Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, 1988 Eldorado/New Owner/Suspension Questions in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I am a new Eldorado owner and need some help getting started with suspension problem. I have read through all ...
- 03-18-06 11:13 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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1988 Eldorado/New Owner/Suspension Questions
I am a new Eldorado owner and need some help getting started with suspension problem. I have read through all your old strut postings but haven't found info on my year.
What type of suspension system do I have? Could someone help explain the air components if I have them?
My car seems to have lost dampening capabilities and I need to get the ride under control.
New to this forum and all help would be greatly appreciated. Oh...if these sound like lame questions please understand I have purchased the car but have not picked it up yet and done my own visual inspection. Just trying to get a head start into what I am looking at. Thanks!
- 03-18-06 11:59 AM #2
Re: 1988 Eldorado/New Owner/Suspension Questions
It may be time for shocks and struts. The rear shocks are air assisted. There is a small compressor under the hood. Then the rear end sets to low because of a load, the compressor is activated and pumps up the rubber boots in the rear shocks. It is called ELC (Electronic Level Control). See if you can find a FSM (Factory Service Manual) on ebay. It will be worth it's weight in gold. Don't waste money on Chilton or Haynes. You want the one by Helm.