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Rear airbags go up and down. check ride control comes on. Then rear goes down. shut off and restart and bags refill rear goes back up.

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SOURCE: rear air suspension holding air not venting, staying up to high

The air suspension uses the same vent solenoid to vent front so that will be ok. The problem will either be the rear height sensor which mounts on/near left side of rear axle. Or the air suspension module itself.
I would suspect it is the rear height sensor,the link may have come unhooked or it may be sticking or just bad.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: screen reads check ride control and rear end is

i believe it could possibly the ride height sensors located behind each wheel

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: air ride......

Hi, sounds like your air solenoid switch located on top of the air bag where the air line connects to on top of the bag. It is almost impossible to see this switch without removing the air bag because of it's location. If there is air in the bag now, the only way to release enough air to get the solenoid out is to find a Ford STARR reader. This tool is the easiest way. No tool, with the rear frame raised (not axle) and air suspension switch "off", take a long thin flat head screwdriver, with car raised and wheel off ground, look dead center on top of tire on the other side of the frame rail that curves over the axle, you will see a circular (probably rusted) half circle far in the back, take the screwdriver and pry under this until the half ring is off. Next, go under axle, look up following the top of the airbag. Take your hand and "twist" the round solenoid connecting to the top of the air bag. When you twist it and pull, the air will release all at once. Disconnect the wire at the terminal, and disconnect the air line by pushing on the small orange colored ring down while pulling the air line at the same time. Install air line to new solenoid by pushing the air line into the orange ring then lightly pull back and it will lock. Connect the terminal wire, push and twist into air bag and place new half ring clip onto solenoid, it will snap into place when installed correctly. Don't forget the clip, the solenoid could slip out from vibrations if not clipped securely. Lower car to where the tires are touching the ground and a few inches lower, but don't release the jack yet. Turn air suspension switch "on" and start car. Let the air bag fill up until the pump stops. Repeat by turning car off, then on again after 5 minutes in between. Lower car a few more inches and repeat until jack can be removed and air bag is filled.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: same problem the check ride control warning comes on rear end sag

Sounds like your ride level compressor is weak.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced two leaking air bags and the check ride

Remove the battery connectors for 5 minutes and replace back.

That does it.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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