Hello fellas. I am currently helping my GF fix her 1986 Sedan Deville. I just did the front brakes, so now the car stops. Still, it is not safe for her to be driving around in.
I don't know anything about the system, but it apparently has an air suspension with a compressor for auto-leveling, I'm sure you are familiar with the setup.
Anyhow, When you start the car the compressor just runs and runs, and a light on the dash says something like "leveling" or something.
Anyhow, nothing ever happens and the car rides like it has no shocks.
I have tried some searching and read a little bit, and noticed it is popular to switch to normal passive shocks. Or struts. Is this car equipped with shocks or struts? I donno.. do you?
In either case, I was hoping for some quick advice on how to troubleshoot the air system, maybe there are some common problems like a leaky hose in a certain place, or something to that effect. If so I'd like to check that stuff first, maybe I could fix the existing system rather easily.
If not, I was hoping for some educated recommendations of possible alternatives, such as converting over, what brand/parts to use, etc.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice, and please, don't post if you are just gonna tell me to take it to the dealer, or a mechanic. I don't trust mechanics, they are nothing but trouble!
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