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There a leveling switch on the rear. make sure it is not broken off or it is making its contact point or not stuck. Its either on the rear axle or one of the struts

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need a look but obvious check oil level first as if too high it could be burning the oil ,secondly remove the turbo air pipe pressure side and check for oil in the pipe ,if full of oil then seal in turbo leaking and engine running on the oil .these problems will show when engine is turned off and it keeps going ,if it turns off with key then change the throttle pedal inside the car .

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Rear air suspension

The air system does not lower when you get out, it levels the car and stays level, but is you put weight in trunk and people sitting in the back seat and the car lifts to level out with the weight and then you remove all the weight and rear end is to high up then there is a problem.
These bags do not lift that high, if you hear the solenoids make sure it is not lower , measure.Also, the release of the air is very slow, make sure it is not lower, if you hear the solenoids open the car may be lowering very slow. check the height.If you are sure its not lowering then you may be correct in saying the level sensor may be bad. the only other part would be the solenoids but i would start with the level sensor as the air is going into the bags.
I quick test to check solenoids at bags is to start car and go rear the rear and locate the sensor, remove the arm from the control arm and bring it down so computer thinks car is to high and see if air is released. caution don"t stay under the car as it will lower down slowly. if it starts to lower then turn key off and reconnect lever and replace sensor.there is a company we use that is real good at this air bag system and prices are good with quality parts.

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2003 Yukon Denali has Service ride Control Warning..wat to do?

Hi Jose:
The first place to start is to have Ride Control Module scanned for trouble codes, this requires a high end scan tool. Most common problem is the air compressor in the rear or a height sensor. Here is how the system works.

Automatic Level Control Description and Operation
The RTD system is bi-state real time damping system. The Suspension Control module controls the suspension damper solenoids and suspension position sensors, along with parts of the automatic level control (ALC) system and electronic variable orifice (EVO) power steering system.

The Automatic Level Control system consists of the following:
• Suspension Control Module
• Compressor/Leveling Module
- Air Pressure Sensor
- Exhaust Solenoid
• Compressor Motor Relay

The objective of the Automatic Level Control System is to provide constant ride height at all load conditions. The Suspension Control module monitors body-to-wheel height, and vehicle speed.

The Suspension Control module will use the rear body-to-wheel displacements and vehicle speed inputs to keep the rear trim height of the vehicle at its desired level.

The electronic suspension control (ESC) system is bi-state real time damping system. The ESC module controls the suspension damper solenoids and suspension position sensors, along with parts of the automatic level control (ALC) system, if 1500 series.

The ESC system consists of the following:
• The ESC module
• The compressor/leveling module, if 1500 series
- The air pressure sensor, if 1500 series
- The exhaust solenoid, if 1500 series
• The compressor motor relay, if 1500 series
• The steering handwheel speed/position sensor
• The suspension damper solenoids
• The suspension position sensors

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2002 f-150 super crew 4x4. Truck has a faint vibration when taking off and turning at the same time. Seems to be coming from the rear. Does not do it when taking off and going straight.

Could just be positrac differential.
Mine positively hops into the air when I take a corner too tight while accelerating.
As long as fluid level is good, I would not worry about it. I think it is normal.
Cars don't have this feature.

Mar 24, 2010 | 2002 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Back end rides high!

it may not have been pluged in or the arm that goes from the contrl arm to the sensor not snap in to place . the rod snaps in to a ball and socket . if you look under the rear of the car you should see it it bolts to the fram and has a arm that goes to the lower control arm .

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We have a 1996 Cadillac Broughm, and today while driveing home the whole back end went high in the air, and the front end stayed down wards, when we turn the car off, it almost sounds like it running a...

Check that the arm that goes between the rear axle and the level control on the body has not come off or broken. You can pull the fuse temporarily to keep the pump from running so the battery does not go dead.

Apr 21, 2009 | 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood

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Hi saya,

An automatic transmission will do exactly that if it's low on fluid.

To check the level, have the car running. Have a rag available. A long snouted funnel and a couple quarts of transmission fluid.
Find the dipstick for the transmission
Pull it, wipe it, put it back in, pull it again.
Check the level at the end of the stick.

If it's low or not showing at all add a quart. Keep doing so until the proper level is reached.

Hopefully this will solve your problem. If it does not, I'm sorry to say that a transmission repair professional may be your next option.

Keep in mind, you described your problem in a single sentence. That is all I had to work with. If there are additional symptoms that may be applicable, that could change things. Check the fluid and hope for the best.


Jan 24, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring

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Load Levelers haulers know to disconn the battery before transporting so that doesnt happen... back charge the fools the repair costs to change out your levelers.. remove fuse/relay to leveling system and check aftermarket (monroe or gabrel) for replacement system.... also..first...disconnect battery for 10 minutes to clear settings and zero everything ... that may solve this simply

Jan 17, 2009 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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Load leveler stuck

This happened to me.... ends up that the lever that senses the level was disconnected or broken and therefore stuck in a position whereby the sensor thinks the back end is too low. I wired the lever back into the appropriate position on the axel and I was able to keep using the vehicle until I got the replacement load leveler lever.

Dec 21, 2008 | 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Stuck in high position

On this model vehicle the rear shockers should have air bags to keep car at normal ride height, when load changes.
The air bag can sometimes become caught between inner and outer tubes of shocker when car is raised and lowered quickly.
You will need to jack car up from tow hitch or frame to lower rear axle, this will unfold air bag, slowly lower car, with ignition on, this will make sure air compressor is filling air bags as they take the load.
Hope this is helpful, MMP

Aug 09, 2008 | 1995 Lincoln Continental

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