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Rear shocks are causing car to be lifted high off the ground

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The leveling switch on the rear suspension could be out of adjustment - it turns the pump on when rear is to low and turns off when level

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No. But if can't get it on a lift or high enough to work under comfortably..it will be very awkward. The calipers get in the way when you are removing the springs and shocks as a unit. You can move the part and get it out and down, but you will need to remove the rear wheels and let the rear springs hang down.
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