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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 02-07-2005, 06:03 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, I think it'* the springs now too. It'* gotten worse so this Friday I'm getting springs and installing them Saturday. Hopefully it is the springs because the car has gotten insanely low and the ride is incredibly harsh now.
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Don, what do you use to fill those? Any bike pump, or air compressor?
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Don, what do you use to fill those? Any bike pump, or air compressor?
Air compressor. You use a air line kit that has a shrader valve that you mount in a conveinent locataion. One valve fills both shocks.

One down side to air shocks is they can increase roll as the air shifts from one shock to the other around corners. A way around this is to fille each shock seperately and use two valves.

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i have the saggin problem 2 always wondered what the fix for that would be?
i dunno. sounds like more of a personal problem to me...
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I just have my wife blow into the end of the schraeder valve...lots of hot air there!
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YW junior....whats life if you cant laugh once in awhile...
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Thanks a lot guys, it was the springs I got some from Advance and they are much better quality than the stock ones. This raised the rear end back up like 4 inches...the mud guards still scrape at certain extreme angles but that'* instalation error. The ride and handling is much better now too, thanks again.
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Guys, ELC adjustment is in techinfo. But it'* not going to help a LeSabre, and springs CAN go bad. Really, adding air shocks/struts to the rear and manually filling them coould be a good option. Jr's3800 did this to his 95SE and loves it. They're actually gas struts with air assist. Instead of hooking them up to ELC (which you don't have) you can do a manual fill with them.

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http://www.williamwren.com/struts/elc.html
are there any pictures on where this arm is located so i know what i am looking for?
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Crawl under the rear of the car. Look at the right rear suspension. See a little 5" arm with two little black ball socket joints on it attached to the right rear control arm and a small sensor arm? That'* it. You can't miss it.
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