Begin by removing the airline to your 2002 Buick LeSabre rear air shocks. Remove the shock retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new rear air shocks.
Follow the instructions that come with the shocks.
I believe that the rear air shocks are part of an automatic level control system. There is a level sensor on the rear suspension system and a compressor that fills the shocks to raise the rear end. There is also a valve to release the pressure to lower the rear end.
Rear air shocks work by using a small air compressor to provide additional lift and support. This is particularly handy for towing heavy loads.
Struts in the front and air shocks in the rear.
They have air shocks in the back that are used for ride height control. This is not the same as an "air spring" system. They have regular rear springs and the air bladders in the shock are only pumped up when there is significant load in the rear, to prevent the rear end from sagging. This is a very simple and reliable system. Monroe makes great factory replacement rear air shocks and they are cheap too.
You can find a good tutorial at http://airsuspensionreviews.com
Lesabres only have air suspension in the rear, they will be a combination of air shocks with a coil spring on the lower control arm.
Easy: 1) Disconnect the air hose clips. 2) Unbolt the bottoms of the shocks. 3) Unbolt the tops of the shocks 4) Install new shocks 5) When installing the hoses to the new shocks, make sure the seals are clean and lubricate them lightly with a little silicone. Now, replacing the pressure hoses, that is a much harder job.
Yes they can.
A few years ago I traded in my worn our air suspension for a rear conversion kit from a place called Strutmasters.com they were very helpful and there kit fixed all the problems I was having with my rear end sagging. The kit also came with instructions on how to disable and install everything. I added the link to the part I got below. http://www.strutmasters.com/Cadillac-Deville-Air-Suspension-Rear-Conversion-p/-cad-r4ns-mnt-d.htm I hope I was of some help
the rear shocks on the newer Envoys are air shocks, and wear just like the other ones, however there is also a compressor in the system that is prone to failure.
The air shocks that are made by Gabriel (Hijacker Air Adjustable Shocks) are designed for vehicles that carry heavy loads and tow boats or trailers. There are not any Gabriel air shocks that are designed for passenger cars like convertibles, sedans and coupes.
Replace the shocks, or struts if equipped.
As of 2014, there are a few places where one can get rear shocks for a 1994 Chrysler New Yorker with air ride. This can be purchased at Auto Zone and O'Reilly's.
Air shocks should be installed by a professional. You are dealing with high compression springs which can be fatal if handled incorrectly.
Depends on what you're driving. Most cars have gas shocks and some have air shocks. Air shocks are more comfortable, with an automatic leveller, as in Lincoln Continental, in my opinion.
The Oldsmobile van has struts on the front. If it has air suspension, then the rear has struts as well. If not air ssuspension, then it just has regular shocks.
it is under the air filter box under the hood
The rear air shocks are just struts with air bags. To raise the rear in its stock way is not safe due to the fact that those struts were not made for extraordinary play. to have the best air ride is to just put an air bag system, and yes they make them in struts too so it is easy to install.
Most Montana's have a rear air suspension in them (air shocks). The compressor is there to adjust the rear height of the vehicle depending to weight in the van.
you will hear it run
30 to 35 pounds
front shocks 0-6 psi..........rear shocks Standard model 0-57 psi.....Interstate and Aspencade 28-57 psi .......There you go.
simply just replace rear shocks with air shocks or put spring lifters on the springs