: Service ride control - 2002 Escalade



AnthonyBlan
02-27-13, 02:12 AM
I own a 2002 Escalade. My "service ride control" message is on. Can anyone tell me what that's means? How do I fix it? And how much does it cost? Thanks for any feedback.

EChas3
02-28-13, 11:26 PM
On an STS it would mean replacing some very expensive shocks. YMMV!

Cadillac Kid03
02-28-13, 11:32 PM
That's for sure!!^^^

CadillacLuke24
03-01-13, 01:58 AM
Go to a local autop parts store, and borrow their code reader. Write down the codes, look up their definitions and post them here.

Submariner409
03-01-13, 09:17 AM
Let's move this from the chit-chat Lounge to the proper year Escalade forum. Please read the text in a forum title box to find out what gets posted where. Thanks.

the cadillac man
03-01-13, 09:55 AM
I own a 2002 Escalade. My "service ride control" message is on. Can anyone tell me what that's means? How do I fix it? And how much does it cost? Thanks for any feedback.

Most likely the compressor has failed but you need the codes to be sure

djais1801
03-01-13, 11:41 AM
x2 cadillac man...in my case, it was the rear air shocks that needed replacing...you should be able to hear the compressor cycling on/off. it's located just behind the driver side rear wheel well.

Drmorgan
03-05-13, 09:24 AM
Anthony, I have a 2003 Escalade that I purchased just a year ago. I recently started getting the same message. I went to change the oil my self for the first time, and when I crawled underneath the vehicle, to my surprise, there is grease zerks all over underneath that i was not aware of and so I greased them and now the message is gone. I figured this being a Caddy, it would have non-greaseable suspension (ride control), but it has quite a few. After greasing the zerks and finishing my oil change, I took it around the block and restarted it a couple times and never saw the message again. I found 3 zerks on each front tire suspension. Hope this helps.

flyingdutchman
03-05-13, 06:29 PM
there are 11 zerks.

Upper ball joints- 2
Lower ball joints- 2
Tie rod -4
Steering arm - 1
Idler arm - 2

Dave Martinez
05-10-14, 11:58 AM
What if you replaced all 4 shocks, is there a reset on this error?

MoistCabbage
05-10-14, 12:12 PM
Year old thread.

Several things can trigger the message, you have to have your codes pulled.

And no, there is no "reset". OBD sees a problem, and it will display the message until it's fixed.