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SUSPENSION AIR BAGS WON'T INFLATE ON 1998 FORD WINDSTAR

THE LIGHT FOR THE SUSPENSION AIRBAGS COMES ON THE DASH. AIR BAGS WON'T INFLATE. HAD THEM CHECK AND THEY WERE OKAY.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have you tested the electric inflation pump? the Ford dealer can run a self test of the system with a hand held Ford diagnostic test tool, the parts are way to expensive to replace by just guessing, spend the money and have the test run.

  • Chris Iarocci May 11, 2010

    When that light comes on, there is a code stored in the system that a technician can retrieve. That code would help in helping you figure out what is wrong.

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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. Airbags and compressors are constantly having to be replaced. Also something alot of people don't know is that theses air suspensions are not meant to be in temperatures above 90 Degrees or below 40 Degrees. That is most of the world. The temperature will cause you to replace alot of bags. and typically when your replacing a bag you are going to have to replace the compressor to because the bag had a hole or small crack in it causing the compressor to over work and it will die. I posted the link below so you can take a look

http://www.strutmasters.com/ford-suspension-parts-s/75.htm

I hope I was of some help

Good Luck!!!

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Need to make sure no fuses are blown and also make sure the air ride button is still on

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