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Old 04-03-2010, 03:37 PM
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Self Leveling Suspension Fluid

Hey guys,

So Spring is here, and I did the usual walk around the car inspecting for any issues/ noises, and decided to check on my SLS fluid, as I had added some this summer due to it being low.

Now, I took out the dipstick, and not only was the fluid level high, but it was a darker color than the added fluid.

I suppose it's due to the fluid being what, 23 years old? So, my question is, how does one change this fluid themselves, or would it not be worth the hassle to just have a mech do it?



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Old 04-03-2010, 07:49 PM
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Typically when one of the accumulators fail you will get residue from the rubber diaphram. It is a closed system and when the accumulator fails it fills and then the shortage of fluid shows.
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:33 PM
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I figured as much; really didn't look forward to doing any rear suspension work at this point in time...

So obviously I should just replace em both; what about the pump? As it's over 20 yrs old I shouldn't expect the same performance, so should I replace that at the same time?

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Old 04-04-2010, 07:03 PM
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Pump should be fine change the filter in the reservoir, you can flush the system, but do it after the accumulators have been or are replaced.

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