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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The are ride height adjusters the look like arms. they are mounted on the bottom of the struts and lower control arms that control the height The can be adjust but for the most part if the were working fine before then they need to be replaced. Make sure that there are no leaks in the system.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
The air pump is located in front of the radiator reservoir on the passenger's side - with the power steering
reservoir between the two.
The air ride is turned on in the truck. The panel in located on the opposite side from the gas tank input (inside the trunk) behind a door. It should be marked on the door.
Make sure the air ride is enabled. turn the ignition key on, You don't need to start the vehicle. After about 5 seconds the air compressor should engage. You don't always hear it when it's running well. Since the engine is off, you should be able to hear any leaks in the air system.
Hole/crack is air spring
Hole or broken air line or coupling
Failed air compressor
The rear suspension should use the same air system. If the pump is 'out' then the rear will also fail to adjust, But since it is on a separate air-line and valve system, it will continue to operate when the front has air leaks. And vise versa.
Two suspension systems - Front/Rear
Four air springs - One for each wheel
Another possible problem:
Your front wheels have a censor to indicate the height of the vehicle from the ground (basically). If this come unclipped, your system will think It's too high and will not add air to bring it to normal height. This usually happens on ONE side causing the vehicle to 'lean' or seem to. One side will have the wheel up in the wheel well, and the other will be a bit more gap between the wheel and the wheel well, but may seem to be 'low' too. On the side which is lowest, turn the wheel that direction and look on the front of the suspension arm for the sensor. it should be attached top and bottom.
If the clips have failed, there are no replacements available from the dealer, and replacement of the sensor is required.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
It sounds to me like you have a hole or cracks in your airbag. The dealership typically diagnoses it as the compressor but that is only to keep you coming back and wasting more money on something that will never truly be fixed. The airbag is the problem now but the compressor has to work extra hard because it is like blowing up a balloon with a hole in it. Therefor the airbag will kill the compressor. I would recommend going to strutmasters.com and taking a look at our conversion kits. these convert you from the airbag to a powder coated American made steel coil spring that is guaranteed to last the life of the car. This is a PERMANENT fix. I added the link below so you can check it out.
I hope I was of some help
Posted on May 06, 2009
You leave the switch on, jack up the rear body, not and let it hang. then let it down slowly to the lever you expect it to end up. Do not let it all the way down, because you risk damage to the air struts.
However, the continental has a history of serious control problems with the four corners. It is a nightmare to repair. It is such a huge problem there is a system built to replace the auto ride with a spring and strut system like the ford taurus.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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