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97 catera leveling light flashes all the time

Leveling light flashes on dash and will not go out

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  • baddmojo Dec 21, 2008

    I just purchased a 99 that is doing the same thing. Hopefully someone can tell us what to do.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    97 catera leveling light flashes all the time

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The problem is a leaking air shock(s). My 1997 catera had this problem also. I drove the rear wheels up on a set of ramps and went underneath. There is a sensor located close to the rear axle's that moves up when the car is loaded in the rear. (luggage/person in the back seat). When the car senses the extra weight, a small compressor located up under the hood pumps air to the air shocks until the car is back level again. With the key turned on, and the engine off, You can actually move this sensor with your hand and after about 45 seconds, you will hear the small electric compressor come on and see the rear of the car rise. Even if the shock is leaking, the car will still rise but you can hear/feel the air leak on the rubber boot of the shock. The reason the light never stops flashing is because of the air leak the car never really reaches proper leveling. I know what your thinking, "I didn't have extra weight in the car"..doesn't matter car still levels itself from time to time without extra load in the rear. Possible road conditions etc. and also the fact your basically riding around with only one rear shock working like it should. hope this helps......dave

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Had same problem last week problem is the rear shocks. I put shocks on and problem is fixed.

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