December 23, 2019 / 601 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

Left Air Suspension Failed At 131k Miles

, now @131k miles, the left side… I refused to use VCDS to see what’s wrong because it would list things that don’t break. – Since it has a slow leak over night, I raised the car to LIFT mode, the pump still worked and brought it to LIFT. – I put it in Jack Mode […]

A8L D3 Suspension Warning Lights
January 31, 2017 / 17,747 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

2006 A8L D3 Front Air Suspension Failed @ 119k Miles

. For those who has suspension failures – don’t panic – it’s not hard to identify the real problems and don’t expect the dealers or independent shops to find the problems for you. They will recommend to replace parts until it’s found on your expense. I summarize the trouble spots on low down suspension – […]

Upper Control Arms New and Old
May 4, 2016 / 3,329 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

Replace Upper Control Arms On A8 D3

12/16/2017 – Due to the tires worn out on both inner/outer – I decided to check the Control Arms since they’re both Karlyn. Anyhow, it turned out still GOOD. It must be the alignment. I bought the CA from FCPEuro just in case they failed, returned it with full refund without any problem – just the […]

June 24, 2014 / 1,238 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

Audi Air Suspension

Audi has installed Air Suspension systems on many models (All Road, A8 D3-D4, Q7) for dynamic adjustable levels, it’s a complex system with many sensors, air pump, air tank and air shocks. My A8L hasn’t had any of the suspension issues up till now, 93k miles, but in the forums, many have experienced the problems […]

October 23, 2013 / 912 views / A8 D3 | Suspension

A8L Suspension Pump Retrofit

All A8 D3 Air Pump will fail during its lifetime ~100k+ miles. Wabco is the original company for this pump. Someone found out that Mercedes pump is being sold cheaper than the Audi Pump for some reasons. Someone also swap the Mercedes pump to run Audi Allroad which may also work for Audi A8 D3. […]

October 2, 2012 / 2,067 views / Suspension

Replace A6 C5 Control Arms

My father’s been driving my old 98 A6 for 8 years now, it’s 14 years old and he claims that the car is bouncy and wobble when driving over bumps and uneven roads. He is thinking about the shocks, but the tires do wear out evenly, I suspect the control arms are at fault. Anyhow, […]

October 10, 2011 / 4,486 views / A8 D2 | Suspension

A8 D2 Lower Control Arm Replacement

This was the way I did mine, please use the information below as reference only and be safe.  When the car makes squeaky noise while driving at very low speed, parking lot or over bumps, it’s normally the ball joint of this straight arm being loose. I replaced the curved arm, it didn’t fix the […]