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.y 1996 marquis rear air suspension is not working and it wont lift what should i do

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There are few choices. Fix your system or replace the rear air suspension with steel coil springs. Some of the testing scanners can hook up to a diagnostic port and diagnose the air suspension parts. One part can cause the system to shut down. Make sure the on/off switch is set to on. It should be in the trunk next to the fuel pump switch.

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