stefank Posted April 19, 2008 Report Share Posted April 19, 2008 Friends, I have sold my 1996 SLS two days ago to a very nice elderly gent who lives about 200 mls away from me. He came and picked up the car and was very happy with it. While I explained him the features of the car, I mentioned the air compressor which runs for about 20 seconds every ignition cycle, so that he isn't concerned about the compressor noise. When he arived home, he called me and said he hears that compressor noise all the time, whenever the car is not moving. He explains it does go off when he releases the brakes or shifts from D to N or P. What can that be? According to the shop manual there is no relation between the level control and either brake or gearshift. Since the level control is incorporated into the suspension module, which may have interaction with gear shift lever position or brake actuation, there may be a connection though. What do you think? Could that be an air-leaking shock or pressure hose? But if so why does it stop in neutral or park or with brakes released?? Or may it be something completeley different, and there is a noise but it isn't the compressor? But what could that possibly be? Since the car is 200 mls away, I cannot pull the codes and I doubt that he can do it, he seems to be not technically inclined. I offered him to bring back the car and I take it back refunding the purchase price, but else he's very happy (of course) and wants to keep it. I don't want him to take the car to a Cadillac dealer, heaven knows what they tell him. Their sole interest is making money, and I fear they will tell him horror stories. He stated he'd like to de-activate the whole system, b/c he wouldn't carry any loads anyway, but I said it's better to keep it in working order. I must say he is a nice guy and I want to get that straight, even if it costs me some time and/or money. If all else fails, I will drive up to his place and check out the situation. Opinions please! Thanks in advance, Stefan (looking for '98+ SLS right now) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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