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Air suspension rear end not raiseing air suspension not working

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You could fix the air suspension, but why spend that kind of money on the air, when you can spend a fraction of that and NEVER have an air suspension problem ever again. Do a Oldsmobile Bravada Air Suspension Conversion Kit and be done with it!

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LEAK IS AIR LINE FROM COMPRESSOR TO REAR SUSPENSION
OR...REAR SUSPENSION COMPONENT FAILURE

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SOURCE: Excessive bounce of rear end.

Actually, these are struts, and you need two new ones. You do not have an air suspension unless someone added one.

You will need a spring compressor to replace. The replacement struts can be bought for around $200 (ea) fully assembled, you can but the strut only (without springs or mounts) and take it and the old strut to a shop ($15.00 a strut to change spring and mount), or you can have them do the whole thing.

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Why won't rear end raise up ?


I have a 2000 Lincoln Town car, had the same problem, it was the rear air suspension/shocks. They are air bags basically that levels your car and it cost about $300.00 for each at the dealer for parts and install but it also has its own motor that inflates and deflates these air bags and I also had to replace that and that cost over $400.00 installed at the dealer.

May 28, 2012 | 2000 Lincoln Town Car

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I had my rear suspension fixed but noticed when I park the front end goes down only when parked. It raises when I start the vehicle.


I think this car has air assist ride. Settles at rest, raises at some speed or upon start. Based on my assumption and what you said you had done, I would speculate that the rear suspension air control was not incorporated into the system.

This is a question you should ask your mechanic. BTW - I am not a Lincoln mechanic.

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Feb 03, 2011 | Lincoln Navigator Cars & Trucks

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How do you let some of the air out the rear suspension on a 2003 navigatore


FIRST YOU TURN OFF AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM.YOU LOCATE THE AIR SUSPENSION SWITCH WHICH IS ON THE RIGHT KICK PANEL.WHEN YOU TURN OFF AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM.YOU LOOSEN REAR LUG NUTS THEN SAFELY RAISE AND SUPPORT VECHICLE. REMOVE TIRE.REMOVE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FROM THE AIR SPRING SOLENOID.THEN SLOWLY DISCONNECT AIR LINE FROM SOLENOID SLOWLY BLEED AIR FROM SOLENOID.

Nov 22, 2010 | 2003 Lincoln Navigator

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Removing rear air suspension on GMC Envoy


Just behind right rear tire up in the wheel well. Air inlet is inside right rear quarter near the accessory inflator. Compressor runs 3 lines one for the accessory inflator and one for each air bag.
THere are also 2 sensors, one on each trailing arm that senses load and then raises and lowers accordingly.

Dec 28, 2009 | 2002 GMC Envoy XL

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Troubleshooting Suspension failure 2000 Lincoln Navigator


I have owned several air suspension vehicles. My Expedition was similar to yours. You may want to try the 4x4 switch because it will raise the body 1-2 inches higher. Checking its fuse would not hurt.

On most of my vehicles the suspension would work end to end, raising the front first. You could have 2 issues with the suspension. There should be valving to switch the air to the rear suspension after the front is up. I would wait longer for the rear to catch up.

If I had to guess why the front lifts first it would be to get the front off of the curbs and sidewalks when you park so the bottom doesn't drag.

There is a diagnostic plug for the air suspension and sometimes Autozone or Oreillys have the scanner for that special plug. If not, some alignment shops and all dealers would have it. Also Ford parts are often the same as Lincoln and cheaper., Someone may make aftermarket parts at a better price.

Dec 02, 2009 | Lincoln Navigator Cars & Trucks

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The rear suspension is down on my 1999 Ford Expedition - Eddie Bauer. The cause: while out in the woods I came across a small dip which cause my back left wheel to lift off the ground. The suspension...


I had a 1999 Expedition. When you put the 4x4 on it raises the vehicle an extra inch or 2.
It may help to turn the 4x4 off. Two wheel drive is a lower air setting.
Your original pump may still be good. The problem can be in the front. The compressor is not filling the front suspension to the cutoff point. It will lift the rear after the front end is at running height. Since you lost the front end first, the remaining air bled out there and then the rear came down. Once you shut down the car the suspension was done, all the air was let go.
There are adjustment solenoids on the body but you need someone qualified to repair this.

Sep 05, 2009 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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REAR AIR SHOCKS


First, you may have leaks in your bags, causing your suspension to drop. The other possibility is that your rear suspension level sensor is faulty, causing the suspension to readjust itself incorrectly.

Jul 24, 2009 | 2000 Lincoln Navigator

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Suspension on 97 expedition it wont raise up in the rear end. fuses are good. can hear the compresser running. there is a hose hanging cant find where it goes. can someone help me please snuzzy


the hose is prob your air susp hose, it goes to the metal line on your rear end right above the drivers side rear wheel, or you can look for the air bag and track down the lines and where they go, sometimes they are in the middle and have a Y fitting

Jul 03, 2009 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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Rear suspension on 1998 Ford EXP wont raise


More than likely you have an inner leak in one of the strut assem. in rear.

Jun 16, 2009 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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