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For my FWD 93 sedan Deville.
I bought Monroe struts they were suppose to be a fit. well they fit and they are air struts, but they do not have the electrical sensor track connection. Is there a work around for this ?
I did watch a video that changed out for the same type strut. . That guy just cut and tied off the sensor wire. Is that ok ? and do I need to disable the ride sensor ?.
What do other people have to do with those connection when they eliminate the air ride all together?
 

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Ok no one wants to say. I don't know what they actually do but was told just to cut or tape them off. All is working fine. The sensor track shock struts are not available anymore.
 

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Master of the Dark Art of Diagnostics
2003 DHS - two-2002 DHS, 2003 SLS, 1995 Sedan DeVille, 1989 Coupe DeVille
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Ok no one wants to say. I don't know what they actually do but was told just to cut or tape them off. All is working fine. The sensor track shock struts are not available anymore.
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IF your car originally had EITHER the SSS - Speed Sensitive Suspension -
OR the RSS - Road Sensing Suspension -
the struts and shocks had 3 settings and were automatically - electronically adjusted -
SOFT - slow speeds or rough pavement -
MEDIUM - between SOFT and FIRM -
FIRM - highway speeds on smooth/level pavement -

even when working properly - the difference was hardly noticeable -

IF you get a suspension related warning/error message on the DIC -
you'll need to install a relay in the trunk to eliminate the messages -
 

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Thanks I was unsure what people were doing when the did away totaly and put in conversion , and eliminated the air ride altogether.
 

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Master of the Dark Art of Diagnostics
2003 DHS - two-2002 DHS, 2003 SLS, 1995 Sedan DeVille, 1989 Coupe DeVille
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Thanks I was unsure what people were doing when the did away totaly and put in conversion , and eliminated the air ride altogether.
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first -
our cars do NOT have air ride -

our cars have coil spring suspension - with oil-filled struts and shocks -

our cars DO have ELC - Electronic Level Control - in the rear -
this system incorporates air bladders in the rear shocks -
designed to lift the BODY - to maintain proper ride height -
when the back seat and/or trunk have an extra load -

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eliminating the ELC system is a HUGE mistake -
 
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