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Air suspension system isn't working, can I change to regular shocks?

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Yes that is a easy fix. These air suspensions go in these cars and your driving on the ground bouncing all over the road. To repair the original air suspension would could cost $1000 or more-it's just not worth it. Buy at the autoparts store replacment Coil springs for the rear. Disconnect your rear shocks. It's a good idea to replace these too. Jack up the rear of the car and use jack stands. Remove all of the original air suspension, air bags, linkage, air pump lever and disconnect the lines and wires. Install new coil springs and shocks. That's all there is to it.
If you are going to do the job yourself buy a Haynes repair manual for your car and same year at any auto parts store @ Advanced, Autozone. Read the step by step in the manual. I have used these for 40 years with all my vehicles and saved tons of cash in labor costs.
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Hey buddy, I would suggest you try Strutmasters better. They have been in business for a while. I sort of had the same situation but I have a ford expedition. They do all kinds of cars there.

They explained to me how the conversion works. I don't have to deal with airbags anymore and it saved me a bunch of money because when I went to the dealer they told me it was going to cost me about 2 grand.

I found them by searching online for a solution and I found them.It was way way cheaper than a dealer. I say give them a try, I would trust them more than anyone else out there to tell you the truth.
I am glad I changed it with them and I don't have to worry about air anymore.

Another neat thing is that they have videos on youtube how to change them. Piece of cake dude.

Their reps are very knowledgeable and explained to me how all this works.

Its www.strutmasters.com and on youtube just put strutmasters. Hope I helped you and good luck.

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Yes, a quick look in www.rockauto.com shows a

1991 LINCOLN TOWN CAR EXECUTIVE 4.6L 281cid V8 MFI (W) SOHC : Rear Suspension : Shock Absorber Conversion Kit for $150. You'll likely need a few other parts, perhaps new shocks, plus the labour to do it.

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SOURCE: air suspension went out

All things are possible, it's more how much, not can I these days.
I would contact one or more of the big name auto parts stores and see what shocks and or kits they have to offer.

This way you can decide what solution suits your needs and your budget.

Hope this is of some help.

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