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1991 Lincoln Continental air suspension not pumping up. Car is too low to drive. Compressor comes on for few minutes but car does not rise up. Is there a way to fill air bags manually? .

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If you have an electronically controlled air suspension system you cannot fill it manually.

The only way you can fill a suspension manually is if you have air filled shock absorbers.There is an black nipple at the side to fill air to it.

In your model i think it is an electronically controlled air system. So it is not possible. After 1990 all the models have an electronically controlled system.

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