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I just got a 96 Lincoln Continental... the REAR air seems to be fully inflated... jacked up rear end, and very ruff ride. I read that you have to shut the switch off in the trunk, and then manually bleed the air out to reset.... HOW do you manually bleed the air out of the system ???

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    Don LaDew Sep 07, 2009

    OK.. sounds good.... but where is this/these slenoid valve(s)

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You have to remove the slenoid valve or just the line( to remove push in the orange ring aorund the air line,to hook back just press it in) after the reset the ride control switch and let the car run on a level surface,this will reset the ride control height.

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You leave the switch on, jack up the rear body, not and let it hang. then let it down slowly to the lever you expect it to end up. Do not let it all the way down, because you risk damage to the air struts.

However, the continental has a history of serious control problems with the four corners. It is a nightmare to repair. It is such a huge problem there is a system built to replace the auto ride with a spring and strut system like the ford taurus.

Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: how do you "manually" bleed the air bags in a 96 Lincoln Cont. ?

Shut off pump switch located in drivers side panel door in trunk. Jack up car at frame and support with jack stands. This will make sure the car does not come down on you when you release the air.
Pop retaining off of solenoid valve located at top of airbag and turn valve to first stop till air starts releasing

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