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Old 01-31-2014, 01:11 AM   #1
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So have the ever popular "Service Suspension" warning was looking at the Strutmaster conversion set vs spending $1000 on oem on Rock Auto any thoughts??
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what vehicle are we talking about? if it is the "air ride self leveling" struts, you need to do nothing, as the air ride only levels the car so the rear end wont sag with excess weight.
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Sorry thought my car popped up a 2000 deville dts I assume it has a leak since i can hear the compressor running at times my rear does sag a bit
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so are the fronts regular macpherson struts?
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You need to find out what the code is that is turning on the SSS light. It could be something as simple as a broken air hose. When I worked at the Cadillac dealer I replaced a few steering wheel position sensors.
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Any experience actually doing the conversion definitely will take a look at the actual system to see if I can source where the leak is though. Just seems that the conversion may be the route to go to eliminate the headache factor. Plus would love to do it myself and have that one time knock out fix
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Will there be a code to say if it'* just a leveling issue vs. for example a compressor failure
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The only conversion I remember doing are the 93-95 struts that had the magnetic valve in them and replacing the with normal struts and disabling the sensatrack system.
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Check out strutmaster.com this was the site that had me pretty convinced to go ahead and spend $700 for the 4 wheel changeout. My biggest concern is loosing that caddy ride and getting a more firm sport suspension.
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replaces compressor and old lines with new lines and tire valve. with new struts i only have to put air in it once a year. these are just oem replacement struts;

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