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How to put in air into the air shocks with out the car air compresser working?

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If its possable you will have to disconnect the air inlet line on the shock, then run a seperate line to a check vavle looks like a valve stem on a tire. Its your decision but i would suggest if finacially able, go to your mechanic and have them replace those shocks with new air shocks they come with all the hardware needed. Have them remove the faulty compressor its just dead wait at this point. Hope this helps.

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You can't without a ton of adapters & fittings. Options: replace compressor or replace air shocks with aftermarket air shocks that you have to manually fill or replace with standard replacement shocks.

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i think its in the back under a plastic side compartment -its no big deal its just a little 12v air pump for the shocks in back if you wanted to u coul by pass it and get some plastic fittings from pep boys and put air in manualy like u would a tire - i have a 98 transport it has been a real pain with tailghts burning out front turn signals burning out and one day the wife brought it in all jacked up and the pump wouldnt shut off it was a cheap plastic arm under the van broke off the axle nothing but a simple on off swtch i duck taped to the axle -fixed 1 month later the motor blew up started to get hot head gasket or somthing - now im trying to get a 2003 just regular montana on the road everything works runs good but cant get the odometer to stay on im thinking about just lookin around for some "hot" inspection stickers when this goes ill never own another gm van -i think ill go japanese or somthin these things are just plain cheap junk

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