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Old 11-03-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Wassup? I just purchased a really sweet '96 SSEi with rear suspension issues. First, both the Touring Ride and Performance Ride indicators are lit. Not too good. Second, I don't think that the compressor is operational. and thirdly, it squeaks like a mad bastard from the RR. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Right rear is where the compressor is. Is the noise coming frome the brakes, wheel, or some place else?
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It seems to be coming from spring/shock? It only occurs when the suspension is either extended or compressed. Either when moving down the road, or just getting into or out of the vehicle.
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Sounds like you need new rear struts.
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yeah. that'* pretty much what i thought. as for the compressor, is there anywhere to buy an aftermarket piece? or do i need an OEM part?
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the compressor should cycle in the first minute that the key is turned to ON, so turn it on and you should hear it kick on for a few seconds, also try using the tire inflator in the trunk, if you press on and nothing happens the compressor is probably shot.
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