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    Easy Fix For Broken Air Compressor

    in total, this will cost you about $4!....take two bike tubes from walmart...doesnt matter what size....cut a circle around the bottom of the valve stem so you have the valve stem and a little circle below it. cut the air lines on both sides of the rear wheels....plug the air lines inside the underside of the valve stem, snug real tight. you might want to put a dab of super glue on the outside of the air line b4 putting it in the valve stem. .and fill to desired hight with a regular air compressor. My cars air compressor hasnt work for about a year now. and i have tried to fix it but just couldnt get it done. not wanting to spend 360 bucks for a new one, i just thought and thought and finally came up with this. I have had this done for about a week now, driving around 300 miles, it hasnt lost air. I disconnected my oem air compressor in the car so it wouldnt turn on wasting battery. Hope someone finds this useful!


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    Re: Easy Fix For Broken Air Compressor

    Awesome idea! I love simple solutions.

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    Re: Easy Fix For Broken Air Compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by starfox86
    in total, this will cost you about $4!....take two bike tubes from walmart...doesnt matter what size....cut a circle around the bottom of the valve stem so you have the valve stem and a little circle below it. cut the air lines on both sides of the rear wheels....plug the air lines inside the underside of the valve stem, snug real tight. you might want to put a dab of super glue on the outside of the air line b4 putting it in the valve stem. .and fill to desired hight with a regular air compressor. My cars air compressor hasnt work for about a year now. and i have tried to fix it but just couldnt get it done. not wanting to spend 360 bucks for a new one, i just thought and thought and finally came up with this. I have had this done for about a week now, driving around 300 miles, it hasnt lost air. I disconnected my oem air compressor in the car so it wouldnt turn on wasting battery. Hope someone finds this useful!

    You might try looking at a salvage yard for an air compressor for less than a new price. I found one from an Aurora (same compressor, different mounting bracket but easily changeable) for $100 instead of the $400+ elsewhere. But it sounds like now you'd have to get some new air lines as well. Just a thought. Do you get any codes with your compressor disconnected?
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    Re: Easy Fix For Broken Air Compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by mcowden
    You might try looking at a salvage yard for an air compressor for less than a new price. I found one from an Aurora (same compressor, different mounting bracket but easily changeable) for $100 instead of the $400+ elsewhere. But it sounds like now you'd have to get some new air lines as well. Just a thought. Do you get any codes with your compressor disconnected?
    no codes when the compressor was disconnected....but, a simple solution to fix the air compressor was me getting a new car. lol..actually i have been planning on it anyways. I purchased a 2000 sls today, got a hell of a deal, and i am the happiest man in the world! ..i doo indeed still have the 94 sls...and the bags are still full of air.

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    Re: Easy Fix For Broken Air Compressor

    i'd like to know if my '95 seville sls has an air compressor and if so where it is
    thanks

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    Re: Easy Fix For Broken Air Compressor

    The fix reminds me of the old GTOs with the air suspension in the rear...


    Quote Originally Posted by cadwithanaltitude
    i'd like to know if my '95 seville sls has an air compressor and if so where it is
    thanks
    Yes it does. It is located underneath the car, attached to the rear crossover, on the passenger side.

    If you go into diagnostics mode and then into the "RSS OUTPUTS?" menu then to SO08 you will hear the compressor alternate on and off, the sound will help you locate it.


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