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#78 of 102 2003 Chevy Suburban 1500 AutoRide System
Jul 07, 2010 (10:47 am)
I have a 2003 Chevy Suburban LT with AutoRide that seems to have developed a chronic issue since the 80-90K mile mark with the AutoRide System. I got a "Service Ride Control" message (roughly 81K mile) and had the Level Ride Compressor Assembly replaced per the GM Service folks $640. Within 6-8 months, the same message came on and the GM Service folks said the compressor failed (solenoid specifically) and replaced it per warranty. Now at 112K miles, the message has returned. Initially the Tech said the Solenoid failed again (jokingly asked if I was selling them on Black Market) and said they would replace under warranty. Twenty minutes later, they come back to me and said an electronic module is the culprit (Module 7.450, item #15189546) and that it would be another $700+ to replace. Ironically, the Level Ride Control Module is on backorder because all the shops seem to be replacing this item now...similar to the front steering rod demise back in 2003-2004 timeframe that took almost 12 months to get in with a worldwide shortage due to poor engineering design.
Does anyone have any advice because when I got the Tech, not the Service Manager (we will call him the $ Guy), alone in the parking lot to discuss what he had done, he seemed to want to call "BS" on what the $ Guy is having him do. The Tech indicated that he installed a new Level Ride Compressor Assembly but left the system 'un-hooked' so the module did not blow the Solenoid again. He said that after he installed the new Assembly, the module kept the compressor open (versus closing during inflation) and therefore the "system" kept running and burnt out the solenoid. When I asked the Tech if he replaced the wrong item the first time (Compressor Assembly versus Module) and he said he didn't know.
Why, all of a sudden, is there a Regional/National shortage on the Module? Has GM been directing their Techs to troubleshoot/replace the wrong item? Any input or advice would be appreciated...
#79 of 102 2003 Suburban Ride Height
Aug 19, 2010 (12:35 pm)
Did you get an answer to your question?
I just replaced both rear shocks ($900+) trying to get the 2" difference between left and right corrected. Only gained an inch...still sitting whoppsided. Next trip will be to dealer for another skinning if I can't figure it out myself
Any advice appreciated from anyone
#80 of 102 Re: Process for abandoning Autoride? [bert77]
Nov 01, 2010 (10:06 pm)
Look into suncoreindustries.com
#81 of 102 Re: 2003 Suburban Ride Height [whangii5]
Nov 02, 2010 (4:11 am)
If without any autoride assist (turn the system off), you have a difference in ride height (difference measured between frame and suspension) then you have a spring problem. You need to start with a matched pair of springs.
Each side has a ride height sensor, to measure the distance between the frame and suspension, to then make the adjustment. Have you tried adjusting that linkage?
Jan 23, 2011 (4:25 pm)
I just found out that I have this system in my 2001 Suburban 8.1L 4x4. I have found the Monroe 40036 shock on Amazon for 198.00. As I order these, what else should I look for? Do I need to replace any of the other components?
The reason I ask is that I have NEVER heard this system turn on, do not have any error codes and was told that my shock was blown in the rt rear. I would assume that I would hear and even possibly feel this system if it was working properly - right?
#83 of 102 Re: 2004 Suburban 2500 LT with Autoride [srranch1]
Mar 01, 2011 (8:46 am)
Hey srranch1, Do you still have all of your original shocks for your 2500 suburban? If so please contact me!!!!! Thanks, Robby
#84 of 102 Re: fool your autoride computer [repurblock]
May 10, 2011 (1:08 pm)
2001 Chevy Suburban with autoride, replaced front shocks with Monrore Reflex, works great, service light for autoride on all the time, told to use resistors, wire them in line, which wires do you connect? Purchased 20 ohm resistors from radio shack. Help. Need that light off.
#85 of 102 Re: 2004 Suburban 2500 LT with Autoride [srranch1]
May 21, 2011 (9:46 am)
Hi - been a while I know, but how did your Monroe Gas Magnums hold up on your trip?
were you towing, out of curiosity?
#87 of 102 auto ride
Jun 18, 2011 (5:39 pm)
How can I tell if my auto ride is working,my rear shocks have no air in them at all and I can't here my air pump working.Should I get a service air ride on my dash. ???