Problem Description and Possible Solution
The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
Average mileage: 151,062 (92,200–246,000)
13 people reported this problem
the front of my Cadillac fleetwood failed on me making the rear too high and the front too low. it was a big hassle to get around. The cost was too expensive. My husband asked a few friends what to do and they suggested getting a strutmasters conversion kit so i did and now its rides better than ever. lifetime warranty.
I had this problem where the level control pump did fail. It failed because air was leaking from the system, either at the air shocks or in the air lines, and it would run constantly, it wore out. Regardless it did fail, and I could not find a replacement pump. So I replaced the air shocks with gas shocks with a spring all aroud. Wow, that was the best thing I could have done. After the air pump failed, the rear of the car went down quite a bit, and when I would leave the driveway, the bottom of the car would hit the street. So with gas/spring rear shocks, stays up and it looks great, and the ride is even better. When I asked a mechanic about doing this for my car, he refused, he said that I would have more problem that i had with the air shocks. I ignored his comment and went ahead and installed MONROE 58574 shocks.
I bought the car and knew I had to replace shocks because the idiot I got it from - "MR CADILLAC" - pulled the fuses to prevent the compressor from running all the time. The compressor still works so I feel good about that. Got new Gabriel Hi Jackers - same part as AC Delco - and will get a compressor dryer before replacing them. Cadillac should have put the compressor in the trunk; what an idiot engineering move not to.