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Old 03-05-2003, 04:18 PM   #11
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i have that kit. someone jacked my inflator piece tho.. grrrr! if i found that person i would sure like to
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Seems to me that GM finally put there heads together and added some decent features AFTER 91...STB bars, superchargers, Levellers...need I go on?

There must have been some kinda epiphany at General Motors in the 92 model introduction.
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My brother has a 1988 Olds 98 Touring Sedan (and 1992 SSE) that has factory air suspension. My mom used to have a 1988 Olds 98 Regency Brougham and that had it also. I believe 1988-1991 SSE'* should have the air suspension also. The Olds Touring Sedan is basically the Oldsmobile version of the Bonneville SSE.
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Yeah..I had a gold "PIMP DADDY" 1980 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz w/ stainless steel top that had AUTO LEVEL...man I miss that car


MACDADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Both my 1989 Cadillac Brougham and my Bonneville have this system. Same parts all around. The 96 and up have the compressor mounted right next to the leveler arm, inside the fender. The Cad is under the hood. The arms have a screw-type adjuster that can be use to harden the ride slightly, but be careful! Too much and you'll blow the struts.
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Yes, I think the 88-91 SSE had the ELC also.
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Yup. I just checked. It was an option in 87, too.
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i had the compresser fixed today, it wasnt working, now it works fine, lifted the car in the back about 1 inch on its own.. i didnt even know the 89 sse came with that option but i did find the box in the back on the passenger side. i checked the le that is parked in the garage and smashed, it also has one. but needs new lines... what a difference now that it works, i can haul my ex'* **** in the trunk and take it to the dump now
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In other words, some had it some didn't.....
I saw it on a Pontiac 6000 STE from the early '80'*.

I wouldn't be surprised if the air pump is the same as the AC-Delco one you can buy over the counter (with a lighter plug on the end) for inflating bike tires and stuff. I bought one at an Osco drugstore (!) for something like $19.99 a while back 'cause I didn't want to risk burning out the Bonneville'* pump every time the neighborhood kids needed their bike tires pumped up.

I can trigger the leveling system on my car just by jacking up the front end, whenever I put it on axle stands for an oil change. I put my trolley jack under the engine cradle to lift both front wheels at once. As soon as the nose goes up and weight shifts to the back wheels, the pump starts up and the car tries to level itself. Kind of weird, the first time you see that happen...
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First time I had my '95 fully loaded (5 adults) the compressor kicked in and kept the car level, until we all got out, and the now pressurized struts didn't bleed, so the rear end went way up. Figured most likely cause would be the exhaust solenoid/valve in compressor head, tested by disconnecting compressor connector, then jumping pin A from engine harness side of connector to pin A on compressor side of connector and pin C on compressor side of connector to ground, exhaust solenoid worked and air released, car rear lowered right back down. Then figured must be ride height sensor, so found one at a wrecker for $50, and replaced, still exact same problem (sensor detects low height and triggers compressor, but doesn't detect high height, so doesn't exhaust). Then disconnected ride height sensor connector and jumped pin E on body harness side of connector to ground, and system still didn't exhaust, so problem wasn't sensor, it'* bad wiring. Body harness comes through floor pan at front right corner of gas tank, 3 fuel lines run along underside of floor pan in front of gas tank, wiring for ride height sensor comes through floor, then between floor pan and gas lines, then down to connecter which is clipped in place, don't know if this is original routing, or if this was messed with previously, but wiring was stretched, and wire to pin E was broken were it was bent around gas line. Had to disconnect 2 other unrelated connectors in immediate area to gain enough room to work, then re-route ride height senor wiring out from between pan and gas lines, so it just comes straight out of pan and down to connector, then splice broken wire back together, system works great now.
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