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ssesc93 06-14-2005 03:31 PM

I was wondring can you mess up the rear load leveling shocks when you go WOT from a stand still? I mean because the car squats back and put tons of pressure so i am thinking is this the reason why the rear shocks dont want to raise up sometimes and there isnt anyone back there?

1993 SLE 06-14-2005 03:35 PM

you can get under the car and mess with the arm on the susp

the ELC wont adjust to small momentarily changes. It takes anywhere from 30 secs to a minute for the ELC to kick on and start pumping the rear struts

Kennginn 06-14-2005 03:40 PM

yea the arms on the passenger side control arm rear i think

ssesc93 06-14-2005 03:42 PM

I was asking is this how you can mess them up? I noticed that NOW, since ive been driving cool and cruising that my shocks are up in the rear. When i was driving and kinda like racing everyone i could think of at the light to be ahead i noticed my rear shocks where down and almost covering the top of my tires. So I came to the conclusion by asking the quistion about if you drive hard on the ELC supension will it hurt them like as far as taking off? another question is that i noticed is when i turn the key to let the fuel pump cut on that the compressor run, i wiwll wait to let the shocks build up. sometimes i dont. does that hurt too?

banned3800 06-14-2005 03:44 PM

The only thing not good for the air struts is if they completely deflate.... This will cause wear on the rubber bladder around the shock....

You may be in need of a replacement set...

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ssesc93 06-14-2005 03:48 PM

another thing that i noticed is that when the rear shocks are down, it feels like it someting holding it back. When the shcks are up, the car feel free and glides when i am driving.

sonoma_zr2 06-14-2005 04:13 PM

is that why my mileage has shot way(even more than it was) up since I fixed my elc? :D :lol:

ssesc93 06-15-2005 03:09 PM

i guess no one knows what im talking about again.

Kennginn 06-15-2005 03:12 PM

explain to me real quick :?

ssesc93 06-15-2005 03:15 PM

read the top paragraphs

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