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Buick Forum: Rear Shock Issues
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    Rear Shock Issues

    Hello all , new poster here . Have a 2005 Buick Lasabre with rear shock issue . We found that the shocks were in very bad shape . Leaking . I went to Auto Zone to get replacements . I replaced the shocks but I dont think the air pump is supplying air to the new shocks . I checked the fuse block & found the 30 amp breaker and it was good ( under rear seat ) The new shocks required cutting the air line boot off of end of hose and install the connection for the new shocks . I never heard the pump go on after putting car back on the ground . Went for ride and it rides like a log wagon . This is my gals car so she is not very happy with how this turned out . I need some ideas as to where to go next and how to check the pump & system to make sure it is working . Hopefully you more experienced Buick guys can help . Gary

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    Re: Rear Shock Issues

    I guess no one has has this issue ?

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    Re: Rear Shock Issues

    I've never dealt with this issue, but I assume there's a pressure switch in the system that will shut off pump when it reaches a certain pressure. lf that's the case and the car rides like a log truck, it sound as if the shock is at max pressure and is locked up. Does the air line have a check valve in it which prevents flow the other way, or was the line you had to change fittings on cause the problem? Like I said, I've never dealt with air shocks.

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    Re: Rear Shock Issues

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    Funny I actually thought this myself . I pulled the lines back off each shock and there was no change . No air in them . I thought back to my hotrod days where we had air shocks raising the rear of our cars . They actually rode better than this car . I am going to try putting air in these shocks this weekend to see if I can get some kind of reaction . If so I will pull the air pump down and see what is or isn't working . I was hoping like the other folks did to just replace the bad shocks and be done with it . If I knew ahead of time there was a conversion to do away with the air system I would have gone that route . But I want to fix this thing and be done . Gary

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