Originally posted by There&Back:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mr.Frugality:
Hi sound's like an air bag solenoid problem. If one is bad, it send's wrong info. to computer, making it look like both are bad. The solenoid located at top of air bag CAN be changed with rear of limo being lifted/held by jackstand's. Just raise the rear enough for you to get your head/body underneath, use jackstand to support weight of car, try not to raise more than you have too, reason: you want to reach the top of airbag from below with your arm. Go underneath car near axle, look up and find small air line that goes to solenoid at top of air bag. Take a small (like hobby tool small) flathead screwdriver, "pop" the small clip off of solenoid in an upward motion, don't worry about destroying old clip since new solenoid has a new one included. Now CAREFULLY (when the solenoid pops out, it will release the pressure and air in bag, be careful) twist the solenoid till it won't turn anymore, PULL SOLENOID OUT CAREFULLY, now with solenoid out, disconnect air line by pressing down on o'ring washer and pull on line at same time. Install line on new solenoid by pressing into o'ring washer until you feel a click, you will know that it's locked by pulling on line, if it comes out, repeat. I would replace both since the part new is around $30.
If you don't want to mess with this, just bypass the system. Here's an easier way than I explained in last post: Raise rear (both left and right side)of car so rear wheel's are just touching the ground. Use jackstand's to support weight of car. What your doing here is taking pressure off of the airbag's. Now jump the compressor so it turned on. With compressor on, look at rear bag's. Are they filling up at all? If yes, while bag's are filling, slowly lower each side of car. Turn swith in trunk to "OFF" and turn compressor off when desired height is reached. If bag's did not attempt to fill up, one or more solenoid's is locked in the closed position and is not letting air in.