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72 Eldorado Suspension Replacing ALC Shocks Need Advice


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cmatteliano
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Sep 3, 2010, 6:11 AM

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72 Eldorado Suspension Replacing ALC Shocks Need Advice Sign In

My next project for my 72 Eldorado is to replace the front and rear shocks. The rear shocks are Automatic Level Control air shocks with compressor in front fender. Still has OEM original shocks, boots are dry rotting. Bought new shocks online. Original shocks have air intake and outlet different on Left vs Right. Air goes into top of Right shock, out of Bottom of right shock and into top of left shock. New shocks are same left, right but come with a manifold block to split the air. This seems simple however not sure how to check proper air level and adjustment control switch actuation for ALC and how do I know if compressor is working properly? Any advice on this? Also, if using jack stands to support car, do I need to put differential on a jack to support it when I take the shocks out? Any advice what to watch out for before I go put myself on the ground underneath all that?

Chuck
Buffalo, NYUnimpressed


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 4, 2010, 1:52 AM

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Re: 72 Eldorado Suspension Replacing ALC Shocks Need Advice Sign In

Chuck:

Not quite sure what you are up against. If need be cut the hose and even rubber hose meant for windshied washers should do.

40 psi max and leave it there if you go "manual" for the air. NBD - really!

T



chickenhouse
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Sep 4, 2010, 6:03 PM

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Re: 72 Eldorado Suspension Replacing ALC Shocks Need Advice Sign In

If she's sitting there not doin anything, get a couple of boat anchor dodge engines and put them in the trunk. Does the compressor come on? Try with the key on- yes/ no? Should tell you if the ALC system is up & running.






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