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I found the leak that kept my air compressor running and my rear sagging..
For a temporary and quick-fix to get it squared-away, this is what I did;
I used a couple of pieces of heat-shrink tubing that have the glue inside and a short section of refrigerator freezer water line meant for the ice maker feed.
I measured the backspacing of the internal O-ring stop with a depth gauge and removed it as it had partially collapsed.
I used new universal O-rings, adding two additional along with 1/8" rivet backing plates to make-up for the now missing O-ring stop.

The idea is: there is no real lateral pressure put on the tubing once installed and the ice maker tubing is in place to ensure strength of the heat-shrink tubing splice radially. The outer heat-shrink tubing is to 1) secure from any movement and 2) keep debris out of the plastic locking sleeve connector.

It works and, again, is a temporary fix.

I've pictures but cannot post them until someone here allows me more than the allotted 2Mb of space to do so.
 

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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
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Or you need to buy Sal a drink ;)
 

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94 Seville; 95 FWB; 07 DTS
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interested in seeing those pics....I'm interested in the routing of the air line. I still have too chase down the leaky point in my system.
 

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Let me get through this week and I'll find a server to host the pics.
It is still working fine, as I've been driving the car daily with no leakage.
 
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