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Rear of the car levels off after being driven, but lowers again.

After being parked it drops down to the wheel well being only about 25 inches above the ground. I understand it should be about 27-1/2 inches. I have had the car serviced at the Cadillac dealer and a replacement of the sensor, but the problem still persists. Is there something else that should be done to correct the problem?

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  • bfh4612 Jun 22, 2009

    While driving, the car raises and levels off correctly. But when parked, it drops back down. Dealer mechanics try to say the car isn't parked on "level" ground, thus the problem. However, the car is always on "level" ground. My opinion, an absurd observation for this problem. I have a 2001 DTS, which does not have this problem, whether parked in a level area or on an incline.

  • bfh4612 Jun 22, 2009

    While driving, the car raises and levels off correctly. But when parked, it drops back down. Dealer mechanics try to say the car isn't parked on "level" ground, thus the problem. However, the car is always on "level" ground. My opinion, an absurd observation for this problem. I have a 2001 DTS, which does not have this problem, whether parked in a level area or on an incline.

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The dealer sold you a part not a solution. There is a leak in the system and that is why it goes down while it is sitting. If you had no problem with the leveling while the car was running before you went to dealer then the part, sensor, was not needed.

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Yeah but the dealer should have done it. The sensor is controled by a rod conected to the axle. If this rod isnt wrong the car will not level to correct point.
while driving is the car level?
There may be a minor leak in the air system somewhere.
Since you took it to the dealer and they charged you I say complain about it untill they fix it right.

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