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I have a 1996 lincoln cont. and the rear air shocks wont air up,the air compresors mounts are bad and it makes alot of noise when it comes on and off,i have new air bags on the front,where should i start checking for my problem,and is their a way to check if the air compresor is working properly.robjt12YAHOO.COM

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Arnott replacement springs for 96 Continental are to weak. Arnott has been no help. They seem like they don't understand what a weak spring is. Car bottoms out with one 150lb. person in the back seat.

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