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1997 Lincoln Continental Suspension Conversion Problem

I just finished converting my rear air suspension to a passive suspension system using Strutmasters kit. At the same time, I replaced the electronic sensing shocks with passive shocks. The car drives fine and the rear end no longer sags. I then went through the steps to disable the air ride suspension (cut and tape pink wire with light blue stripe, cut and tape tan wire with orange stripe, cut and ground light green wire with black stripe, and splice light blue wire with yellow stripe to VDM ignition power wire (purple wire with orange stripe)). Before I did so, the compressor ran continuously, and the check air ride and check traction messages came on. After I did so, the compressor no longer runs, and the check air ride message went away. However, the check traction control message stayed and the new problem is that my ABS light is now on continuously. The car drives fine, the steering is fine, and the brakes work fine. Any suggestions?

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  • hmcx2 Feb 22, 2009

    Ooops! The next time I drove the car after I posted my question the compressor ran for about two minutes after I started driving. Everything else was accurate. Sorry.

  • hmcx2 Jul 19, 2009

    Sorry it took me so long to respond, but life got busy and I hadn't checked the site recently. The issue turned out to be bad instructions from Strutmasters. They had instructed me to cut the wire running from the wheel speed sensor to the antilock brake control module (the light green and black wire). Once I reconnected it, everything was fine. The switch in the trunk did turn off the compressor but did not get rid of the error codes until I respliced the wire. So, thanks for your suggestion, but a continuity tester and wiring diagrams from ALLDATAdiy.com allowed me to get it done. Thanks again.

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    why not just turn off switch in trunk?

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It could be a wheel speed sensor that went out or something... When working with the wiring, something could have just gotten crossed or tapped to get these codes as well. The compressor shouldnt be running anymore if everything was tied off properly. Take it in somewhere and have the codes cleared and that should fix the problem hopefully. I know AutoZone has a reader, but I do not know if they have they ability to clear the codes.
I hope this helps.

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Check Ride Control- I star ,all is OK, 10-15 minutes lihgt the alarm ChRC and air suspension stopped. I must stop the car,stop engine 5-10 seconds. Start again - allis OK about 1-3 hours and problem come back. What hapeeen?

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