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Trouble with the air ride system

I noticed alot of people have had trouble with the air ride system in their Lincoln. Last year we were having trouble and decided to go with struts. We got them from Strutmasters. They were about $600 including shipping. The estimates we got were anywhere from $900 to $1500. The car rode just like a brand new Lincoln!

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    car droped on all sides

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Thanks I am going to be picking some up this year as I already dropped 1000.00 to get my fixed.

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1994 continental. air ride. compressor starts and rear starts to lift, but after 3-4 mins. i get a beep and light on dash says ride control and then she squats in the rear?


When I got my 1994 Continental, it had already been converted back to a coil-spring suspension, and the air-ride system was GONE. You will find that is the case with most of the ones that are still on the road. The air-ride system turned out to be an unreliable, trouble-prone, nightmare for most owners....and it was cheaper to scrap it and go back to after-market coils, than what it was to have a Lincoln dealer fix it. Looks like you're destined to join the club....If you decide you want to have it fixed, and make the car driveable, be prepared to PAY for it.

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How long can i ride on bad struts?


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1997lincolnviiiair ride system in front end is loosing air


This is a common problem for all Lincolns. Since the front rises but can't hold the air, it's a good sign that you don't have any compressor problems. You probably hear the compressor constantly clicking on to try to keep the front end inflated.
The most common cause is a leak in the air spring. It is often referred to an "air bag" which is basically a cartridge that fills and releases air based on the load. The most common repair is to replace the air spring (it's advisable to replace 2 at a time). There is another solution to replace the air spring(s) with a conventional aftermarket shock type spring setup. It's a matter of personal preference. You would still get a nice ride from a conventional shock absorber setup. Although more expensive, I've always preferred to go with the air spring replacement to keep the classic "Lincoln" ride intact.

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I need instructions for removing the air ride component on a 1992 Lincoln continental so that I can install struts.


The link below is to a video showing how to remove the air springs. Although the car in the video is a 2000, the design has changed very little over the years. You may want to disconnect the air compressor and lines after you replace the air springs with conventional struts.

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May 01, 2011 | 1992 Lincoln Continental

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Air ride suspension leaking in rear of car is their a better solution than air ride...my car is a 1994 continental has 104k runs great thats the only thing wrong is the air ride suspension...


It is possible to go with conventional springs/shocks instead of the air ride system. This has become a common "fix" for faulty air bags due to the expense. The ride will still be great, you will only lose the load leveling ability that the air bags provided.

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2004 Lincoln nave, rear wheels jacked up high, front wheels normal, rides real rough??? any thoughts???? Thanks,


Replace the air suspension with conventional shock/strut
conversions. The Air Ride System is not worth investing
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Too expensive to maintain ,and too difficult to diagnose

Next time buy the Ford version of the vehicle

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What causes the Lincoln Navigator (2005) air struts to fail? Once they fail, is it best to switch to the coil type?


coil type dont often brake but give a harder ride than air types do, an air strut is like a bike pump its full of air under presher every time you hit a bump it squashes this air to ride out the bump, if the seals blow out the air strut is finished,,, its the same thing with oil shockers

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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...


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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Problem with front struts


the website "suncore industries" can help you

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