Question about 1996 Lincoln Town Car

2 Answers

Check air suspension light

When I am driving my check air suspension light comes on and the back right side lowers really low. How much does this cause to fix? I think it may be a leak, because it'll hold the suspension for a short period of time. And when I turn the car off and on again it re-inflates and will be okay for about 15 miles until it does it again. Happens most often when I am going over 50 mph. Please help! Thanks Candy

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • southsidered Nov 25, 2008

    light comes on and the back of the car stays down. and the fuses kepp blowing out.

  • myTC Jan 20, 2009

    the check air suspension light comes on and off. I cannot notice any difference in the vertical movement of the car. A bell goes off like I forgot to buckle up. Who do I call? thanks for the help.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I had the same problem. So I just ordered new complete rear airbag kit for $399.00. Strutmasters.com. I have a 1990 Lincoln. When I called the dealer to check on the labor, for the bags, I neglected to mention the whole kit. I was quoted $180.00 for the bags for approx. 2 hrs labor. My compressor seemed to be working ok so I am only having the bags replaced as I am typing this email. It will be 4hrs for the complete job. If I have to come back I will get the rest put on, but for now I am just trying to stay off of the ground.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If it is just the bags leaking, replace them. www.strutmasters.com has a great deal on the complete rear system. The dealer charges $180.00 to put the bags on, just the bags, so hopefully that is all you will need.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 56 Answers

The rear airbags can only vent when the eletronic solonoid tell them to or you have a leak in your bag.

But ifs randomly doing it you may have a short somewhere or its just simply time to Replace your bags!


Posted on Jan 23, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2011 jaguar xj, car is leaning on driver's side after driving on an uneven ride


has this car got air suspension ? if so check the ride height senors the clip on the lower suspension arm securing the sensor link rod sometimes comes adrift or the sensor may be faulty

Oct 05, 2014 | 2011 Jaguar XJ

2 Answers

Air suspension fault light came on in my 2004 jag xj8. a day later vehicle to low light came on. watched the suspension and it continued to work with this warning lights on. a week later the right shock...


if your in doubt about the functionality of the suspension system a quick way to check and see if the static pressure system is working properly is totake a floor jack and raise up the opposing side that you have questions..The system stores 228ps in the retantion tank located under the spare tire.As you force the air to one side the recycle valve will release the air to lower the cars' body.You wil hear it come out,then lower the jack,then the air from the tank will refill the lost air....Turn on the car to initiate the air pump to refill the rear tank,you should feel the car raise up in the front evenly.Last but not least my suggestion is if you think another shock is leaking you can 1st check the caping on the shocks...at times they will leak slowly on the caping...it will start as a weeping leak and you cant hear it....you can get some soapy water and lightly spray it around the enter deck mounts location under the hood where the air lines feed into the shocks...if you see air bubbles,then you can easily pack a towel in the leakage until you find a used shock or rebuilt one off ebay....But you fault light wont display a mil.The fault light only comes on when pressure is lost from the shock,or a static line has failed...causing one shock to lower to be lower..The CAN will trigure a fault code as the sensor detects body uneveness..Usually when this happens you will see a fault code,but I doubt this is your issue.

Jun 21, 2011 | 2004 Jaguar XJR-Series

1 Answer

99 lincoln naviagator that bounces bad and sits low in rear<


your truck comes with suspension airbag for a smooth right..all lincoln naviagator come with it..if your take it the shop and they forget to disable that before they lift it up..most likely they blown the airbag for your suspension...those air suspension are rear spring for your truck

Apr 21, 2010 | 2001 Lincoln Navigator

1 Answer

The check suspension light came on. I have noticed that the vehicle is sitting uneven after the airbags deflate once the vehicle is turned off. Lately the vehicle also seems to not have an airbag inflating...


Definitely sounds like there is a leak in your air suspension somewhere. I'd have a local shop check it out. There is a switch for the air suspension either underneath the glovebox right hand side of firewall. or in the back of the vehicle behind the left panel. it is labeled suspension

Dec 15, 2009 | 2003 Lincoln Navigator

1 Answer

Check engine light , check suspension


My towncar is doing the same. It actually started about 6 months ago with the fuel light, which turned out to be no problem, just some air in the line. My air bags did go out last week, so it looks like I have a low rider right now:) I'm in the process of converting from air bags to springs. I had the back airbags replaced but then the dang compressor went out and I don't have the money to replace that. The check air suspension light will stay on right before you have to replace the airbags. Turn your car off then on and if it takes a little while for the light to come back on you have a few weeks to go before it goes out completely. Oh and it is a real easy fix. Its gonna cost about 200 bucks for each airbag, but if you convert it to spring it will cost about 150 in parts.

Oct 12, 2009 | 1995 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

2002 linncoln towncar where is the air supension compressor relay switch,please.


Air suspension needs compressed air for the control of Air Springs (Air Spring is a cylinder like thing which goes up and down when air is pumped in and out of it). For pumping in and out the air, air compressor needs to be switched ON/OFF. Compressor relay connects and disconnects the compressor motor from the power supply ( battery). ----------------- air ride suspension compressor located under the air filter box . ---------------- the Air compressor clutch relay location
is fitted to the left hand inner wing (when viewed from the the driving seat).
-------------------
the compresser is located on the left hand side of the car under the hood.
once you open the hood remove the air cleaner housing and windshield washer resivor.
there is a panel that you lift up under both of thoese that is where the compresser is located
-------------
  1. The air suspension uses a small, separate air compressor under the driver's side left fenderwell, with air lines running to the air bags. On the top of each air bag is a electrical valve. This is a relief valve that allows air to be exhausted when activated, and which senses the amount of air pressure within the air bag to keep both sides equal. These valves are operated via a leveling sensor that is attached to the body of the car and to the rear axle by a movable arm. When the rear of the car drops due to increased load, the arm is pushed up. When the arm is pushed up, it turns on the air compressor and fills the air bags to level the car. When the load is removed and the arm moves down, indicating that the back of the car has risen, the sensor opens the valve on the air bags and allows air to escape, lowering the car.
  2. If the back of the car is low, indicating that the air suspension is not working, and the air suspension light is on, check the fuse first. If the fuse is all right, check the air suspension switch in the trunk and make sure it is on. This switch is used when the car is in for service. Always turn off the switch before lifting the car, because the sensor will think the car is rising and keep the air bag valves open, ruining the rear air suspension.
  3. Turn the ignition key with the engine off. Listen for the compressor to come on while pushing down on the rear bumper. If it does not come on, test the switch terminals for power, using a circuit tester. If one terminal has power and the other does not, replace the switch. If there is power, turn the switch to the off position, raise the vehicle and place it on jack stands in the rear. Inspect the leveling switch on the axle, making sure it is not bent and is connected. Use an ohmmeter for this test. Pull the electrical connector off the switch. Loosen the arm of the switch from the axle. Test the switch with the ohmmeter by checking across both terminals while slowly moving the arm. There should be no continuity with the arm down. As the arm is raised, there should be continuity. If not, replace the switch. If there was continuity, connect the arm and the electrical connector.
  4. Put a floor jack under the axle and raise the axle to the point where it is just beginning to lift the car off the jack stand. Turn on the ignition. Turn the air suspension switch to the "on" position. Use the circuit tester to check for power at the leveling switch. If there is power, turn the air suspension switch to "off" and lower the car. Access the air compressor in the front, under the hood, and check the electrical connector for power. If there is power, check for a good ground. If both are good, replace the compressor. If the compressor works and the car does not rise in the back, replace the air bags.


Sep 11, 2009 | 2002 Lincoln Town Car

2 Answers

Air suspension


Air leveler unit likely. Best to have a shop check that out

Sep 03, 2009 | 2008 Ford Expedition El

1 Answer

Rear air suspension holding air not venting, staying up to high


The air suspension uses the same vent solenoid to vent front so that will be ok. The problem will either be the rear height sensor which mounts on/near left side of rear axle. Or the air suspension module itself.
I would suspect it is the rear height sensor,the link may have come unhooked or it may be sticking or just bad.

Apr 10, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

EXPEDITION REAR AIR RIDE PROBLEM


do you have just rear air suspension? here's rear only. 4 wheel different. Deler an run a diagnostic test with WDS machine and get fault codes.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The air suspension system is designed to improve ride, handling and general vehicle performance for static, on-road and off-road driving conditions:
  • Ride is improved by using an air type spring (the soft ride is inherent).
  • Handling is improved by maintaining constant vehicle attitude.
The system consists of unique rear air springs, the air compressor, air lines, air spring solenoids, height sensor, air suspension control module, attachments and associated signals derived from both driver and road inputs. With these components and signals, the air suspension control module commands changes in vehicle height that are necessary for the load leveling features.
The load leveling feature rear air suspension (RAS) systems shall automatically make adjustments in vehicle height so that the vehicle is always at trim height and constant front-to-rear vehicle attitudes are maintained over the expected load range of the vehicle. Adjustments in height that are necessary to correct height differences between the vehicle's left and right sides for the RAS system shall be restricted to what can be reliably achieved with one air suspension height sensor.
The system uses one air suspension height sensor, a steering sensor, generic electronic module (GEM) and other vehicle sensors to measure driver and road inputs. The system changes vehicle height using an air compressor, two air lines and the use of air springs with air spring solenoids.
The air suspension system holds vehicle height when the rear hatch or any door is opened. The system stores rear vehicle height the moment any open door is detected. The system then maintains this height regardless of the addition or removal of a load. The system will return to its commanded height when all doors are closed or the vehicle speed exceeds 16 km/h (10 mph).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air Suspension Height Sensor
One air suspension height sensor is mounted on the vehicle. The air suspension height sensor sends a voltage signal to the air suspension control module. The output ranges from approximately 4.75 volts at minimum height (when the vehicle is low or in full jounce), to 0.25 volts at maximum height (when the vehicle is high or in full rebound). The air suspension height sensor has a useable range of 80 mm (3.2 in) compared to total suspension travel of 200-250 mm (8 to 10 in) at the wheel. Therefore, the air suspension height sensor is mounted to the suspension at a point where full rear suspension travel at the wheel is relative to 80 mm (3.2 in) of travel at the air suspension height sensor. The air suspension height sensor is attached between the No. 5 frame crossmember (upper socket) and the panhard rod (lower socket).
When the air suspension height sensor indicates that the rear of the vehicle is lower than trim under normal driving conditions, the air compressor will turn on and pump compressed air to the air springs. When the sensor indicates that the rear of the vehicle is raised above trim under normal driving conditions, this will cause the air to be vented from the air springs to lower the vehicle back to its trim height level
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Uneven vehicle height
  • Circuitry.
  • Rear pneumatic fault.
  • Air compressor assembly.
  • Air suspension control module.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test I .

Feb 21, 2009 | 2001 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

Check Air Suspension Light on 92 Lincoln Town Car


There will be a switch in your trunk usually on the right side. It will be clearly marked saying air suspension. Make sure its flipped on. If it is then check the fuse.

Jan 19, 2009 | 1992 Lincoln Town Car

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Lincoln Town Car Logo

693 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lincoln Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Are you a Lincoln Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...