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I have a 02 cadillac escalade and the the rear compressor has stoped working a year ago? If im not mistaking its used as the rear leveler that adjust the rear shocks hight to lift or lower it.what kind of front shoks do i have ?are they all air or just the rear are air? because i dont see any springs.

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Only the rear ones should have the air lift feature, although there is a conversion kit that may have been used to add air lift to the front.

The type of shocks you have (front and back) will depend on whether you have the Electronic Suspension system option. Without this, the shocks are pretty standard. However, if you have this, they are all (front and back) controlled electronically to adjust the firmness of the shocks to assist in keeping the vehicle level during maneuvers. You can quickly tell if you have this option by examining one of the shocks to see if there is an electrical connection on the side. If you have this system, these can be very expensive and hard to find, and GM has had a lot of trouble with them. As a result, many owners have replaced them with standard aftermarket struts (which includes air lift versions for the back). However, the old shock electrical cables have to be specially terminated if you do this (see The Cadillac User Forum for more info).

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SOURCE: Front shocks on '02 Passat

you need what we call spring clamps, but this is not an easy job for someone that does not know what they are doing. sorry the springs are under huge pressure and can do damage if not removed properly. prob best to get a mechanic.

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SOURCE: rear air shocks will not adjust

all shocks are gas. air shocks is a modification. if your riding to low or bumpy consider new gas shocks

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i had the same problem u need to take off and clean the throttle body and it clears right up

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