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Rear air ride problem--stuck in highest position and rides like a log wagon

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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there are air pump lines connected to the shaft of the rear wheels. If you look under the wheel hub you'll see the air line attatched to the "air shock" cylinder. My air ride is also broken and I just pulled the line off carefully because the car will then fall quickly. I just leave it pulled off and let the normal shocks do their work. You might hear the pump run a little more often but its better than having rock hard rear shocks.


Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Air ride control system

Flip the switch on the left hand side inside the trunk.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Lincoln Continental Air Ride - rear how to diagnose problem

It sounds to me like you have a hole or cracks in your airbag. The dealership typically diagnoses it as the compressor but that is only to keep you coming back and wasting more money on something that will never truly be fixed. The airbag is the problem now but the compressor has to work extra hard because it is like blowing up a balloon with a hole in it. Therefor the airbag will kill the compressor. I would recommend going to and taking a look at our conversion kits. these convert you from the airbag to a powder coated American made steel coil spring that is guaranteed to last the life of the car. This is a PERMANENT fix. I added the link below so you can check it out.

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Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My air ride compressor is no longer working. how

look for fuse under back seat that says compressor also quit but i keep blowing the fuse when i change it .so i have other prob .good luck

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: rear air ride system is not working , seems there

There is a heigth sensor for the level control and the level control has a motor to operate it. One of the two may be bad. I would check the relay first to see if power is going to the motor.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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