1999 Land Rover Discovery 2 rear air suspension

Tiny
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  • 1999 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2

Suspension problem
1999 Land Rover Discovery 2 Four Wheel Drive Manual 142000 miles

i have a problem with the vehicle wandering, especially at speed. Even in a straight line, I am constantly having to trim (adjust) the steering.

i do not think it is the steering, I think its the suspension. All of the vehicle has been checked and ok'd by its annual inspection.

the only other difference is that a previous owner removed the rear air suspension and fitted normal coil springs with a standard conversion kit

i am tempted to remove the coil springs and fit a proper conversion kit back to air suspension but berore I do, I want to know if it will make much difference

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 2:34 PM

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Tiny
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The rear suspension will not generally cause the vehicle to wander on the road. !

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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 5:19 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply, its my brother in laws discovery 2.

So its probably not the suspension then. He was of the opinion it was a botch conversion to springs job.

What else can cause the wandering?

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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 8:55 AM
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Check front tyre condition/balance and alignment . Also check front suspension mounting's/bushing's and ball joints etc.. You could also check front brake pads are not sticking !

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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 4:56 PM
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Hi

thanks for the help by the by.

Is'nt all that checked by the mot? If it passes the mot, that lot should be ok?

Maybe not!

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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 3:24 AM
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Wheel alignment and balance are not checked on MOT.

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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:09 AM

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