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Air Suspension problem with 2003 Lincoln Navigator

Yesterday My truck was fine. The next morning, it was very low and my ride was extremely bouncy! My suspension switch is turned on and my air suspension compressor does not come on. Two of my mini fuses are fine, but the maxi fuses I could not remove to check out. Are there any other ways I can repair it before the dealership takes advantage and rapes my bank account?

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  • Phil Nov 23, 2008

    But my compressor is not coming on. What is the cause for that?

  • gjwa Dec 12, 2008

    Same problem with 2004 Navigator. Dealer diagnosed problem as leaking caps/seals with $900 repair cost for front only. The problem is widespread as the parts are on a national back-order.

  • danethhernan Dec 22, 2008

    My Lincoln Navigator 2003 is now bouncy I can feel the whole road and I also feel it has dropped somewhat substancially. Know Is this fixable and approximately how much will this cost me.

  • DOUGLASS MILES Dec 28, 2008

    MY PROBLEM IS THE SAME, BUT I HAVE REPLACED EVERYTHING: PUMP, BAGS, SELENOIDS, O RINGS AND ONE TOP PLATE. IT STAYS UP IN WARM WEATHER BUT WHEN IT GETS COLD, IT GOES DOWN AGAIN. ANY SOLUTIONS

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I own a2005 lincoln navigator and have the same promblem,whenever the temp is 30 or below the front suspension does the go up.. I have to wait about an hour after the car has warmed up and i turn it off and wait 2 minutes and turn it back on before the front end goes up. the compresor makes alot of noise . I had the same problem last year and the dealer changed just about the whole front suspension including sensors. what is the problem?? does anyone have an answer for me??? Please help....

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I have a 2005 lincoln navigator and whenver the temp is 30 or below my front end does not come up.l have to warm up the car for about an hour ,turn it off and wait 2 minutes before turning it on and it comes up. the compressor makes alot of noise. I had the same problem last year and the dealer changed just about the whole front end including sensors when car was under warranty. does anyone have any idea what could be wrong ?? please help...

  • darla96 Feb 21, 2009

    WE HAVE A 2003 NAVIGATOR AND LIVE IN MICHIGAN AND IT STARTED OUT GREAT BUT THIS YEAR IS COLDER THEN LAST YEAR AND THE AIR SUSPENSION IS GOING CAZY. ITS FINE IF THE WEATHER IS 35 DEGRESS BUT BELOW THAT IT IS BAD .ANY WAY SOMEONE CAN HELP? AND NO WE WILL NOT MOVE NOT WITH THIS ECONOMY.

  • Deejay30 Feb 27, 2009

    what is the cost to fix this air suspension problem? im also bouncing around and riding low to the ground

  • awalker553 Mar 04, 2009

    It's funny it started reading this. Today, My 2003 navigator did something very strange. My passenger side front has pumped higher than I've ever seen it. My truck is all uneven! From what i can hear, the pumps are working fine. it's almost seems as if it's pumping to much to that side of the truck. In addition, I turned the truck off and it never lowered? (no release on the pumps). I plan to disconnect the battery in hopes that it will reset the pumps and begin to release and react accordingly. I will advise soonest. if you have any suggestions pls advise.

    PS: My notification lights never came on and are still off.

  • Fishnator May 11, 2010

    Your solution only works if the suspension never works. All our suspension work in warm weather or after the car has warmed up for an hour. Once the suspension pumps up it stays up all day. I wish it was just a leak.

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I have 2003 lin nav and the fron pass. is down i have a new compresser and relay it worked for one day them stopped. i bypass to the compresser to let the truck up then turn the switch off but the front still go down and the compresser dont come on by itself, help. i think they should have a recall on this to many people with he same problem

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Yes and no. You have to have it tested because you have a leak. Finding the leak is not easy unless you can easily get under your vehicle safely. System has to be fed with air to find it and unless you are under the vehicle it is very hard to hear it.
Replacement is not that hard but, it can be costly if you have to replace the compressor. Expect it to be around $400-500.

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  • frankbaci Dec 16, 2010

    I changes my 2003 Lincoln Navigatorn air suspension with Strutmaster, LOVE IT, drives like new, however, I'm experiencing a slight problem with my power steering, its stiff for the first 15 seconds of starting Truck. Is there something that wasn't done or is there something that can be done to fix. HELP !

  • scolon02 Jan 06, 2011

    I also have just replaced my air suspension and now my power steering is very stiff initially and then seems to kick in upon driving. Has anyone found the issue????

  • scolon02 Jan 06, 2011

    I just installed the strutmaster air supension conversion kit in my 03 Navigator and now my power steering is very stiff for the first minute of driving. Has anyone found the cause of this?

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With all the problems that an air ride system has in store for you, I would suggest going to Strutmasters. Their website is easily navigated and their products are great! I bought a kit for my Navigator and eliminated the air ride all together. Its worth a shot and help your wallet!

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I changes my 2003 Lincoln Navigatorn air suspension with Strutmaster, LOVE IT, drives like new, however, I'm experiencing a slight problem with my power steering, its stiff for the first 15 seconds of starting Truck. Is there something that wasn't done or is there something that can be done to fix. HELP !

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  • scolon02 Jan 06, 2011

    Frankbaci, Have you diagnosed your steering issue?

  • frankbaci Jan 09, 2011

    .I have not but i was told that the wire my mechanic cut that controlled the suspension light inside has something to do with it and I might have that wire connected again and see what happens. I will post it once i have it done.

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Replace airbags with coils ... cost me $1500 to do so (of which $1400 was parts cost) ... now I have a nice firm ride, and no worries about future failure of this poorly designed/low reliability system.

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Can you help my truck is doing the same thing

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