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Old 05-09-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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jacked the rear end off the ground now the air shocks are stiff? 96 ssei
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Sounds like your ELC is not shutting off? When you start the car do your hear the ELC pump turn on? It'* loud so it'* hard to miss. It should shut off after a little while when the car is level.
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ya..its wierd.dnt know if it extended to far down?
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should i remove the lines to let the air out then turn it on to see if it levels out??
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You could try. Seems like the ELC sensor is not connected of not working.
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Let us know what you find.
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we"ll se in the mornin.spent today replacing terribly worn front strut mounts!!what a pain.has brand new struts all the way around and last owner didnt properly tighten top nut which pounded the mount to pieces.bought the car for 1400$ last week and so far spent 900$ in tune up coils mounts */c coupler and mps. do have to say it runs like a beast...
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Mine does this too. My understanding is that the system can air up, but doesn't vent to drop the rear end. What happens is that when you jack the wheels up, air is getting sucked into the air portion of the rear strut, as the spring is extending the strut to the extreme. When you put the car back down, there is enough air in there to keep the car higher than it should be <the car is designed to set level with just the springs in the rear and no added weight>. My car, being that the struts are likely the originals <and are definitely shot> leaks down within a minute or so. Let it set overnight, and see if it comes down any.
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Make sure the load leveling rod wasn't taken off or damaged when the work was done. And the switch it is attached to has the wire intact. Either will cause the system to think the car isnt in the level position.
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