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Rear air bag will not close to hold the air. Back end in almost on the ground need schematics to figure it out. Where can I get the schematics. It is for a 1996 Lincoln town car.

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You will need to buy new air bags i went through the same thing with mine and it cost me about 600.00 to get them fixed

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early 90's Lincoln town cars have rear air bag suspension and are very prone to failure. cost of one air bag is well close to 250 dollars.

this is a inexpensive fix for that issue. it is possible to install coil spring in replace of the air bags. you will lose the air ride but the cost will be under 100 dollars for both compared to 500 dollars for air ride replacement bags.

the coils that fit are the same year grand marque ford/mercury cars. so when ordering you order for same year as you car grand marque rear springs,

after market or even dealer cost under 100 dollars. they come will the spring seat as the set.

the repair is raise vehicle and support with jack stands. disconnect the lower shock mount so that it allows the rear axle to travel down. this will need to be done for the instillation of the new replacement springs.

next you will need to disconnect the air lines that go to each air back and pull the clips holding the top of the air bag into the chassis of the car. the bottoms float free so this is all that holds them in the car.

remove the air bags out of vehicle and tie air line up and away out of the travel of the car.

install the new spring seats on the rear axle and upper chassis mount.

install the spring top first. you may need to have an assistant pull down on that side of the rear axle to get enough clearness to get the bottom in the seat. you may also try jacking up the opposite side so the side you are working on travels down easier.

after both sides are in there upper and lower seated position.

jack up on the rear axle to install the lower shock mounts back in there original position. after done lower vehicle and recheck all seats to insure they are properly seated. if so you have completed the repair.

this will take no more that two hours start to finish. if you are familiar with a car it may take even less time.

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there are 2 ways of fixing that problem you can replace whats broken which is more than likely the air bags, which is expensive, or you can get an aftermarket set up with regular springs and do away with the air bag system completely it's not hard to convert it over just unplug the compressor jack up the car to lift the weight off of the suspension put a jack under the rear end housing and loosen the the shocks and lower the rearend housing remove the air bags put springs in their place jack up the rear end bolt shocks back up and your done.

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99 Deville rear air shocks not working.


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How do you remove or replace the passenger airbag on a 99 contour , Is it a whole dash unit? What holds the drivers bag in the steering wheel? I assumed it was a tork but not sure. Where is the control...


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the air bag control module is under the console.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    1. Wait one minute.
  2. Remove the center console. For additional information, refer to Section 501-12 .
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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Wait one minute.
  3. NOTE: Contour shown, SVT similar.
    Remove the rear floor console screws.
    1. Move seat fully forward.
  1. Fully apply the parking brake.
  1. Detach the shift indicator selector bezel.
  1. Detach the shift bezel from the selector housing.
    1. Remove three bolts.
    1. Detach shift bezel from the console.
  1. NOTE: The rear floor console must be raised to disengage the front retaining clips.
    Raise and remove the rear floor console.
  1. Remove the four front floor console retaining screws.
  1. Detach the front floor console.
    1. Set the gearshift lever into position 1.
      Partially remove the front floor console.
  1. Disconnect the cigar lighter electrical connections and remove the front center console
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  1. Disconnect the air bag control module electrical connectors.
    1. Depress the locking tang.
    1. Slide the locking bar back.
    • Disconnect the connector.
  1. NOTE: The air bag control control module is grounded by the retaining bolts.
    Remove the air bag control module.
    • Remove the three bolts.
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driver air bag module

  1. Disconnect the battery cables.
  1. Rotate the steering wheel 90 degrees to access and remove the Torx screw. Rotate the steering wheel 180 degrees to access and remove the Torx screws.
  1. Remove the driver air bag module.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
    • Remove the air bag module.
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  1. Disconnect the battery cables. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  1. Open the glove compartment, press the sides inward and lower the glove compartment to the floor.
  1. Remove the passenger air vent duct.
    1. Disconnect the duct from the heater box housing.
    1. Disconnect the duct from the instrument panel register and remove.
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  1. Disconnect the passenger air bag module electrical connector.
  1. Remove the two retaining bolts securing the rear of the passenger air bag module to the cross-vehicle beam.
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    Remove the two nuts from the front of the passenger air bag module.
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  1. Remove the passenger air bag module.
    • Lower the front edge of the passenger air bag module, roll the passenger air bag module around the cross-vehicle beam lowering it into the passenger footwell.
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My rear end of my car id dropped to the ground, why, and my inside lights, my dash, and my head lights flicker...why?


u have 2 seperate problems here, 1st the air bag or bags for the rear air susspension are leaking or the lines to them, the other is a defective headlight switch in the dash.

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Stuck in high position


On this model vehicle the rear shockers should have air bags to keep car at normal ride height, when load changes.
The air bag can sometimes become caught between inner and outer tubes of shocker when car is raised and lowered quickly.
You will need to jack car up from tow hitch or frame to lower rear axle, this will unfold air bag, slowly lower car, with ignition on, this will make sure air compressor is filling air bags as they take the load.
Hope this is helpful, MMP

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