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88 lincon continental air ride just stopped working entirley

Compressor was kicking on every time it started. Only for a few seconds (just to top up) ride was good , car was strait. Battery died one day . I replaced it. Next day car slummping and compressor wont engage. large fuse (bat to comp) is good. Switch in trunk ( air ride off / on )makes relay click but clicks out again right away. Its obviously electrical. Is the relay shot or is it picking up a short farther down the line.

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  • dfcmead May 21, 2009

    I did not know there was another relay. I take it it must be between the big power line between the batery and compressor. if so what is the relay beside the controle module in the trunk for

  • dfcmead May 21, 2009

    I suppose the compressor could have just died. Anyone kwow how to hot wire it. cuase if it works and there is obviously power to the trunk switch then for suse the relay is the problem. But now I am told there is more then 1 relay ???

  • dfcmead May 21, 2009

    is there more then one ???? my last repley was that it is not the relay in the trunk beside the controle module. My original question still stands . the relay clicks twice ( on /off ) when the system is engaged . Is the relay shot or is it picking up a short farther down the line.

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I suggest you need a wiring diagram to show what is involved. Check this link and you can get the info you need. http://www.eautorepair.net/ Hope this helps

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It sounds like it may just be a fuse in the fuse panel inside the car. But I would also test the relay. It doen't sound like anything serious. If it sn't the fuses, I am almost positive that it is the relay.

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Follow the wires from the air ride compressor to the compressor relay not the one in the trunk
replace this relay

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