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Catera leveling light flashing and the shocks are jacked way up.

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  • jeff789 Jun 19, 2009

    I checked that and it was attached. I took that link off and manually moved the lever with no change. I think the switch is bad.

    I am not very impressed with this car. Seems to have allot of switch and relay issues. I just changed the sun roof switch and now the air bag light is on and Snap On's scanner can not read the SRS system.



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If you look under the rear, you will find a control link between the body and axle. likely it has broken of become disconnected.

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I have a levelling light in my Catera 2000 coming on and off. What is the problem?

The car is Leveling. If it stays on and flashes the shocks are on thier way out and need to be replaced.

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98 catera What is the red flashing light on the passengers side on the dash ?It stays on even when the car is off. Also why does the leveling light on the dash never go off .. ?

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1998 caddy catera rides really hard levellig light fashing on dash can hear a hissing sound from under the car is there a compressor [air] for the shocks any help great

Yes there is a compressor for the level ride.If the light is on or flashing it means there is a diagnostic code or codes in the system.But if you are hearing a hissing noise then look under the vehicle and locate the air leak.You probably have a line that rubbed through somewhere.You might be able to get a repair kit to repair the leak at a auto part store.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Dec 21, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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1998 caddy catera levelling light flashes on dash car rides hard [real hard] cab hear slight hissing sound from under car is there a compressor [air] for the shocks any help appreciated

Yes there is a air compressor follow the plastic tubes from the shocks to locate it also make sure your leveling sensor on your rear axle is not damaged if it is ok then you will have to have the system diagnoised to find out what is wrong.If it is just a air leak it should be rather simple to repair with pieces from your local parts store.

Dec 21, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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Leveling light on in my cadillac catera

Most likely a leak on one of the air shocks or a faulty control module. Replacement air shocks are available through Monroe, part number MA825.

May 07, 2009 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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Leveling light

The solution is usually either a leaking rear air shock or a faulty ride control module.

Feb 02, 2009 | 1999 Cadillac Catera

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Leveling light comes on and blinks

The leveling light is when the catera is trying to adjust it's back end based on weight, so whenever the light comes on you need to park your car and wait until it turns off. If it begins to blink do the same thing. If it doesn't go off in 5 min then go get it checked out by a mechanic, because something could be broken. It is in the manual if this does not make sense.

Dec 15, 2008 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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97 catera leveling light flashes all the time

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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