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Old 01-03-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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My air ride is not working and I know the rear struts are still in good working condition. What isn't working is the hose going from the compressor to the air shock. I pulled both lines from the compressor this morning and the air is pushing out fine, but when I put the hoses back on the compressor and pulled the plug off the air shock and the hose doesn't blow out any air. Is there a clog in the line? I hate that the car sits a little low in the back and i like it raised,. Are there simple instructions so I can do this myself?
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there are instructions to adjust the ELC arm somewhere. I cna consult the FSM if you so desire
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there are instructions to adjust the ELC arm somewhere. I cna consult the FSM if you so desire

go right ahead, my friend
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ok I will look a little later and tell ya Im kinda busy right now, but it will get done
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there are instructions to adjust the ELC arm somewhere. I cna consult the FSM if you so desire

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I think there'* something in tech info about getting the rear to raise up from the track bar or some jazz.....seen it a while ago....
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Is the diverter valve for the air inflator stuck? It is mounted in the trunk behind the rear seat at the bottom right.

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Is the diverter valve for the air inflator stuck? It is mounted in the trunk behind the rear seat at the bottom right.

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Unplug the harness from the valve and turn on your inflator switch and the rear should raise a couple inches in about 2-4 min.
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I dont have any buttons in my trunk for the inflator. I said that the air IS coming out the compressor, but, the lines must be clogged because I pulled the line out of the shock and didnt feel air coming out. (Not trying to sound rude) I am trying to figure out is it clogged or not. Everything under the hood is doing what its suppode to do. But from there to the rear, somehing isn't right.
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1993 SLE, found anything yet?
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then only thing that it says is to check for the compressor operation. and you said that that is ok. when you have weight in the back of the car does it raise?? or is the car just sitting to low?? does the ELC work at all??

I think that there might be a clog in the line. the lines are 1/8 dia.
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