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I can hear and see the rear of my GX470 being lowered when I put the car in park.  Is this normal?  I have the height setting as neutral.

completely normal ;)

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I can hear and see the rear of my GX470 being lowered when I put the car in park.  Is this normal?  I have the height setting as neutral.

completely normal ;)

OK. But what is going on and why is it doing that?

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Do you have the air suspension? If so, may it deflates automatically?

Window sticker says I have 'read adj. height control with auto leveling'...maybe it is this feature?? I have 3rd row seating also.

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I was wondering about this same subject over the weekend. I've noticed that the suspension lowers itself intermittently when I parked so I found that odd.

I have it also set to neutral. Ideas anyone?

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I was wondering about this same subject over the weekend. I've noticed that the suspension lowers itself intermittently when I parked so I found that odd.

I have it also set to neutral. Ideas anyone?

Sounds like it is supposed to happen like this I guess? Other owners, please chime in.

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I can hear and see the rear of my GX470 being lowered when I put the car in park.  Is this normal?  I have the height setting as neutral.

MINE DOES THE SAME THING. NOT A BIG DEAL.

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That's just the auto height adjustment doing its job. Have some heavy people sit in the back and turn on the key. You'll see the back end raise up. Turn it off and it goes back down.

Don't stress on it, sit back and show your friends how cool it is.

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That's just the auto height adjustment doing its job.  Have some heavy people sit in the back and turn on the key.  You'll see the back end raise up.  Turn it off and it goes back down.

Don't stress on it, sit back and show your friends how cool it is.

Cool. Thanks for all the replies. I am a newbie, as you can tell.

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the reason for the up and down of it is to help the passenger or driver remove or place things inside the car in which somethings may be heavy. It makes a BIG DIFFERENCE when your loading something heavy inside. I remember when i loaded my hardwood floors on the back, when i got to the garage, the rear was in full height so it meant that when it is so heavy, it tries to stay as high as possible to avoid lowering the vehicle and causing some underbody damage.

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Sounds like it is supposed to happen like this I guess?  Other owners, please chime in.

yes, mine does it too..and then I can hear it click on and raise back up when I start it again. It's normal.

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If you check your manual, it says to be sure you lower your suspension before putting on chains or changing to the spare tire. This is because the rear end lowers after you've turned off your vehicle and if you don't already have it completely lowered, you stand a chance of getting a big owie (that's a technical, medical term ;) )

Be careful out there!!

Bob

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i think it does this for, not only the ones mentioned above, but for ground clearence since it is a off-roading capable truck. and, it a wild thought, but maybe to help passengers board

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