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1996 mercury rear air suspension needs repair Mercury said the bladders were dry rotted and the suspension needed to be replaced for the fee of $1000, goodyear quoted $798. They said the parts were $550. Have any suggestion.

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Check with Autozone and Oreillys for pricing on the bladders. It is also possible to get Salvage parts from either another Marquis or Crown Vic. The $248 labor charge does not seem too high. You could check around and ask how many hours it takes and the hourly rate.

There are some businesses that recondition the bladders, but that is already admitting what they have went flat some time ago.

I had air bladders on a 1994 Crown Vic with 161,000miles and my 2002 Marquis has 47,000 miles on the original rear bladders. So it does not seem to matter the age or miles but the climate the car is operated in.

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Just check out " strutmasters.com " get 2 coil springs for less than $ 200.00 and change them yourself. You will never have this problem again.

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