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92 lincoln towncar air bag light flashing

The air bag light is flashing and I do not hear the compressor going on. How do you troubleshoot this system and How involved is the removal and replacement of the compressor if need be. The air bags were replaced a year ago so I am not anticipating a problem there.

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  • smanning16 Oct 19, 2008

    In checking it out more, the air compressor goes on and inflates the suspension system but the air bag light is flashing, The system does not seem to be leaking down.


  • Paul Lynch May 11, 2010

    Are you seeing "CHECK AIRSUSPENION" light or one that is saying Airbags?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Air bag light on lincoln 2007



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Air suspension is controlled by the compressor in your engine compartment.  The compressor runs when the suspension is not level.  Either because you have loaded the car with exceptional weight and the system is now adjusting the ride, or you have a leak in the system, or you have a bad sensor.
If you have a leak, the most likely culprit are the air suspension bags, the air suspension solenoids or possibly the lines to them.
Try these sites:

I don't work for either of them.  I own a 96 TC and have replaced my air suspension with coil springs form Strutmasters.  Work GREAT and I have no more air suspension problems.  Rides just as good too.  You can't tell the difference.

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