Question about 2002 Lincoln Continental
My car wont reset itself after the air suspension has been fixed
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have serviced these in the past and it will probably be a combination of things. I just a few weeks ago fixed a 1999 with the same problems. Generally from past repairs, the electric pump has been working overtime to compensate for leaking rear air shocks. The best solution is to replace them both, not a cheap repair, the pump around 275.00 and each shock arount 275.00.
Just with every thing over time things fail, the rear shocks develop leaks over time/weather cracks, they are easy to check, soapy water will identify this as the problem. If you can get under it enough to spray around the bottom of the shocks when they are inflated. These systems are computer controlled and if you have the proper scanner you can check the system out for eletrical problems easily. My past experiences with these suspensions as almost always the shocks and pump.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
what year? here's 2003 rear air only info, not 4 wheel air.
you have a fuse panel in truck and 1 under hood.
Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
The system consists of unique rear air springs, the air compressor, air lines, air spring solenoids, height sensor, air suspension control module, attachments and associated signals derived from both driver and road inputs. With these components and signals, the air suspension control module commands changes in vehicle height that are necessary for the load leveling features.
The load leveling feature rear air suspension (RAS) systems shall automatically make adjustments in vehicle height so that the vehicle is always at trim height and constant front-to-rear vehicle attitudes are maintained over the expected load range of the vehicle. Adjustments in height that are necessary to correct height differences between the vehicle's left and right sides for the RAS system shall be restricted to what can be reliably achieved with one air suspension height sensor.
The system uses one air suspension height sensor, a steering sensor, generic electronic module (GEM) and other vehicle sensors to measure driver and road inputs. The system changes vehicle height using an air compressor, two air lines and the use of air springs with air spring solenoids.
Air Suspension Switch
The air suspension switch supplies power to the air suspension control module. Without the air suspension control module receiving this power, the load leveling system is inoperative and will not react when the rear of the vehicle is raised or lowered. If the air suspension system is disabled by turning off the air suspension switch, a "CHECK SUSP" will appear in the RH corner of the instrument cluster with the ignition in the run position.
The RAS air compressor:
RAS vehicles use air springs in the rear. The air springs provide a varying spring rate proportional to the systems air pressure and volume. The air suspension system regulates the air pressure in each air spring by compressing and venting the system air. Increasing air pressure (compressing) raises the rear of the vehicle while decreasing air pressure (venting) lowers the rear of the vehicle. Vehicle height is maintained by the addition and removal of air in each air spring through an air spring solenoid installed in the upper spring cap and energized through the air suspension control module.
The two air springs support the conventional rear leaf coil springs.
Air Suspension Height Sensor
One air suspension height sensor is mounted on the vehicle. The air suspension height sensor sends a voltage signal to the air suspension control module. The output ranges from approximately 4.75 volts at minimum height (when the vehicle is low or in full jounce), to 0.25 volts at maximum height (when the vehicle is high or in full rebound). The air suspension height sensor has a useable range of 80 mm (3.2 in) compared to total suspension travel of 200-250 mm (8 to 10 in) at the wheel. Therefore, the air suspension height sensor is mounted to the suspension at a point where full rear suspension travel at the wheel is relative to 80 mm (3.2 in) of travel at the air suspension height sensor. The air suspension height sensor is attached between the No. 5 frame crossmember (upper socket) and the panhard rod (lower socket).
When the air suspension height sensor indicates that the rear of the vehicle is lower than trim under normal driving conditions, the air compressor will turn on and pump compressed air to the air springs. When the sensor indicates that the rear of the vehicle is raised above trim under normal driving conditions, this will cause the air to be vented from the air springs to lower the vehicle back to its trim height level.
The compressor relay is energized by the air suspension control module to allow high current to flow from the battery to the compressor motor.
NOTE: The 4WAS air suspension control module is used for the RAS system. The internal processor recognizes external circuitry to determine if it is installed in a 4WAS or a RAS equipped vehicle.
NOTE: The air suspension control module is calibrated with information from the air suspension height sensor. A new or exchanged air suspension control module requires a ride height adjustment calibration process to be performed.
The air suspension control module controls the air compressor motor (through a solid state relay), and the air spring solenoids. The air suspension control module also provides power to the air suspension height sensor. The air suspension control module controls vehicle height adjustments by monitoring the air suspension height sensor, vehicle speed, a steering sensor, acceleration input, the door ajar signal, transfer case signals, and the brake pedal position (BPP) switch. The air suspension control module also conducts all fail-safe and diagnostic strategies and contains self-test and communication software for testing the vehicle and related components.
The air suspension control module monitors and controls the air suspension system through a 32-pin two-way connector. The air suspension control module is keyed so that the air suspension control module cannot be plugged into an incorrect harness. There are two sides of the harness connection to the air suspension control module. Each is uniquely colored and keyed to prevent reversing the connections.
Solenoid Valve, Air Spring
WARNING: Never rotate an air spring solenoid valve to the release slot in the end cap fitting until all pressurized air has escaped from the spring to prevent damage or injury.
The air spring solenoid:
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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There are two fuse boxes. A baqttery junction box under the hood on the drivers side and one inside on drivers side. Good luck.
Power Distribution Box
1 60A** I/P Fuse Panel
2 40A** Blower Motor Relay
3 50A** 4 Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
4 30A** Power Windows, Power Moon
Roof, Power Seat
5 50A** Ignition Switch, Starter Relay
6 20A** Transfer Case Relay
7 - Not Used
8 20A** Air Suspension
9 40A** Air Suspension
10 30A** PCM Power Relay
1 10A* A/C Relay
2 30A* Heated Seats
3 30A* Heated Backlight
4 15A* Fog Lamps and Daytime Running
5 4 3 2 1
10 9 8 7 6
12 11 10 9
8 7 6 5
4 3 2 1
15 14 13
2 1 1
Power Distribution Box
5 - Not Used
6 10A* Powertrain Control Module
7 30A* 4 Wheel Anti-Lock System
8 15A* Rear Wiper Motor
9 20A* Fuel Pump Relay and RAP
10 15A* Horn Relay
11 15A* Parklamps Relay and Mainlight
12 30A* Mainlight Switch and
13 15A* Heated Oxygen Sensor, EGR
Vacuum Regulator, EVR Solenoid,
Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor,
Canister Vent Solenoid
14 30A* Generator/Voltage Regulator
15 - Not Used
1 - Wiper Park Relay
2 - A/C Relay
3 - Wiper High/Low Relay
4 - PCM Power Relay
5 - Fuel Pump Relay
6 - Starter Relay
7 - Horn Relay
8 - Rear Wipe Down Relay
9 - Blower Motor Relay
10 - Rear Wipe Up Relay
1 - Not Used
1 - DRL Diode
2 - Electronic Engine Controls Diode
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