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Hi Rich here,

I have a left hand drive 77 Rolls Silver Shadow ii. This car has low mileage (currently under 36k, I’m the third owner. But someone was a hacker along the way and disabled the rear height control.
They removed the drivers side height control mechanism and it’s no longer there. I suspect it needed a rebuild, but they opted to
Remove it instead. I would like to restore this to working and operational condition so if anyone stateside happens to have one for sale, I would like a complete unit.
I spent 4 days rebuilding frozen calipers on this car. Each and every piston was stuck in its bore and every metal line to the calipers were rotted. It now stops great and I moving onto other stuff that’s wrong with this car. She runs good and now drives great, I just have to fix what others broke on this car.
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Here she is in as found condition.
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It's a good idea to start at the reservoir and get to the bottom where the devil can be. Under the horizontal plate are 2 very fine metal mesh filters that is the last stop in preventing debris from being pumped thru your system. I would clean and check for a tear in the screens. Use a 1" socket to remove and gently tighten.
FYI.. When the height control is disabled, removed or otherwise, it does not affect the standing height of the car. That is what the springs due on any car with coil springs.
If your car leans or sags in the rear is is most often weak springs and sometimes a broken spring will happen, causing the car to lean on one side.
The height system is used to level the car when passengers or weight in the boot causes it to lower, thus placing added stress on the output shaft trunnions which prefer to stay level.
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