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Vladgmru, Automotive Electrician
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2003 cadillac escalade service ride control message came on.

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2003 cadillac escalade service ride control message came on. i loaded the truck with some tile and then the light "service ride control" light came on... when i took a look at the rear shocks one of them was melted. i replaced it and the light still comes on.. is there something i need to do or a fuse i need to replace for the ride control to start working again?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Vladgmru replied 8 years ago.
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My name is Vladimir.
Your air suspension system is controlled by the suspension control module.
The system contains: air shock absorbers, height position sensors, compressor assy, control module, wiring,etc.
The air compressor assy is an electric type compressor with a receiver, vent solenoid, pressure sensor, etc.
This system should be diagnosed with a scan tool. The control module is able to store trouble codes for diagnostic purposes.
There are many possibilities that can cause system failure, from a faulty sensor or a chafed wire to the compressor assy. The most common problem on these vehicles is the compressor itself. It is located in an exposed to water and mud place, so its vent solenoid or a pressure sensor usually goes bad. It is not a cheap part, so you should not replace it without having the system tested first.
Without proper diagnostics, we could only guess .
Expert:  Vladgmru replied 8 years ago.
Have you found something ?