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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Air shock slow leak? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I just replaced the air ride compressor on my '05 at 95,000 miles. I noticed that the air bladders on ...
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    Air shock slow leak?

    I just replaced the air ride compressor on my '05 at 95,000 miles. I noticed that the air bladders on the original air shocks do have some small crack in them. I sprayed them down to check for any leaks, but couldn't find any. After a few hours, the bladders are soft. Is there an air leak, or do they usually bleed down after a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    I just replaced the air ride compressor on my '05 at 95,000 miles. I noticed that the air bladders on the original air shocks do have some small crack in them. I sprayed them down to check for any leaks, but couldn't find any. After a few hours, the bladders are soft. Is there an air leak, or do they usually bleed down after a while?
    They should be firm try letting the truck run with the doors closed to build up pressure in the system before spraying the shocks and lines with soapy water and look for bubbles as there is a leak somewhere in the system

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    Re: Air shock slow leak?

    Aside from sounding like a jackhammer two houses down, my compressor still works fine (?) but the dealer told me my rear shocks were slowly leaking- we're at about the same mileage.

    I have not spray tested but believe it and plan to go with the Arnotts at some point this year. Probably when the truck actually starts sagging- it's not yet. I have too many other projects going right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinelist
    Aside from sounding like a jackhammer two houses down, my compressor still works fine (?) but the dealer told me my rear shocks were slowly leaking- we're at about the same mileage.

    I have not spray tested but believe it and plan to go with the Arnotts at some point this year. Probably when the truck actually starts sagging- it's not yet. I have too many other projects going right now.
    I would replace the compressor at the same time to be on the safe side that is what I am doing just have to get the shocks

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    Re: Air shock slow leak?

    I went ahead and installed a pair of Arnott/Bilstein air shocks, so hopefully that will solve the problem. The compressor ran for quite a while when I first started the truck up today, so I'm sure the shocks have slow leaks.
    Between the compressor, air shocks and a new battery, I've put $650 in 2 weeks into it! That'd be the monthly payment on a new one, so I'm ok with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    I went ahead and installed a pair of Arnott/Bilstein air shocks, so hopefully that will solve the problem. The compressor ran for quite a while when I first started the truck up today, so I'm sure the shocks have slow leaks.
    Between the compressor, air shocks and a new battery, I've put $650 in 2 weeks into it! That'd be the monthly payment on a new one, so I'm ok with that!
    Trust me working shocks is better then worn shocks same with the battery

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