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    56nomadman is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    rear end up and a rough ride

    Hey group. The wife informed me that since I had put new tires on her 98 Deville the ride was real rough. When I check, I found the rear end extended up as far as it would go and the shocks have no give. I did disconnet the air hose from the compressor for a few minutes but no air was released. My guess is the good guys at the tire store turned the key on after the car was on the lift and the level extended to max. I have called several dealers but as usual they say it is something that has to be fixed by them. Any ideas on how to reset it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: rear end up and a rough ride

    what about the front? im thinking they might have unplugged a sensor for the ride control and the stocks / struts were commanded to firm mode.
    your reason make perfect sense too.. dont know how you would fix that, sorry

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    Re: rear end up and a rough ride

    Well guys and gals I think I figured it out. I removed the rear wheel (drivers side) and unplugged the air line going to the shock. After all the air had escaped from the shock and line, I plugged it back in, mounted the tire and drove it awhile. Things look and feel normal. This may not always be the fixer but it is worth a try.

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    Thumbs up Re: rear end up and a rough ride

    YOU ARE CORRECT TOOK THE REAR WHEELS OFF AND TOOK THE SHOCK LINES LOOSE, LET THE AIR OUT AND NOW ALL IS GREAT.... THANK YOU FOR THE HELP

    WILLARD WINN

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    Re: rear end up and a rough ride

    how hard is it to unplug the air line? I think im having the same issue?

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    Smile Re: rear end up and a rough ride

    Sorry I just looked at the post again. It isn't hard at all I took the left rear tire off.(drivers side rear) and just umplugged the air hose. Make sure you let it stay off for awhile as it has to loose alot of air. Hope this helps!!!!!

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    Hey Willard!

    Were you in Basic Training at FtPolk in 10/66 with a DI named Sgt.Murphy ....just wondering. Bet he has a Caddy! LOL take care, Earl Boehm eb6147@yahoo.com

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