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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, 94 DeVille rear shock question in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Bought Gabriel replacement air shocks model number G56664. But, I noticed that although the shock has the air inlet just ...
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    94 DeVille rear shock question

    Bought Gabriel replacement air shocks model number G56664.

    But, I noticed that although the shock has the air inlet just like the original ones, they do not have the plug in on top of the threaded portion on top of the shock. I assume those wires are the sensor wires for the ride height.

    Is there an aftermarket replacement shock that has the proper sensor wire hookup?

    Regards,

    Poone.

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    Ride height is set by a lever on the suspension at the rear driver side tire I do believe

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    Re: 94 DeVille rear shock question

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMidget View Post
    Ride height is set by a lever on the suspension at the rear driver side tire I do believe
    So what is the purpose of the wires that are plugged into the top of the original shocks?

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    Re: 94 DeVille rear shock question

    Quote Originally Posted by pooneee View Post
    So what is the purpose of the wires that are plugged into the top of the original shocks?
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    the ACTIVE suspension had variable valving
    within the rear shocks and front struts -
    this allowed the shocks/struts to vary the ride from stiff to soft

    you now have PASSIVE rear shocks -
    with a fixed - non-variable valve - so the ride is always the same -
    does not go the the stiff mode any more -

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    Re: 94 DeVille rear shock question

    Will I continue to get the "Service Suspension System" message after installing these new shocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooneee
    Will I continue to get the "Service Suspension System" message after installing these new shocks?
    Seems you have the wrong shocks. You either need the right ones, or need to put a resistor into the wire connector.

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    Re: 94 DeVille rear shock question

    Quote Originally Posted by pooneee View Post
    Will I continue to get the "Service Suspension System" message after installing these new shocks?
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    YES -
    but you can "fool" the electronics
    into thinking the active is still there - and working -

    the later models were real easy -
    simply a 4.7K ohm resistor to each old connector -

    REMEMBER - NEVER FORGET THE K
    WHEN TALKING ABOUT THE RESISTORS -
    RIGHT JIM?


    I think the older models requires a relay mounted in the trunk -
    I had to do that on my 95 Deville -

    do a search in the TechTips forum -
    "DEVILLE SUSPENSION ERROR RELAY" - or something similar -

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    Re: 94 DeVille rear shock question

    Some of the places that sell the rear shocks also have the different relay or another part to go with them to trick the computer into thinking it still works. I think basscat is right that on those it needs more then a rsistor because the computer is looking for feedback.

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