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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 08-04-2003, 03:54 AM   #11
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Is there a fuse I should look for, or should I be thankful it is the way it is?
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i noticed that if i let my car go for like 3 days w/ o driving it the battery will be dead becausae that pump runs soo much...
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Ok well i have had ALOT of experience with the Level Control, my 92 cadillac i had to replace everything from the struts to the compressor, gets a little costly, anyhow if your compressor is running every so often then you have a small leak somewere, it should not come on at all when the car has been sitting for more than 7 minutes or so. It is always active, meaning that if the ignition is off the compressor is still hot (has constant power) the best thing to do is get a bucket and sponge and some mild soapy water and start at the compressor head and cheak for leaks, at all the fittings and around the bags on the struts, it could be as simple as having a bad O-Ring on a connection, some dirt or something, or it could be as crappy as having a bad strut. That last one i can tell you sucks, struts- not to expensive, 4-wheel alighnment, sucks. Well good luck guys. hope you get em sealed up.
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i noticed that if i let my car go for like 3 days w/ o driving it the battery will be dead becausae that pump runs soo much...
Hmm. I must be lucky because the pump on my '93 _never_ runs if the car'* just sitting there, only if I do something like jack up the front end.

If you want to disconnect it, either temporarily or permanently, why not just unplug the electrical connector at the pump?
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No problems here - but I have brand new rear struts.
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Mine won't run without the key turned, even if I jack up the front end. If my car has been sitting for a a day or so and I turn the key, it will run for a second or so. Maybe the previous owner had the power lead switched to accessory.
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If it runs with the key off, look for an air leak in the lines. mine has never run with the key off except if the nose of the car is jacked up. If no air leaks, it has bad shocks.
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I pulled my compressor head off, cleaned and oiled it, and injected oil in the compressor line. I also replaced the O-rings on the compressor and regulator. It runs less often, and for less time now. As the oil migrates through the system, it should get better.
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Wanna write up a tech guide on this will? I should clean mine, it seems to run at least once every couple of hours.


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I suppose i dont have one on my car? I never hear any pump running. But there sure looks like an air pump under the hood.
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