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Mechanical Adjustment Of Ride Height Mk1

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#1 aspire_helen


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:56 PM

The forum has threads on how to measure ride height, and mention of the procedure to manually adjust the ride height. But I cannot find the actual procedure. Does anyone have it?

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:38 AM


I did it on mine.

I just adjusted the sensor on the sway bar, untill the ride hight looked sensible
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:39 PM

I have not done this job but that is all it seems to be,


- check the ride height, disconnect the battery, slacken the bolt on the height sensor arm clamp on the anti roll bar and adjust the position of the clamp on the anti roll bar, retighten its bolt, connect the battery and check the ride height again. Marking the clamp/anti roll bar position before starting will help.


The ride height needs to be within 10 mm of the recommended height and then the final adjustment done with the Lexia diagnostic. If the height is set too high the struts may not be able to raise the car to the new max height and the pump might not stop running. If it is adjusted with the battery still connected, the car might try to adjust the height whilst you are doing the work making it tricky but if the car is on a ramp it may not matter. If the car is on the ground axle stands must be used under the car body to avoid the risk of being squashed.