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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Rear Air Ride in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hey guys i have a question for ya. I have a 1998 Seville SLS and i just had the water ...
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    bigshots SLS is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Rear Air Ride

    Hey guys i have a question for ya. I have a 1998 Seville SLS and i just had the water pump replaced.When i picked it up from the shop i noticed that the rear of the car was really high.The tech asked me if there was a switch to lower the rear of the car and it sure was'nt like that when i droped it off.I am wondering why the air shocks in the rear are maxed out and it rides really rough.Is there anything i can do to fix this problem myself or is this a dealer thing???

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    I don't know why they would be so high, but I replaced my front end struts myself at home. If you're handy doing them at home with the right tools is a do-able option.

    there is a switch, that controls the "levelness" (for lack of a better word) it is pictured here. http://gallery.iametarq.com/photos/c...n/IMG_3074.jpg

    perhaps yours is broken or malfunctioning.

    someone with better knowledge of this will probably chime in.

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    You might try unplugging the airline from one of the air shocks and let the air out so the rear will come down. I know a couple of people who had this problem and letting the air out (just temporarly) seemed to fix it.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    Just drive it for a little while. They probably just turned the engine on while it was on the lift. It should level out after a few miles.

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    You are supposed to disconnect the rear compressor if you lift the front of the car on ramps or jack more than a few degrees.

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    Well today i pulled one of the air lines and the shocks went all the way down. When i pluged the air line back in and started the car the compressor kicked on and filled the shocks all the way up again! Its really starting to tick me off! it rides rouch and is not fun to drive like that...

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    In that case I would get under the car and inspect the leveler control arm that is connected from the switch to the body, or the exhaust valve on the compressor. Any DTC's?

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    No there no DTC. I am going to just take it to the dealer in the morning.I cant stand it anymore,it rides like a rock ans it just looks stupid with the ass end of the car in the air. Hey thanks guys for all in info and help!!!

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    They probably put the lift arms on one of the height sensors bending it up and making it think the car is lower than it is.

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    Re: Rear Air Ride

    When i had the car towed to the shop to replace the water pump the tow truck driver put the hook on the sensor not knowing that it was there.I took the car to my friends shop and got it on the lift again and seen that the sensor was bent.After about 20 mintues of playing with it and bending it back into place i out the car back on the ground. I started the car and the rear of the car went back to normal.Well guy i would like to say THANKS again for the help..I am glad to know there are people out there who love thier caddy as much as i do!!!

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