would be much appreciated.. cheers
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:42 AM
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woke up this morning and the left rear side was lying lower. when started the car it went back to its normal position ant help would be much appreciated.. cheers


Your rear air suspension has likely failed. Your air bag on the left rear has an air leak. You can confirm it with soapy water and a sponge. The leak will cause bubbles. When replacing, be sure to use Arnott brand. They have a great warranty and are the “go to” replacement brand. Take care of this issue before you burn out the compressor that will work overtime to pump it up. This is a DIY job if you want to do it. Many threads and google information to walk you through it.


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Old 10-13-2019, 05:56 AM
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Replacing air springs.

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Home / BMW E70 X5 xDrive40i SAV / Repair Manuals and Technical Data / 37 Integrated Suspension Systems /
37 12 155Removing and installing/replacing left or right air spring

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...ystems/P5dYGU3

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Old 10-13-2019, 09:08 AM
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Alignment here: The Definitive Alignment Thread

OE is Original Equipment aka 'BMW Original Parts' aka 'What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label'

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER the company that made the OE part or.... A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label


OEM is not what BMW sells


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Old 10-17-2019, 11:18 AM
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Just wanted to say that changing to arnott bags was one of the first repairs I had to do after acquiring mine. Mine failed on the NJ Turnpike with a 2 hour ride still ahead of me. It was the worst ride of my life. Thankfully I wasn't in the rear seat where it was surely worse. I was lucky that my compressor didn't blow out. You might not be. Moral= don't wait, just take care of it now. It was only a week or so between noticing the air down in the am and complete bag failure. The bags aren't expensive.
Another thing I'd like to mention is how easy it was to replace. It took longer to jack up the car and put jack stands under it, than it took to replace the bags. I'm serious, 10 minutes per side to do the work. If you're on the fence about taking it to a shop or working on it yourself, take the plunge. It's very easy, doesn't require any elaborate tools, saves tons of money, and is very rewarding. You will appreciate that BMW engineering. (Unlike Audi/VW engineers. Whom, if you trapped in a hole and gave them a ladder, would fashion a shovel out of it and start digging to get out.)
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