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  • Dave
    Dave - 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/18/2012
    Can I change the upper control arms on my vehicle without removing the springs/struts? Thanks
    By looking at the control arm I can't really tell if I will have to remove the spring/shocks to take the bolts out of the control arm.
     
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  • Paul
    Paul - 2003 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/12/2012
    Handling Problem on Lincoln Town Car
    My 2003 Lincoln Town Car spontaneously feels like it is driving on ice. I have to slow right down and grasp the steering wheel with both hands and keep it dead straight to maintain control. Five minutes later it is O.K.
     
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  • stumped
    stumped - 1994 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/10/2012
    My air suspension all seems to be working but rear wont raise at first it was blowing fuses i would replace and it workd
    is there any way to get a diagram of the whole system so i know what im looking for as far as height sensors ect.would appreciate any help
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/10/2012 HouseCallAuto
      No diagrams here. Question: Do you hear the air compressor turn on AT ALL? If not >>

      1. Verify the main 30A fuse in the engine compartment fuse box is present and has battery voltage on both sides.

      2. If the fuse is OK, go to the air suspension module in the trunk. Ground pin 23 Dark Blue/Yellow (DB/YE) and verify the compressor relay in the engine compartment fuse box clicks and that the compressor runs.

      3. If the relay clicks, but the compressor doesn't run, check for battery voltage to the compressor on the Purple/Orange (P/O) wire with the DB/YE still grounded.

      4. If battery voltage is present on the P/O wire, check for a ground on the Black (BK) wire. If power and ground are both OK, but the compressor is not running, replace the compressor and retest.
  • lawanda
    lawanda - 1998 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 9/8/2012
    What does it mean when truck pulls to the right
    Truck pulling to the right
     
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  • Dion
    Dion - 1994 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/26/2012
    Why is my air suspention not working?
    I took my car into the shop the other day to have a tire patched. We cut off the air suspention in the trunk and after the repair we cut it back on. The air compressor kicked on and reinflated the air bags. But since then, the air compressor has not come back on and ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/26/2012 Jimm
      If you've even jacked the car up to change a wheel the air suspension can freak out. Most of the time it just needs to be reset. 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.
      Jimm
      8/26/2012 Dion
      I tried that and nothing happened. It acts like the air compressor is not getting power.
    • Jimm
      8/26/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking suspension air bag, faulty air bag connection or hoses, or faulty system control relay or fuse. Since you have replaced the 30 amp fuse - then I would suspect the air compressor is faulty.

      You can repair / replace the current air bag suspension components, or convert the air system to hydraulic.
      Try the conversion kit or the replacement parts - from the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com, www.suncoreindustries.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.strutmasters.com. For example, they (RockAuto) lists the rear shock conversion kit for around $134.00 - and you can compre this to the air compressor cost of around $195.00 on up.
      Jimm
      8/26/2012 Dion
      Thanks for the assistance. I think I may just order the conversion kit and be done with it.
    • olds40316mm
      8/26/2012 olds40316mm
      If you look in the trunk you will find plug that fits the old style code puller if you plug the old style code puller in it will reset the air ride control module .
  • jenilew1
    jenilew1 - 1995 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 8/26/2012
    Check air ride light came on then next day car dropped
    My entire vehicle is sitting on tires following check air ride light came on I drove home next day this is what I awoke to very difficult to drive floating and bouncing all over the road. Went to Lincoln dealership and they were rude and not interested in helping ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/26/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking suspension air bag, faulty air bag connection or hoses, or faulty system control relay or fuse. You can repair / replace the current air bag suspension components, or convert the air system to hydraulic.
      Try the conversion kit - described below - from the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.suncoreindustries.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.strutmasters.com.
  • Berts
    Berts - 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 8/24/2012
    Our Mark VIII 's air suspension has a leak. randomally the car lowers than picks up again. Is it worth replacing ?
    Should replace with same type of system or a new system? Only 75000 miles.
     
    • JTB648
      8/24/2012 JTB648
      lincolns are good cars so yes but there is a cheaper and in the long run you will never have to worry about that problem agiain and that is to do away with the air ride and replace it with coil springs
      JTB648
      8/24/2012 Berts
      We live in NJ. Any good mechanics that do this here?
    • Jimm
      8/24/2012 Jimm
      Try the conversion kit - described below - from the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com, www.suncoreindustries.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.strutmasters.com.
      To locate a repair shop in your area, try the AutoMD website and the 'Find-A-Shop' feature.
  • ch3vman
    ch3vman - 2002 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 8/19/2012
    Is there a suspension lift kit for my Navigator
    and how big of tire can i put on before it makes my auto 4wd engage by thinking the tire is slipping
     
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  • Fitz
    Fitz - 1995 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/18/2012
    Air suspension is low car is leaning to the right side
     
    • Jimm
      8/18/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking suspension air bag, faulty air bag connection or hoses. You can repair / replace the current air bag suspension components, or convert the air system to hydraulic.
      Try the conversion kit - described below - from the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.suncoreindustries.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.strutmasters.com. They (Strut Masters) list this conversion kit for around $387.00 for your vehicle. Aso, the Rock Auto source lists the rear conversion kit for around $134.00.
  • Mike
    Mike - 1996 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 8/11/2012
    Replace Air Ride Suspension
    with Tarus or Sable Suspension
     
    • Jimm
      8/11/2012 Jimm
      The Taurus or Sable suspension will not interchange. Try the conversion kit - described below - from the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.suncoreindustries.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.strutmasters.com. They (Strut Masters) list this conversion kit for around $387.00 for your vehicle.
  • green
    green - 1985 Lincoln Mark VII - Steering & Suspension - 8/11/2012
    FRONT END RADDLES WHEN HIT BUMP
    cant feel sounds like front end will fall out
     
    • James [Jim]
      8/11/2012 James [Jim]
      I think you mean "rattles" (~_o). I own a 1984 Mark VII. I have been through the exact same front-end noise thing. The noise you hear could be coming from (1) defective and fairly inexpensive worn bushings on your vertical and related hardware found at the wheel-end of your tie rods, and/or (2) your entire rack and pinion (r/p) steering gear ($440 parts/labor) needs replacing; or the two binocular-like r/p bushings ($100); or the mid-r/p tie rod boots ($50) are either going out or have already gone bad and need to be replaced. A good preliminary step/test is to take the car in for a routine ($60) front-end inspection/alignment. The (qualified) technician will give you a more accurate idea of what is really going on and what is required to solve your front-end noise problem.
  • larry jackson
    larry jackson - 1993 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/6/2012
    Can you help my car is hard to shift from park to drive
    When I try to shift from park to drive the gear shift is hard to do could it be the gear shift cable or regulator
     
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  • larry jackson
    larry jackson - 1993 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/6/2012
    My gear is hard to shift can you help
    When I start the car and try to go to drive is hard to do
     
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  • Kevin
    Kevin - 1996 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/4/2012
    Can the lower ball joints on a 96 Lincoln Town car be replaced?
    I've heard they cant be replaced, you have to replace lower control arm.
     
    • Jimm
      8/4/2012 Jimm
      The information you received is incorrect - both the upper and lower ball joints can be replaced separately from the control arm.
      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 the new front upper or lower ball joints for around $8.00 each for your vehicle.
  • tedber
    tedber - 1998 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 8/1/2012
    The ride control in the rear keeps droping. When I start the engine it pumps back up.
     
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