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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I have just replaced both rear shocks and the Air Compressor on my 2004 Escalade - in the last 2 ...
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    How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    I have just replaced both rear shocks and the Air Compressor on my 2004 Escalade - in the last 2 weeks. My air compressor comes on at start-up and runs for approx. 10 seconds. It then cycles on every few minutes for about 10 seconds. Is this normal? How often should the compressor cycle in a normal operating environment? No load or trailer. I can only hear it running when the truck is idling and I am outside of it. I bought the truck a month ago and the rear air shocks and compressor were shot, so I don't have any experience with a properly working system.

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    i think you have a leaky air shock take some water and pour over thee shocks and see if it bubbles anywhere if yes then replace the shock before it burns up the compressor also check the lines with the sam method as the shocks.

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    Both Shocks are less than 2 weeks old, which leads me to believe I might have a leaking line. I will spray some Soapy Water on the line and look for bubbles (like checking a tire). I just need to know what to expect as normal.

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    What shocks did you use for the replacements - from where??

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    They are from NAPA. Stabilitrac made by Monroe. They are the OEM replacements listed by NAPA.

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    I timed it tonight. The pump runs for about 10 seconds, every 2 minutes. I am pretty sure that is not normal.... I will have to do the soap test in the morning. I will test the lines as well as the new shocks.... Any direction will be helpfull...

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    if there is a leak anywhere you will have to replace whatever is the source of the leak.

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    Trulytex

    What did you find as the problem?

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    Re: How often should the Air Ride Compressor Run?

    I have had my 2005 ESV for 2 weeks and notice mine runs for maybe 15 seconds after sitting for 8 or more hours. The only other time I hear it run is when I hook my boat trailer to the vehicle. It will run for about 45 seconds but I don't see any change in the height of the hitch.

    I suspect you have a leaking fitting or a pin hole in an air line.

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