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    1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    Told and shown by my mechanic that a rear shock is leaking
    He said that he would bet that the air pump isn't working also
    Said he would replace shocks with Monroe air shocks that don't require the pump.
    I, on the other hand, do not want to give up the "Cadillac ride".
    My question, How do I keep the Cadillac ride (which I have already obviously lost) without going bankrupt? I am not afraid to put some money into this car and I can do a lot of the work myself. getting back to that Cadillac ride is top priority and I'd like to do it right the first time.
    Please list all options ( if there is more than one).

    Thanks.
    Ray J

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    The rear coil springs on your car are only strong enough to keep the rear at proper ride height with no extra weight in the car. You NEED either the air leveling system, or shocks with helper springs (which give a harsher ride, still sag under heavy loads, and can be noisy). I think what your mechanic may be suggesting is to use the Monroe shocks with the manual fill kit. The downside of that is every time you add weight to the car, you'll have to add air to the system, and then release it when you remove the weight. This will quickly become annoying if your number of passengers and/or amount of cargo changes often.

    You can always use the manual full kit until you replace the compressor.

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    First diagnose the compressor and see if that is working or not. Personally, I like the automatic system and would replace the compressor if necessary and then go with the correct shocks. Either way, it is not like having active suspension and should not break the bank.

    P.S.
    I'm going to edit your title to be a bit more descriptive.

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    Monroe 40046 shocks can be had for ~$110 each.

    New compressor:

    https://www.arnottindustries.com/par...62_gid730.html

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    Re: 1995 Cadillac Deville Rear Shock Options

    MoistCabbage is SPOT-ON -

    the Monroe 40046 rear shock is PERFECT for your Deville -
    $109.68 each - with free shipping -
    http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-40046-R...s=MONROE+40046

    and the Monroe AK29 - Manual-Fill kit - $10.01 -
    will maintain that Cadillac ride -

    if your compressor DOES work -
    the Monroe shocks plug right in -

    if the compressor does not work -
    the manual fill kit will allow you to inflate or deflate the shocks as needed -
    to maintain proper ride height -

    sure - it's manual -
    but if your load in the back seat - and/or trunk doesn't change often -
    you wouldn't have to mess with it very often -
    but it isn't difficult - just like inflating a tire -

    if the compressor is bad - you can get a brand new one for $237.33 -
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/OE-Air-Suspe...610463&vxp=mtr

    or you can look for a good used unit at the junk yards -
    most 1990's full-size front-drive GM's
    used the same compressors - with different mounting brackets -

    hope this helps -

    DAMN - MoistCabbage types fast -

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    Re: 1995 Cadillac Deville Rear Shock Options

    Okay that answers my rear shock question
    Now what about the front?
    Are they also air shocks
    Does Monroe make a front strut that you would recommend?
    Remember, I want to maintain the Cadillac ride

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    No air in the front.

    Monroe strut - 71854

    Monroe strut/mount kit (strut/insulators/mounts) - 90008-1 (R) and 90008-2 (L).

    Put the part numbers into google to find the best prices.

    Edited.

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    no "QUICK STRUTS" available from Monroe - or Raybestos either -

    front struts -
    Monroe 71854 - $59.99 each - with free shipping -
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1ATZ3MAARQNEF

    Monroe 90008 KIT - $211.03 - with free shipping -
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    includes EVERYTHING - except new springs - for BOTH sides -


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    the 90008-1 - right - and 90008-2 - left -
    are the "new" - individually boxed 90008 kit -
    not quick struts -
    just all the parts - except new spring -

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    and - just because we are there -

    if you want new front springs -

    MOOG 81086 would be perfect - $58.30 - with shipping -
    http://www.partsgeek.com/svsvzxb-cad...oil+Spring+Set

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    Oh, I didn't realize the 90008 kits didn't come with coils. Post fixed.

    Isn't the 90008 part number discontinued? Thought each side was sold separately now (-1/-2)?

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    You guys are absolutely the BEST!
    I cannot thank you enough!

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Oh, I didn't realize the 90008 kits didn't come with coils. Post fixed.

    Isn't the 90008 part number discontinued? Thought each side was sold separately now (-1/-2)?
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    Isn't the 90008 part number discontinued?
    technically - YES - marked "when depleted - use 90008-1 and 90008-2" -
    but there are LOTS of the full kits still available - if you know where to go -
    and the full kit will save you around $35 compared to the individual units -

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    Basscatt
    It says that this is a replacement for the original electronic strut
    does this mean that the computer will no longer scan the strut?
    Will that have any affect on the computer read outs?
    Will codes keep coming up on my screen?
    What do I do with the computer connection to the strut, tie it off?
    Please bear with me, I'm really new at this
    Ray J

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    Quote Originally Posted by rayjuswa View Post
    Basscatt
    It says that this is a replacement for the original electronic strut
    does this mean that the computer will no longer scan the strut?
    Will that have any affect on the computer read outs?
    Will codes keep coming up on my screen?
    What do I do with the computer connection to the strut, tie it off?
    Please bear with me, I'm really new at this
    Ray J
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    does this mean that the computer will no longer scan the strut?
    YES -

    Will that have any affect on the computer read outs?
    Will codes keep coming up on my screen?

    YES - I thing the message SERVICE SUSPENSION SYSTEM will be displayed -
    HOWEVER - there is a solution -
    tap into a couple wires and install a relay - in the trunk - (I'll find the instructions for you) -
    that will satisfy the computer - and eliminate the messages - simple and easy to do -

    What do I do with the computer connection to the strut, tie it off?
    nothing - just let them hang -

    Please bear with me, I'm really new at this
    we LOVE noobs -

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    And I love you guys!
    I wish there was something I could do for you.
    I'll be looking for the instructions on disabling the Service Suspension system message
    I can't wait until it gets a little warmer so that I can start these projects
    I am retired and have cabin fever
    Driving my wife crazy!

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    Re: 1995 Deville Rear Shock Options

    Quote Originally Posted by rayjuswa View Post
    And I love you guys!
    I wish there was something I could do for you.
    I'll be looking for the instructions on disabling the Service Suspension system message
    I can't wait until it gets a little warmer so that I can start these projects
    I am retired and have cabin fever
    Driving my wife crazy!
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    I'll be looking for the instructions on disabling the Service Suspension system message

    I can't wait until it gets a little warmer so that I can start these projects
    I am retired and have cabin fever
    Driving my wife crazy!


    well - you just discovered the answer for BOTH situations -

    begin your search NOW - with something like -

    1995 DEVILLE DISABLE SERVICE RIDE CONTROL MESSAGE

    I'll get you going -
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...control-2.html

    and give you a little hint -

    you wire in a relay - in the trunk -
    once you get the instructions - below -
    and dicipher the circuit -
    it takes 30 minutes - or less -

    Locate and cut circuit 370 (RED)
    Attach the IPC side of circuit 370 to pin 87A of the relay
    Attach the module side of circuit 370 to pin 86 of the relay
    Run a ground wire to relay pin 30
    Run a wire from a switched ignition (hot in run) source to relay pin 85.

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