Dose the 1979 de vill have air shock and if so how do I add air

Olivia Craig

Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 06:42 PM about the 1979 Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Dose the 1979 de vile  have air shock and how do I put them in

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Yes, and you don't. With the Electronic Leveling System, as Cadillac called it, there's a small electric air compressor under the hood, air lines going to the back of the car, a height sensor at the rear axle, and "Superlift" air shocks at the rear. The system was designed to be fully automatic. A green "Level Ride" light on the dash comes on whenever the air compressor comes on to let you know that the car is leveling. As years went by, most people disabled the system and just put regular air shocks on the back with a tire type air valve on the underside of the back bumper to add or remove air as needed. HTH. -Jim

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