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The rear of my wagon is saggy all the time. I've read that even if the SLS was completely screwed, the rear should be held up by the springs. If that's true, I should probably order some new springs before I even start looking at the SLS components (which I'm predicting will also need help after this initial troubleshooting step of replacing the springs)?

Does this sound like a plan or does someone have a better suggestion?

I've been living with the saggy rear the whole time I've owned the car, but I'm planning on loading this baby to the gills for my move from MA to CA this summer.

thanks for any help..
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It will sag with SLS off. Do you have fluid? Does adjusting the SLS valve do anything?
 

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I'm pretty sure I don't have fluid, but before I dumped a gallon in there and had it probably drool out, I wanted to verify that the springs were definitely a problem if I have a saggy backend at all times. Sounds like maybe that's not true so I'll check/fill the fluid before I go any further. I was afraid to get under the car and manipulate the valve since it will probably crush me?

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Where is your sense of adventure? Just dont push up on it..... BTW if all of the SLS fluid is gone you might want to visually inspect everything first, that stuff isn't cheap.
 

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Sagging and broken springs can cause the rear to sag, but if the springs are good it will only sag when the car is loaded and just alittle when empty. But if the fluid is missing you'll probably want to find that leak first.. Probably shouldn't mention it but i allways use regular hydraulic oil t46 in my sls systems.
 
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