I have a 2007 Suburban 1500
4WD with the autoride leveling system. I bought it at 72000 mi. Just after towing the first few hundred miles, the compressor for autoride blew. Replacement was $800. A year later, at 92,000 and another 12,000 miles of towing, the compressor has blown again. I haven't replaced it yet. Still thinking.
I have a feeling that the compressor is being overworked when towing by perhaps constantly adjusting ride height. Anyone with this problem?
There are various paths to go forward.
1. Dealer replacement of standard part $800.
2. Buy a 3rd party compressor for $250 and get someone to install it.
3. Change the suspension system to PASSIVE. This involves four new shocks, two new coil springs and a module to override the ODB codes. Around $600- $800 for parts, and unknown installation costs.
If towing is causing the problem, 1 & 2 are of little value. With #3 there is a nice option of heavier rear springs for very little additional cost.
From what I gather, these autoride systems are known to be troublesome and spendy to fix. If anyone has experiences with this autoride problem did you find a fix?