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Old 01-19-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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My pump powers up and it will SSSLLLLOOOOWWWLLLYYY lift the car....Have new Super-Lift struts in the back. My tire pump doesn't seem to kick out alot of air to forget about actully pumping up a tire. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm thinking my pump is worn out....
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Please put your year, mileage and trim level in your profile. It will help out a lot.
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Meanwhile...it is possible the compressor is no longer functioning properly and putting out enough air.

The system shouldn't be pumping constantly to keep the struts full. They should hold air on their own.

As for pumping up a tire. Even on a brand new compressor..it takes a few years. They are high pressure, low volume compressors.
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I already put it in my signature...oddly enough it isn't showing. The car is a '90 SSE with 140 K miles. Yeah I figured the pump must be old and worn out... Any tests I can do to verfiy it'* output? Also is three a rebuild kit for it?
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I used a low pressure vac/pressure gauge and hooked up to the output. Barely kicked it on and watched as the pressure came back down to 10psi and below. Leaking out at those pressures told me it was shot.

As for rebuild..haven't heard of one..typical suggestion is to get a compressor from a junkyard.
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well in that case I'm going to want to get the best pump I can, which would mean the latest year possible. How high can I go and in what vehicle can I I use?
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With your pump being in the trunk..I'm not sure.

92-95 was under the hood
96-99 is under the passenger rear fender
00.. no idea where they hid it .

Each may be a slightly different bracket, they also might be a slightly different pump. Connector to electrical and the air hose will be a key.
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mine is under the hood, foward of the air box....If it'* all the same thing then that'* great, i'll just get one from a later model
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In that case..you may be able to change with a 92-95. Make sure you check the connector for power though.
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Yeah I'll be checking for that.....I find it hard to belive that I would have a leak anywhere....As I don't hear anything hissing in the car or in the trunk...The whole system seem relativly undisturbed... The Vacuum lines on th eold superlifts were kinda stuck on. Oh jees those struts had lots o holes in the baggy.
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