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So my air ride finally failed. I bought the truck while it was getting the air ride fixed. 10k miles no issues, then we finally got our first snow in Colorado Springs. I work 45 minutes away from home. All of a sudden in the highway = service air ride, trailer brake, stability control, and abs. I pulled over turned the truck off, turned it back on lights went away it started leveling again, 3 minutes later fail. Now my drivers side is in entry/exit by the looks and my passenger side is in aero. Ya air ride delete coming in the future. I haven't been able to check the fuses the compressor isn't making any noise at all. When the air ride gives out do the abs, traction control and trailer brake stop working too? Or do you guys think this could be a Fuse issue?
 

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It shouldn't be a fuse problem but check em any way just to be safe, the compressor not working is usually because the truck thinks it's over loaded the only fix for that that I know of is to air up your tires and try to find a warm place for it to sit for the day, it's been a few years but I'm pretty sure it's if both your front passenger and rear driver tires are low or both fronts and a rear show up as low the truck thinks it's over loaded and the suspension goes wonky
 

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It shouldn't be a fuse problem but check em any way just to be safe, the compressor not working is usually because the truck thinks it's over loaded the only fix for that that I know of is to air up your tires and try to find a warm place for it to sit for the day, it's been a few years but I'm pretty sure it's if both your front passenger and rear driver tires are low or both fronts and a rear show up as low the truck thinks it's over loaded and the suspension goes wonky
Oh no I stated that wrong after all those warning lights came in the suspension in those areas was sitting low. The tires are 55 front 43 rear. Warm is not something we are getting, Colorado finally hit winter it was -6 Fahrenheit last night when the issue happened and I don't think it will get warmer than 32 for most of this week. Having to drive 90 highway miles to and from work with no shocks sucked. I bought the truck knowing it could happen after I think reading your suspension swap. After making it through one winter I was like yay it's not going to happen to me lol. I bought it used with 114xxx now im at 124xxx.
 

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Ah ok I was just goin off my experience with it sounds like ya got something else goin on probably a frozen compressor, buddy has been dealing with no suspension for the last week it's been -30 here I told him to throw it in the garage and once she levels out take out the 3 fuses for the compressor apparently he couldn't find the third one so he only took out two as soon as he drove out of the garage she dropped lol, these things really don't like the cold it's hard to find out what's actually goin on truck to truck
 

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Ah ok I was just goin off my experience with it sounds like ya got something else goin on probably a frozen compressor, buddy has been dealing with no suspension for the last week it's been -30 here I told him to throw it in the garage and once she levels out take out the 3 fuses for the compressor apparently he couldn't find the third one so he only took out two as soon as he drove out of the garage she dropped lol, these things really don't like the cold it's hard to find out what's actually goin on truck to truck
I could totally see that I took it by a parts store checked all my fuses and they are all good. I just don't have a garage. Is it common to lose traction control and all of that other stuff with a compressor issue?
 

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I personally never had that issue but my buddy has I still haven't been able to go down and look at it but I'm assuming it happens cause the compressor is trying to work but it ends up drawing to much power and it just kicks something out
 

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So my air ride finally failed. I bought the truck while it was getting the air ride fixed. 10k miles no issues, then we finally got our first snow in Colorado Springs. I work 45 minutes away from home. All of a sudden in the highway = service air ride, trailer brake, stability control, and abs. I pulled over turned the truck off, turned it back on lights went away it started leveling again, 3 minutes later fail. Now my drivers side is in entry/exit by the looks and my passenger side is in aero. Ya air ride delete coming in the future. I haven't been able to check the fuses the compressor isn't making any noise at all. When the air ride gives out do the abs, traction control and trailer brake stop working too? Or do you guys think this could be a Fuse issue?
 

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I personally never had that issue but my buddy has I still haven't been able to go down and look at it but I'm assuming it happens cause the compressor is trying to work but it ends up drawing to much power and it just kicks something out
Air ride gone I just did the Monroe air ride delete it cost 700 plus 200 for labor. Turns out when my air ride failed it messed up my alignment. There is a steering wheel sensor. That tells the computer the steering wheel is straight when the wheels are. After switching everything out. I turned the truck on drive 20 feet all lights went out. Everything is good now. The monroe kit is a direct swap and comes with everything you need spring seats and all. I'll go bigger later. It sits normal 1500 height so a bit lower then the Rebel, but my 285 75r17 still fit with no problem.
 

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Ram told me its the cold temperature that messes with the lift system...In my case the drain the system and fill it again with something thats not affected as much by the cold..they have done that at least 3 times
Same thing the told me, but they said there is no permanent fix it will eventually fail again. In my case it was the compressor, but this is my only vehicle so for the last 2 weeks I was driving in bump stops so the did I needed to replace the compressor, all shocks, and rear bags. No thank you. Maybe if I had warranty.
 

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Ah ok I was just goin off my experience with it sounds like ya got something else goin on probably a frozen compressor, buddy has been dealing with no suspension for the last week it's been -30 here I told him to throw it in the garage and once she levels out take out the 3 fuses for the compressor apparently he couldn't find the third one so he only took out two as soon as he drove out of the garage she dropped lol, these things really don't like the cold it's hard to find out what's actually goin on truck to truck
so my 2016 dr rebel the air ride compressor went in it says the dealer. I have check the fuse all good. And anything to do with the air ride is not covered in my warrenty. My tires are slantened inwaed at the top. The front has dived down. Anybody know of good parts dealer for rebel?
 

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so my 2016 dr rebel the air ride compressor went in it says the dealer. I have check the fuse all good. And anything to do with the air ride is not covered in my warrenty. My tires are slantened inwaed at the top. The front has dived down. Anybody know of good parts dealer for rebel?
I believe oriellys auto parts can order the pieces. Not 100% sure. I loved my air ride when it worked but once it failed it was time to go. The money you're going to spend to get the air system up again is going to get super expensive due to the fact you're kinda hunting for a problem. Honestly if you have the funds available, look into carli, or icon stage 2. Get rid of the air ride, they just keep failing no matter what you try. Mine was fixed before and last 13 months till it failed in a horrible colorado snow storm. If you don't have the funds do what I did get the monroe air ride conversion kit, for the time being. 600-800 for parts, and the install is straight forward with instructions. I installed mine myself. Only down side with that one you'll be sitting at normal ram height which blows.
 

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So, I'm new to the forum, joined because I was doing research on deleting my air ride on my 2018 Rebel. Tons of great info. I replaced my system with the Icon Stage 2 kit. After switching over, the service suspension light came on, the seat belt warning light and chime came on, the service air bag light came on, service trailer brake warning came on and on top of that, the cruise control stopped working. Does anyone have any ideas. I already checked the fuses. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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The service air ride is normal, usually you have to have your PCM flashed from the dealer to remove it, but I know there are programmers out there to do it as well
 

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The service air ride is normal, usually you have to have your PCM flashed from the dealer to remove it, but I know there are programmers out there to do it as well
I ordered the AlphaOBD and the bypass harness. I knew the Service Air Ride was normal, but all the other stuff has never been mentioned in any of these threads. Was hoping someone with more knowledge than me could give some words of wisdom
 

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All is good. I decided to go into the fuse box and just try anything. I started pushing down on all the fuses. When I came across fuse 85 and 86, the one inside the yellow plastic casing, it pushed down and seated. I turned the truck on, all the warning lights were gone. Problem solved.
 
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