Air Shock Leak - Chevelle Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions & more.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 03, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Posts: 26

Just got my 1966 SS and it has air shocks which I believe are Monroe. Tried to fill the shocks and they work but after a few minutes the air leaked out. Checked for the problem and found that one of the air lines is leaking at the fill valve cap. Anybody know how the hoses fit into the fill valve? Any advice how to stop the leak?
md-rebel is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 03, 2:37 PM
Tech Team
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Weare, NH
Posts: 158

Mine had leaks as well when I bought the car. The best thing to do is replace them. They are not that expensive, plus you'll save yourself the aggravation of filling them up all time.

<b>Bob C.</b><br />70 Malibu<br /><i>N.E. Chevelle & El Camino Assoc. #085</i><br /><a href="" target="_blank">Bob's 70 Chevelle Malibu</a>
Bob70 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 03, 12:10 AM
Tech Team
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Home
Posts: 36

Do yourself and your shock mounts a favor and get rid of the air shocks. With the technology of shocks today you can get a better pair. It won't sit quite as high but that fads over anyway. It will feel better on your back also.

RamJam is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 03, 2:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 18

I work at a real parts store and we warranty Monroe products for life...Most Monroe products including air shocks have a lifetime warranty...Go to your local parts house...Preferably one that your familiar with and have them warranty them out...Be persistent they will receive credit for the defect product in exchange for new product...Plus they will gain a customer like your self...I too did away with my air shocks lately and went with Monroe Sensa-tracs...There was no real hight difference but the launch and braking have improved dramatic...
QuickE71Velle is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 03, 5:54 AM
Tech Team
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Pella, Iowa USA
Posts: 122

I had leaking air shock lines too. I just went to my local auto parts store and bought a replacement airline kit for $12. That took care of the problem. I'm eventually going to replace the air shocks with air bags, but its one of those things I havenít got around to yet.
70Elky396 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This Thread is more than 5053 days old. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
If you still feel it is necessary to make a new reply, you can still do so though.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome