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Old 12-17-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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2000 SLE. The rear end is riding very rough, and i mean rough! I live in wisconsin its cold and snowy and salty. I dont hear any compressor turning on and the relay is good, sit in truck with key on and nothing happens... what is going on???
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Does the car look like it'* riding low or high? Where in Wisconsin are you located?
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nah its riding pretty good for level. Had it in garage tonite for a few hours with diesel furnace set at 90, took it out and it rides perfect. Must be moisture somewhere and its freezing up. Live in Rice Lake WI and its been below zero or right around zero for the past week... could explain right?
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The air lines for the ELC are very small. So little water in there would be a problem. It'* right about zero here as well.
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Yeah i see that. Ha didnt even know i had ELC before tonight surfing around on here! Still weird i cant hear the compressor run or anything... Main concern is my tranny shifts macho hard after driving for like an hour... saw other ppl had that problem too and helped to use sea foam then change fluid/ filter... gonna try that this weekend!
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Make sure you look at the fluid good, and inspect the magnet in the pan. If your tranny is worn you will find a lot of shavings. Post pictures if possible
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alright will do! Not good with trannies lol, had a 00 regals gs i took a tranny out in that once, my 97 SHO went through 3! Them were all waranty on that sho tho so that was pretty good deal
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How can i get the moisture out of my elc system? Works great after i let it thaw out in the garage for a few hours with heat on 90, bring it outside and drive it for a bit then park it, it freezes up again. I really would like to get the moisture out somehow i mean it makes me sick literally to drive it! It feels like i have no suspension at all. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am having the very same issue with my 96 ssei. Is there some way to purge the system in any way? And if so, how? I am totally new to the whole ELC so any form of info is good. I'm gonna google the problem the second i finish this thread. Will let you guys know what I find.
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I have heard of people putting some rubbing alcohol in the lines to remove the water (although rubbing alcohol contains some water) if you can find 99% Isopropyl Alcohol that will clear the lines out

I need to do this to mine but where do you put the alcohol in?
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