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2004 yukon xl denali self-leveling rear air shocks

I have a 2007 Yukon Xl Denali with a self-leveling rear air shocks. They are shot, but the other thing is that I think that the air compressor is not working anymore either.

How can I check whether the compressor is still working?My 2004 Yukon Denali with only 58,000 miles has the same problem.
I replaced the air compressor module unit in early 2008 ( about $500).
It went out again in Sept 2008 and they replaced it free. so 2 units in one year.
Now we hear air leak in one rear shock, and the shocking price is
$ 530 per shock plus labor. I do pull 14 ft cargo trailer part time and very occasionally 20 ft travel trailer. Annual millage under 15,000 mi. I question the wisdom of pulling $500+ to $ 1,300 into these shocks. Have other people had faulure of the system with so littel millage? What do you think of scrapping the system and putting on a good pair of self adjusting gas or air shocks? other options? I am even considering salvage yard if this same
shock is used on recent Yukons. Anyone's experience, or comments welcome.

Is it any wounder that Detroit is in trouble, if this stuff does not last longer and cost this much to repair!


signed ' out of gas"



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  • bigbird577 Jan 23, 2009

    What about the junk yard search idea?
    How new of a model year uses the same part?.
    My truck is 04 yukon short, not XL (long)

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Buy NEW adjusting shocks. Don't put in used ones from the junk yard because they will probably **** out soon as well. If you have a suspition that the compressor is going out, then thats your sign to rid of the whole air shock system.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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If you take your yukon to a auto parts store with diagnostic ability this service is usually free they can scan the computer of your suv and search the error codes. If this has a compressor it will have a sensor and if this is bad then it will register wit the reading. This is the most accurate way of knowing without spending the money.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Hi,
well Looking in the junkyard could be an option, The Yukon generation 2001 to 2005 have the same rear suspension.

Second you can change the entire suspension ,as you have told you have run into the problem the second time . Check the following site for details .
http://www.andysautosport.com/gmc/2000_2004_yukon/suspension/


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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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I'm sorry to hear that your 2007 Yukon Xl Denali self-leveling rear air shocks are shot!
Do you want to replace them?
Are there any other problems?

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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    Jack Iaria Jan 25, 2009

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If you do not have an Ebay accouth you can also buy the shocks from an authorized reseller, like the one below.

Gmc Yukon Shock Absorber at Auto Parts Warehouse

To check if there is an air leak on compressor lines you can use washing up liquid on lines and joint, if air is coming out you will hear the noise and see bubbles.


Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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I think it would be best to buy a pair of aftermarket shocks if possible, of the same type. I wouldn't buy salvage yard, because they are probably OEM just like the ones you have. Same with the compressor.

Search the internet for aftermarket replacements, aftermarket rebuild with a warranty, etc, for both the shocks and the compressor. I did when the ABS module went out on my 01 Tahoe. Saved about $800 and got a 5 year warranty over GM.

As for hearing a leak and thinking the compressor is not working, if the compressor were not working, you wouldn't hear it leaking.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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I would go with regular heavy duty shocks as thay last alot longer and are more durable. they have low jacks that arent very expensive and are easy to install. i would consider that a real option rather than going back with air shocks and going through this again and again

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 24, 2009

    you can try the junk yard if you choose but theres no guarntee that youll get anything better than what you have on there now. they dont usually guarantee parts like that at a salvage. but you can try it and see.the worst thing to happen is that you would still be where you are now with it.and the shocks i refered to are called low jackers if you should decide to go that way.

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Welcome to Fixya! The Salvage yard would be the Best Bet. There is no way to check the Compressor and the Price for parts is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!! For the Price that you pay for these from the Start they should last a LOT longer. I have not Heard of anyone else having these Particular Problems Either. I would think that you could get any of the Shocks from all years to Bolt up. Air Shocks would work Also! Hit that Salvage man and start Rippin!

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YOU CAN DO AWAY with these and run an air shock or some air springs to help with your load. the problem could be to much weight for these to pump back up. they dont give a whole lot of trouble one option would also to use aftermarket air shock and use the hose off of your system now. would have to get the connection spliced in but it would be possible to do. you can go the salvage yard route but remember you dont really know what you are getting. might put a set on and next month they blow out.

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If ur city roads r very humppy dumppy then wat ever shocks u may use the shochs wil be damaged so drive slowly try fixing the leak

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Http://www.suncoreindustries.com/english-GMC-yukon-92-08-air-suspension.html


I'd suggest you look at some aftermarket shocks for your truck....

Robert

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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    the junk/recyling/wrecking yard would actually be a great idea as they have cross reference books... you may be able to get a part from a newer year vehicle



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