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Good Morning,

Has anyone installed the Arnott rear shocks on their vehicle, part number AS-2121? I have had them for a little over 2 months, recommended from my mechanic. They ride nice, but it keeps giving me the ground fault damper code c1726 and the other one for the left side. Arnott has a plug an play system in where the harness comes with the resisteor and everything. I have had Arnott send me out new ones 3 times since i have had them. The code will not surface for about 3 weeks, but then it comes back. Im tired of dealing with it.

Anyone have any ideas on what to do? Whatever it takes!!!!!!

Thanks to all.
 

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Good Morning,

Has anyone installed the Arnott rear shocks on their vehicle, part number AS-2121? I have had them for a little over 2 months, recommended from my mechanic. They ride nice, but it keeps giving me the ground fault damper code c1726 and the other one for the left side. Arnott has a plug an play system in where the harness comes with the resisteor and everything. I have had Arnott send me out new ones 3 times since i have had them. The code will not surface for about 3 weeks, but then it comes back. Im tired of dealing with it.

Anyone have any ideas on what to do? Whatever it takes!!!!!!

Thanks to all.
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too bad you didn't come here before you wasted a LOT of money
on crappy - overpriced shocks -

we could have saved you HUNDREDS of dollars -
I bet you paid $300 or more for those shocks -

we would have recommended going with Monroe MA822 -
$56.18 - for the PAIR - including free shipping -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C55T7W/?ie=UTF8&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER

and IF your car originally had the electronic F45 suspension system -
you would need a pack of 4.7K ohm - 1/2 watt - resistors -
around $1.50 - from RadioShack - part #271-1124

in fact - I would recommend going that route now -

remove the arnott junk - either return them - or just throw them away -
and install the MA822's -
 

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Inherited this car, that was one of the first things i got done. I didnt get the huge wealth of info from here till right after i got the shocks done. Trust me, I kick myself constantly.

Basscat, do the Monroe's use the air pump at all?
 

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Inherited this car, that was one of the first things i got done. I didnt get the huge wealth of info from here till right after i got the shocks done. Trust me, I kick myself constantly.

Basscat, do the Monroe's use the air pump at all?
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Basscat, do the Monroe's use the air pump at all?
YES - they are a direct replacement unit -

they use the same air line connectors the original shocks used -
no modifications needed -

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I didnt get the huge wealth of info from here
till right after i got the shocks done

well - at least you know where to get CORRECT information -

seriously -
I would get the Monroe shocks -
and return the arnotts -

I have had Arnott send me out new ones 3 times since i have had them
just tell them you are NOT satisfied -
you have had constant problems with them -
and are tired of replacing them -
YOU WANT A REFUND -

you might get lucky - and get your money back -
even if you don't -
you WILL be happier with the Monroe shocks -
 

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Wow, Great! Do you know of any other reason i would be getting the C1726 damper short ground code? Just wanna make sure that when i replace it that it solves the problem. Arnott said they built the resistor in to their harness so I dont wanna shell out money and not fix the problem.

Appreciate you guys so much
 

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No sense in throwing out recently replaced shocks that work just fine... instead of "wasting" $300, now you'd be wasting $356.18. That's not very logical.

All you'll need to do is figure out the resistor problem.
 

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The Monroes don't have a connector and built in resistor, they're just better, AND cheaper. Seeing as the resistors keep failing, I'd try to get Arnott to take the shocks back and give you a full refund.

You have to use a resistor to get rid of the codes, as basscatt posted. There are several possible reasons you're still getting the code. Either the Arnott resistor is faulty, there's a wiring problem, or the RSS module is faulty.
 

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Well I (not me personally but the repair shop) have replaced the harness that comes with the shocks 3 times already because the right and left side have both failed. How would I check the cvrss to be faulty?
 

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When the replacement harnesses sea installed, do the codes go away at first? If so, the RSS module is fine, and the resistors are the problem.
 

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Yes, when new ones are put on everything works great for about 3 weeks, then i get the message limited speed and service suspension
 

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Is there a harness or wires that I can check that leads up to the resistor from the cvrss unit that may be crossing or causing the resistor to short out? Anything in the trunk that i maybe could check? Fuses, relays, anything????? Im taking any advice at this point, im really at a lost. Talked to an Arnott tech today and he said it may be too much heat and the resistor is melting from the inside out. What would cause that?

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The monroe parts that Bass recommended are not expensive. i dont have a problem going that route if i knew for sure it would fix my problem. I'm at the point now that regardless of what needs to be done to fix it, I will do. But I'm not 100% sure that this problem wont occur again even by switching to monroe
 

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Is there a harness or wires that I can check that leads up to the resistor from the cvrss unit that may be crossing or causing the resistor to short out? Anything in the trunk that i maybe could check? Fuses, relays, anything????? Im taking any advice at this point, im really at a lost. Talked to an Arnott tech today and he said it may be too much heat and the resistor is melting from the inside out. What would cause that?

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The monroe parts that Bass recommended are not expensive. i dont have a problem going that route if i knew for sure it would fix my problem. I'm at the point now that regardless of what needs to be done to fix it, I will do. But I'm not 100% sure that this problem wont occur again even by switching to monroe
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don't misunderstand what I am saying -
I am suggesting the Monroe shocks
because they are BETTER - in every way -
quality - ride - PRICE - customer service -
compared with arnott -

HOWEVER -
your immediate failure is the electronic parts
that come with the arnot shocks -

to solve the C1726 code -
remove the plug from the arnott unit -
install the RadioShack - #271-1124 - 4.7K Ohm 1/2W resistor -
and clear the codes -

if the code doesn't come back -
you verified the problem -

if the code DOES come back -
check the wiring harness starting at the plug -
and work your way back -
you would need to find stripped wires rubbing on the chassis or body -
 

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Ok, will do. I have been reading a ton of post since i took it out the garage in January. You are a great help Bass, even though you start all you post about shocks and struts with the phrase "TOO BAD YOU DIDNT COME HERE FIRST" Lol. Im just kidding with you, I really truly appreciate your help.
 

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Ok, will do. I have been reading a ton of post since i took it out the garage in January. You are a great help Bass, even though you start all you post about shocks and struts with the phrase "TOO BAD YOU DIDNT COME HERE FIRST" Lol. Im just kidding with you, I really truly appreciate your help.
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even though you start all you post about shocks and struts with the phrase
"TOO BAD YOU DIDNT COME HERE FIRST"

well - it's true -

it's a LOT easier/cheaper to do it the right way first -
rather than trying to clean up a costly mistake -

look at all the time - aggravation - and MONEY you could have saved -
IF YOU CAME HERE FIRST - :histeric:

and HOPEFULLY -
someone else will read this thread BEFORE they buy the "wrong" stuff -

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Im just kidding with you,
I know - :kick:

I really truly appreciate your help.
that's why we are here - :thumbsup:
 
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