What is the corerct amount of air needed to inflate rear air shocks for proper ride height?


Asked by Nov 09, 2013 at 01:39 PM about the 2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Put on a t line to inflate both shocks since the compressor does not work correctly.

2 Answers


As ride height can change with different loads that will be an almost impossible question to answer, that is why they put in a load sensor to add or subtract pressure depending on the load at the time on the stock system. So all you can do now is put air in until the vehicle levels out and then adjust it as the load changes, ie stuff in the trunk, more people in the car, full fuel tank stuff like that.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Use trial and error. Fill the gas tank and inflate the shocks to 50psi. Add or remove air as needed to make the car level. My '68 Fleetwood had that set up too. Only problem is as the gas tank empties the back end will raise. Or if you have passengers you'll have to add air. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • rear shocks 4 answers

    can regular shocks be used instead of factory air shocks?

    2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dose the 1979 de vill have air shock and if so how do I add air 1 answer

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

    1979 Cadillac DeVille


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 98 deville rear air ride 2 answers

    My 98 deville has rear air ride that is all the way up. If i leave it sit for an extended period the car goes down. Can someone say what is going on here.

    1998 Cadillac DeVille Base Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 cadillac deville air ride suspension problems... 6 answers

    98 cadillac deville, 4.6 110.000-miles great car, runs and drives awesome... but does not ride worth a crap... its riding way to low and i was told it was the air ride suspension... but i cant hear th...

    1998 Cadillac DeVille D'elegance Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Air ride 8 answers

    My Lincoln won't hold up in the back. It goes down like a low rider, my friend told me it has air ride suspension and I should replace it with springs instead of paying a lot to fix air ride the car i...

    1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Cadillac Eldorado Questions

Cadillac Eldorado Experts

#1 spiderblu
Reputation 760
#2 joemom
Reputation 280
#3 lightGear
Reputation 230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DeVille"
2,396 listings starting at $1,600
Used Cadillac Escalade"
376 Great Deals out of 11,252 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Impala"
934 Great Deals out of 35,800 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
427 Great Deals out of 20,262 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang"
722 Great Deals out of 41,401 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
796 Great Deals out of 38,871 listings starting at $2,650
Used Lincoln Town Car"
50 Great Deals out of 2,391 listings starting at $1,542
Used Lincoln Continental"
1,938 listings starting at $42,556
Used Buick Riviera"
148 listings starting at $1,295