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93 lincoln continental signiture series - lft rear air bag

.....or strut or whatever else they're calling it.Lincoln house wants 300+ for the part. Some say to replace the whole suspention, some say no due to a rougher ride. What to do because I sure ain't ridin' anywhere with the ****** sittin'in my garage. Any info plz.

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You can purchase these rebuilt.Try arnott industries Cape Canvarel,Fla. arnottindustries.com

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