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- 08-25-13 05:21 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2005 Escalade
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2005 Escalade AWD
Hi all. I just became a Cadillac owner this week with a 2005 Escalade AWD. Love it! It does feel as if the shocks need replacing and the air compressor seems to be loud and run for longer than it should when I first start it. Could someone please point me to the best reference to learn on the suspension system for these vehicles? I'm not worried about tackling reapairs myself on this but want to do my research first. Thanks for your help.
- 08-25-13 07:16 PM #2Originally Posted by alexmckinney
How to tell is with some soapy water spray the shocks(rear)while working the rear bumper while watching for bubbles
If you see any bubbles then the shocks are leaking and will need replacing before the compressor is replaced
- 08-25-13 09:55 PM #3
Thanks. I'll have to check them out. Do the front shocks function the same as the rear? I can definitely feel every bump on the road through the front end.
- 08-26-13 12:45 AM #4Originally Posted by alexmckinney
Trust me when the system goes passive the ride suffers big time
Before replacing the front shocks I would check the rear ones as they tend to wear quicker
- 08-26-13 07:34 AM #5
Thanks. I'm not getting any messages yet. I'll check the whole system.
- 08-26-13 11:41 AM #6Originally Posted by alexmckinney
- 08-26-13 01:30 PM #7Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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Re: 2005 Escalade AWD
On mine I had a rear one crack and burn the pump - never threw a message nor stored any codes.
I replaced all the shocks + air pump for less than $1K going through my mechanic and buying the parts myself. According to my mechanic - the hardest part is getting all the wires/sensors/whatever right so the PCM would know to keep the ride leveled. Still, I think I was charged something like 3 hours labor.
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