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My 2003 Olds Shilouette air shocks work but the sensor for the load must be out. With a load the air compressor is not signaled to pump. The pump works when I activate the auxillary button. Where is that sensor and how can I know if that is the problem.

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The load sensor is probably broken. It connects the rear axle to the frame to measure load. Its mounted on the left side of the rear axle. Its commonfor these to become damaged if the vehicle is lifted by the frame rather than by the axle. Looking at the part you will probably see the sensor arm hanging loose.

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