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Old 04-16-2007, 11:06 PM   #11
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I got the new hose today You know I disabled the pump probably 5 years ago because of the leak The good news is it doesn't appear to be leaking.

How fast does the compressor fill the system? After I plugged the hose in it took a few seconds to start but after it did it ran for a few seconds. Then about 5 minutes later it ran for a few seconds again. The next time was 9 minutes later and it only ran for 3 seconds. I dove the car around the block and looked at it under a street light. The gap between the wheel wells and tires appear to be the on the same front and rear. Is the system really that small or or should the rear be any higher? I don't know, I would have though the compressor would have needed to run longer to fill the system.
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Thanks Willwren and 1993 SLE, I finally got the struts replaced today. I learned how much my car was sagging overall too. It'* like I just had a lift kit installed. My air ride kept the rear level after I fixed the leak a few weeks ago but everything was sagging apparently. The original struts wouldn't expand when I pushed them in by hand. I still have to get an alignment before I can drive it to see how it rides but it looks like I need bigger tires to fill the wheel wells now
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Make SURE you have the rear height adjusted where you want it before the alignment.
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If I want to lower it some is there an easy way to lower the front as well, to keep it level?
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No. The front is set. Adjust the rear to match. Having another similar car in GOOD CONDITION to measure for comparison helps, or measuring before and after, but in your case, you're probably stuck setting it to what 'looks good' to you.

Procedure for adjusting is in Techinfo.
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Ok thanks. I did see the Techno on how to adjust the rear. It'* sitting level with the front still. Just overall higher than I got use to. I kinda liked the lower look it had. I'll look at it some more tomorrow but I think it'* where it'* gonna stay. I don't want a droopy rear. Thanks again.
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