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  • Ian
    Ian - 2001 Lincoln LS - Steering & Suspension - 3/23/2013
    I NEED HELP NOW EMERGENCY ONLY HAVE 2 DAYS!!!!!
    I need to find a place to check my car I'm visiting family 2 1/2 hrs away and on the way here my car kept swaying side to side and when I would turn the slightly to the left it makes a weird noise and I'm only up here for 2 days and I don't feel safe putting my ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/23/2013 Jimm
      See this http://www.automd.com/shops/

      They're recommended by AutoMD.com - call / contact these repair shops in your area.
    • Ian
      3/23/2013 Ian
      Yes I did but can't find any that are open. Now what?????
    • Jimm
      3/23/2013 Jimm
      In this case - your options are pretty limited. One, you can inspect the vehicle yourself to determine the problem. Two, you can have the vehicle inspected and repaired locally - in the area you are in, when the repair shops are open for business. Three, you can try to find a friend or family member to help you out with the diagnosis and / or repairs needed.
  • jimbrenda
    jimbrenda - 1994 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 3/21/2013
    Put knew air compressor on ,and it keaks at the drier can were the air lines connect
    is the a way that the are installed? like push in tern .orpush min then pull back to seal tried alot of stuff. still leaks HELP please
     
    • racel4750
      3/21/2013 racel4750
      Don't really understand the problem, but I guess you forgot to install the O-RINGS.
    • neomyejohn
      3/21/2013 neomyejohn
      Hey, i am willing to answer this question but i can't understand a thing you have written. Please rephrase your answer. probably this is why you haven't received an answer so far.
      http://4wheelonline.com/Airaid.64
  • jat
    jat - 1998 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 3/5/2013
    CAN I REPLACE (ONLY) THE SPRING ON THE FRONT STRUT?
    THE AIR RIDE HAS BEEN DISABLED. THE STRUT SPRING EITHER BROKE OR SPUN AROUND AND PUNCTURED THE TIRE.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/5/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Yes you can, but before you decide that all you need is a spring, make sure that the strut ass'y is not broken at the spring support.
  • maryannhopper
    maryannhopper - 2001 Lincoln LS - Steering & Suspension - 2/3/2013
    The outer tie rod that I bought for this Lincoln LS has a cup-shaped washer . I don't know the side of the knuckle
    to put it on. the rubber side or the nut side.
     
    0 answer
  • Godprotectsus
    Godprotectsus - 1997 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 1/26/2013
    My car makes a really bad grunting noise
    It has a ticking sound when its started and when I turn the wheel it grunts really bad
     
    • Bill
      1/26/2013 Bill
      Power steering rack and pinion worn, Could try not to crank wheels hard unless vehicle in motion and replace fluid with a synthetic to get more life out of. Check to see if rubber accordion boot at Rack is not damaged allowing foreign matter into mechanism.
  • jayd_2001
    jayd_2001 - 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 1/24/2013
    Why does the back go up but not the front anymore
    air suspension seems to work in the back, but not the front? What should i be checking for? The book on this is no help.
     
    0 answer
  • cheech10610
    cheech10610 - 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 1/3/2013
    Power steering fluid is leaking out the gearbox from the bottom seal how do I replace it
     
    • rick
      1/3/2013 rick
      In most cases you can't replace just a seal in the gear box . This is how they sell you a complete gear box . Even if you could get the part # off the seal most stores don't have or can't get . Sorry
    • Jimm
      1/3/2013 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. They (Rock Auto) list the steering gear box seal kit for around $9.00 for your vehicle. These seal kits - both the pitman arm, input shaft seal, and housing seals are available as separate items - no need to purchase the entire steering gearbox assembly.
  • simpson1106
    simpson1106 - 2000 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/25/2012
    How to disconec suspension pump
    we adding reging spring
     
    0 answer
  • cdh
    cdh - 1996 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/23/2012
    Air suspension not working
     
    • Jimm
      12/23/2012 Jimm
      Need more information - is there a question in regard to a problem with the suspension system? Is there a question in regard to the repair costs? Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (Rock Auto) list a rear shock conversion kit for around $137.00 for your vehicle.


  • jim
    jim - 1999 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/20/2012
    WHY DO I HEAR A THUMP WHEN I TURN THE STEERING WHEEL TO ITS MAXIMUM EXTENT AT A VERY SLOW SPEED AND THEN STRAIGHTEN OUT
    STRAIGHTEN OUT THE STEERING WHEEL.50,000 MILES AND I'VE ALWAYS HEARD THE NOISE
     
    • Ray
      5/21/2012 Ray
      Sounds like a ball joint.
    • Hadi585
      12/20/2012 Hadi585
      mine does the same thing...
      then it started squeeking. probably balljoint. its known for ford vehicles. :(
  • Brooks Auto Repair
    Brooks Auto Repair - 2003 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 12/17/2012
    Air suspension not working
    pulling a c1830 code. The Nav. will only lift when it wants to, tried jumping the pump but it seems like the air is stopping at the solenoids with no lift, any help would be appreciated. thanks
     
    0 answer
  • cheech10610
    cheech10610 - 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/17/2012
    I need information on installing a new power steering gearbox seal all my car
     
    • Jimm
      12/17/2012 Jimm
      Fairly simple task; first step, lock / hold the steering wheel in a central position.
      Then, remove the large nut from the pitman arm.
      Next, mark the pitman arm position on the splined shaft for the reinstallation in the same position.
      Then, using a pitman arm puller - remove the pitman arm from the steering gearbox splined shaft.
      Next, place an oil drain pan underneath the steering box to capture fluid. Then, using a self-tapping screw - penetrate the existing seal and pull out the seal from around the gearbox splined shaft - using a pair of pliers.

      Place a film of transmission fluid on the new seal for lubrication and install the new seal (being careful of the direction) over the shaft. Tap until seated using a suitable size socket - maybe deep socket sized to just fit inside the steering gearbox diameter.

      Reinstall the pitman arm on the spline in the correct position using the index mark. Install the pitman arm nut and torque to specifications.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as - www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
  • cheech10610
    cheech10610 - 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/17/2012
    I need information on installing a new power steering gearbox seal all my car
     
    • Jimm
      12/17/2012 Jimm
      Fairly simple task; first step, lock / hold the steering wheel in a central position.
      Then, remove the large nut from the pitman arm.
      Next, mark the pitman arm position on the splined shaft for the reinstallation in the same position.
      Then, using a pitman arm puller - remove the pitman arm from the steering gearbox splined shaft.
      Next, place an oil drain pan underneath the steering box to capture fluid. Then, using a self-tapping screw - penetrate the existing seal and pull out the seal from around the gearbox splined shaft - using a pair of pliers.

      Place a film of transmission fluid on the new seal for lubrication and install the new seal (being careful of the direction) over the shaft. Tap until seated using a suitable size socket - maybe deep socket sized to just fit inside the steering gearbox diameter.

      Reinstall the pitman arm on the spline in the correct position using the index mark. Install the pitman arm nut and torque to specifications.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as - www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
      Jimm
      12/21/2012 cheech10610
      Thank you very much
  • cheech10610
    cheech10610 - 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/17/2012
    I need information on installing a new power steering gearbox seal all my car
     
    • Jimm
      12/17/2012 Jimm
      Fairly simple task; first step, lock / hold the steering wheel in a central position.
      Then, remove the large nut from the pitman arm.
      Next, mark the pitman arm position on the splined shaft for the reinstallation in the same position.
      Then, using a pitman arm puller - remove the pitman arm from the steering gearbox splined shaft.
      Next, place an oil drain pan underneath the steering box to capture fluid. Then, using a self-tapping screw - penetrate the existing seal and pull out the seal from around the gearbox splined shaft - using a pair of pliers.

      Place a film of transmission fluid on the new seal for lubrication and install the new seal (being careful of the direction) over the shaft. Tap until seated using a suitable size socket - maybe deep socket sized to just fit inside the steering gearbox diameter.

      Reinstall the pitman arm on the spline in the correct position using the index mark. Install the pitman arm nut and torque to specifications.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as - www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
  • MikeZinChico
    MikeZinChico - 1991 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/12/2012
    My air suspension does not work.
    The compressor turns on and runs for 2 minutes, and shuts off, illuminating the 'air suspension' light on the dash. It seems the compressor itself is fine, I'm guessing it's the rear height sensor, but not sure. I don't think I have a leak, as the car is all the way ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/28/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking suspension air bag, faulty air bag connection or hoses, or faulty system control relay or fuse.
      Check your owners manual for the air suspension switch location. Usually in the trunk. Turn it off and back on and see if that fixes it.
    • gqherb7160
      12/12/2012 gqherb7160
      It's best to just get a conversion kit and change out your air suspension with new coil springs and shock absorber for the rear axle. Your air suspension problems will stop. I brought my air conversion for (190.00) from Advance Auto Parts Online. You can go to You Tube and the video would show you how to do it. It's very easy than replacing brakes shoes.