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Rear end looks jacked up

Came e out to the car and the rear end of it looks as if air shocks were installed and extended all the way up.

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  • Jeremy Kastrup May 11, 2010

    do you have rear air suspension ? , if so the motor (air compressor) may have stayed on due to a stuck relay , or a plugged up pressure switch will cause motor run on. Was it cold out ?

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I assume you do not have air suspension. Check to see if rear suspension is too bouncy. just force the rear down with all your weight and watch it bounce. if it is too loose, the a shock may have broken allowing the vehicle to release to a fully sprung position. keep me posted.

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