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Rear Suspension Low Due to Failed Air Compressor on Oldsmobile Bravada

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 134,053 (13,000–234,000)
3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004
76 people reported this problem
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I have the same problem. The rear goes down from time to time. When riding down the road I can feel the back getting low. When it does, the ride is very bouncy and very uncomfortable. When I stop and turn off the engine for a few minutes the back rises up again and the ride is smooth sailing. The air compressor for the rear may go out for a few days or I may not have that problem again for a few days or even weeks. Its very frustrating!!!!
The rear end drops on the tires and if you start the car it will rise but then by the end of the day it drops (like a low rider cars)
I bought my 2002 Bravada from an auction here in Indy sometime in September 2014, and it was fine when I test drove it. It started right up and I didn't even notice it was a rear air ride suspension because it didn't have to take any time to air up or give me any problems on the test drive. I guess I would have to say my problems didn't start until around November 2014 (just about 2 months after I got it) when I had to load it up with all my daughter's things to move her back home from a neighboring state. We had a lot of clothes and things to move back but I don't believe it should have been enough to do any type of damage to my vehicle. But anyways, we had to stop not even a mile down the road from where I picked her up because I noticed we were starting to bounce around.
Yes I have also had this problem. I have replace the rear passanger punp and now am having problems with the rear driver side.
When I turn my Bravada off it sinks down on the wheel wells. Then when I start it back up it raises back up.
I don't know what's going on believe air shock's or compressor going or went out want to know what to do to fix problem
My rear end is low,problems with compresser.is there away to by pass the compresse, maybe change the way it's set up? Just asking.