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00 ford expedition rear self leveling system

My 00 ford expedition rear self leveling system is not working the compressor is working, the lines and bags appear to be fine no leaks however the switch doesn't seem to be working. can you help please. I know a dealer is not the only one to fix this problem

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Try jacking up the vehicle and putting it on jack stands letting the suspension hang down. Disconnect the battery for a few minuts and reconnect it and it should inflate the airbags and level off the suspension.

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