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Old 01-03-2006, 02:05 AM   #11
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just joined tonite and was reading thru the site when i saw this one. just got given an 89 sse from my 77 year old aunt and one of the first things i noticed was the permanent wheely mode. as i just got the carand it'* cold and wet here in ontario i haven't been under it yet so i'm asking-do all sse'* come with air ride in the back? i want to make sure i keep the car in top shape as after 16 years of whining to get it i plan on driving it till they put the brass handles on it and bury me in it! thanks for your help and i'm sure i'll have more questions as time goes on.!
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I had the saggy a$$ on my 89
Its actually the rear coils that wear out over time. My 91 had the rear struts replaced about 6 months ago- but this one hasn't had issues with the coils yet. The mechanic that has looked after both of these cars told me that the coils in my 91 were replaced a few years ago- but the struts were terrible- and they leaked the air all the time. The car would be parked and the air compresor would kick in all the time. So it was disconnected- and I opted out of air rides for repalcements. I chose Monroe Sensatracs for the rears and I think that the front actually had the same. I disconnected the air ride all together, as these struts didn't need them. But they are half the diameter of the factory ones, and from what Im told lighter. They give the car a really nice ride. But both my 89 and the 91 had air ride.
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hi guys;

just joined tonite and was reading thru the site when i saw this one. just got given an 89 sse from my 77 year old aunt and one of the first things i noticed was the permanent wheely mode. as i just got the carand it'* cold and wet here in ontario i haven't been under it yet so i'm asking-do all sse'* come with air ride in the back? i want to make sure i keep the car in top shape as after 16 years of whining to get it i plan on driving it till they put the brass handles on it and bury me in it! thanks for your help and i'm sure i'll have more questions as time goes on.!
air ride is standard on the 88-91 sse'*
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oh! common guys no fair you answered his first I was next in line!lol...elc fuse?..remeber!....um ya still can't figure it out!...help!
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My LeSabre has the same problem but it does not have air shocks, and the whole top end of the engine is in the trunk.
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okay, I found the hidden fuse box behinf the glovebox! what a joke that is! a real "PITA" to get at!. all the relays worked and the fuse was good i listened for a pump n noise! then i followed back the wiring! and some JACKA$$!, had disconnected the pump! I plugged it in and it works great!. the *** visibly came up al thou i noticed that when i sit in the passenger side seat the compressor keeps goign even when the car is off but it does not do it when i sit driver seat! when I leave the car total it doesn't pump at all could hear any leaks!. listened for over half an hour for the pump to come on and it never did then i gave up and sat back down and the pump started goign (passenger seat)..i was like wtf!.?? well i hope this is how it should funtion I think maybe the passenger side may have an issue!?...thanks to all who helped!...the car handles much better now too!
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You'll never hear the leaks. They're tiny. Jack the rear of one side of the car up and let the tire hang. Spray a 50/50 solution of water/dishsoap on the rear struts. You'll see it blow bubbles.
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thank you!...i'll giver a shot!
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The passenger side is rusted to **** and i ain't even gonna waste the time in trying to repair it! any recommendations on a good aftermarket replacement?...I don't wanna go with an air shock again either! I want a really nice firm ride too I don't like to float when i'm driving!lol
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The passenger side is rusted to ***^ and i ain't even gonna waste the time in trying to repair it! any recommendations on a good aftermarket replacement?...I don't wanna go with an air shock again either! I want a really nice firm ride too I don't like to float when i'm driving!lol
personally i would recommend a Air shock.....
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