Seeking help

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    Saga Lout

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    My 2000 Legacy Estate was made with pneumatic suspension. When I bought it, the front end had been changed to mechanical shocks and now five years down the line, the rear has given up the ghost, probaby because of a leak of air somewhere.

    I can't put it in the fish tank and watch for the bubbles so I'm asking for any suggestions as to how I fix this. If I could get conventional shock absorbers off a breaker as a last resort but I'd rather repair the leak.

    Suggestions, please folks.
     
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    You might put it on a lift, use a soapy water mix and spray it on the system watching for obvious bubbling much like you would when trying to find a leak in a tire.
     
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    Thanks but that didn't show anything a week ago when a garage tried it.

    On Thursday, having had this problem for weeks, I noticed the body was way higher above the rear wheels than it had been and I didn't have to crawl over level street crossings or speed ramps. Today it's back to the previous setup. On Tuesday, I collect shocks and when I find someone to fix them, I'll say farewell to pneumatic suspension.

    Before I do that, I would like to know how I could operate the system with only one switch which is named "Height" and whoich calls up a light on the dashboard. Someone told me it can vary the system to corner faster, not that I want to.
     
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    Any clues in the owners manual, X number of pushes on button = X psi CHANGE?
     
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    There's hardly anything on the subject of suspension in the manual I bought on eBay because the car didn't have one when I bought it. I've read so much on the subject on the Net but just found it more confusing.

    Thanks for your help oldowner - maybe I should be 73yearowner. :D
     
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