The 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Front Electronic Suspension Conversion Kit With Resistor (CADF2) is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use passive shocks and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one original equipment air spring.
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Convert Your Electronic Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Electronic Suspension Problems Forever...Strutmasters 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Front Electronic Strut To Passive Strut Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your electronic suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your electronic suspension to use standard struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one electronic strut.
Conversion Kit Features
- Saves Money
- All New Components
- Improved Ride Quality
- More Reliable Than Electronic Suspensions
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
- Premium Springs
Electronic Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Pre-Assembled Complete Front Strut Assemblies Including Springs And Mounts
- All Necessary Hardware
- Electronic bypass to remove the service ride control message
- Detailed Instructions Including Disabling The Suspension Warning Light
This Conversion Kit Fits1994 Cadillac Deville, 1995 Cadillac Deville, 1996 Cadillac Deville, 1997 Cadillac Deville, 1998 Cadillac Deville
- Fits 4.6L Northstar Models Only.
- If the suspension warning light is currently on, call 866-597-2397 for more information prior to installation.
The 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville is built with the following suspension components: 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Electronic Struts (x2)- a type of shock absorber; has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle. The Cadillac Devilles struts, while having coil-springs, use an electronic signal to stiffen or soften the dampening of the strut. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Shock Absorbers (x2)- a metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle shock absorbers. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Coil Springs (x2)- Coil springs hold the vehicle up but be careful, they are rated for and designed to work with the rest of the suspension system, so when you change air shocks to passive shocks, then you will need a different rated coil spring that works well with the new type of shocks. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor (air suspension) to the air struts which carry pressurized air to the air bags components in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Solenoids (x4)- usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Compressor- creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Dryer Assembly- used to keep moisture out of air lines and air springs in order to prevent freezing and internal cracking of these parts. Once air suspension starts leaking, moisture will build-up throughout the air system. Moisture damages the air suspension from the inside. The dryer will need to be replaced in order to eliminate the moisture and prevent any further damage. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicles correct ride height. 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
Suspension Failure Signs
If the 1994-1998 Cadillac Deville is unable to maintain the proper ride height then the air suspension system may be going bad. The following signs are common indicators of a failed or leaking air suspension. Look for these signs in the Deville before it's too late and total failure sets in. The most noticeable sign is a sudden uneven ride height between different sides of the Deville. One end may sag while the other remains inflated. The Deville may have a ‚Äúsquatting down‚Äù appearance. There might be a shifting lean from side to side. Any of these imbalances should be fixed immediately. If left running, they will eventually wear out the air compressor. An illuminated suspension warning light on the instrument cluster indicates advanced suspension failure. At this late stage, an expensive repair will be unavoidable.
OEM Replacement Cost
+ Struts ($215/strut) + Coil Spring ($179/coil spring) + Shock Absorber ($265/shock absorber) + Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($235) = TOTAL: Over $1,550 (and that doesnt even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit saves Cadillac Deville owners time, frustration, and money when the original air suspension system goes bad. The kit, manufactured in America, comes complete with two pre-assembled front struts, including mounts and cold-wound steel springs. Customers appreciate that the kit is installed in as little as one hour per wheel, thanks to the accompanying detailed instructions and online installation videos. If further help is needed, customers can receive technical support from Strutmasters' ASE certified experts. The quality parts are guaranteed by Strutmasters' 1-year warranty. Lastly, the price of the kit is a fraction of the cost of dealership direct replacement and individual part replacement.
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