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Are there air shocks on my car? It seems to be low in the front at a parking lot I went over a piler that stops your wheels and damaged my bumper.I have been getting the warning sign but just every now and then to service the stability is that the shocks or what? Please help...............

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You don't have the year of your car in your description

You have air shocks in the REAR, that will level the car based on how much load is in the rear

Those air shocks will NOT level or raise the front of the car. What you are experiencing is weak springs, struts DO NOT hold your car up, SPRINGS do.

My 96 Deville bottomed out constantly until I replaced the springs and struts.

What year car do you have? Also check for codes and post them here, it will help us know why that message is coming up

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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You don't have the year of your car in your description

You have air shocks in the REAR, that will level the car based on how much load is in the rear

Those air shocks will NOT level or raise the front of the car. What you are experiencing is weak springs, struts DO NOT hold your car up, SPRINGS do.

My 96 Deville bottomed out constantly until I replaced the springs and struts.

What year car do you have? Also check for codes and post them here, it will help us know why that message is coming up

It's a 2002 Deville DTS

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Check for codes, the message you are getting indicates that a code has been set

Read my signiture at the bottom of this post, there should be links on how to read codes, post them here

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Completely blown shocks/struts can lower the car a little. Note when you have a shock or strut off the car and you try to compress it, it will take almost full body weight to compress that shock. Thats 100-200lbs or pressure the shock pushes back. Imagine a car with springs and no shocks, putting those shocks on are going to push the car up with 100-200lbs of force, not enough to raise it much, but similarly if you were to sit in the car it lowers it slightly.

I had a cutlass that bottomed out real bad until I got new shocks. It raised it up some and didnt allow it to bottom out as easy.

Post a picture of your car and we can probably tell if its sitting low from as many cars weve seen. Or compare yours to pictures on the internet, google images etc. Also check to see if you have the right size tires on front, ive seen incorrect sizes put on.

* 1966 Deville Convertible

* 2007 Escalade ESV Black on Black

* 1996 Fleetwood Brougham Black on Black V4P -Gone
* 1983 Coupe Deville Street/Show Lowrider -Gone

* 1970 Calais 4dr Hardtop GONE
* 2000 Deville DTS - Silver with Black Leather and SE grille GONE
* 1999 Seville STS - Pearl Red GONE

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While I heard what you are saying, struts are used for dampening, not ride height purposes. Springs are responsible for keeping the car at proper ride height

See this

Either before or after your test drive, measure and compare ride height at all four corners. More than half an inch difference side to side indicates weak springs

http://www.aa1car.com/library/ride1.htm

What makes me think springs (and probably struts) is because he says its sitting low

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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You don't have the year of your car in your description

You have air shocks in the REAR, that will level the car based on how much load is in the rear

Those air shocks will NOT level or raise the front of the car. What you are experiencing is weak springs, struts DO NOT hold your car up, SPRINGS do.

My 96 Deville bottomed out constantly until I replaced the springs and struts.

What year car do you have? Also check for codes and post them here, it will help us know why that message is coming up

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