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  • kyle24
    kyle24 - 2001 Lincoln LS - Steering & Suspension - 7/15/2012
    Why is my car still making loud noise after I replaced front bad wheel bearing?
    Makes loud screeching noise while I'm driving and when I come to a stop,
    0 answer
  • athooper15
    athooper15 - 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 7/14/2012
    Fluid is leaking from the bottom of my car and looks like power steering but my power steering fluid is at max level
    Looks like power steering fluid but my fluid is full
    • Jimm
      7/14/2012 Jimm
      Several possibiliies; leaking steering rack, leaking transmission seal or gasket. Place a piece of cardboard under the vehicle after driving - to determine the specific area or spot - where the leak may be coming from.
  • pat
    pat - 1998 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 7/3/2012
    Air supension light keep coming on.. car ride/drive really bad. the rear of the car is almost on the ground
    it has 205,200 miles
    • Spoon Sports
      7/2/2012 Spoon Sports
      You will want to get the trouble codes read out of the electronic susspension to see why the light is remaining on. Also, check the rear height sensors to see if they are out of adjustment.

      Connect the New Generation STAR (NGS) Tester to the data link connector (DLC) located beneath the instrument panel and select the vehicle to be tested from the NGS menu.

      If the DTC's retrieved are related to the concern, go to the Rear Suspension Control Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index to continue.

      he rear suspension ride height D dimension is adjusted by moving the rear air suspension height sensor mounting bracket inboard or outboard. A slot adjustment nut is provided on the bracket to adjust left or right as required. A one index change to the air suspension height sensor mounting bracket will yield approximately 5 mm (0.20 inch) change (up or down) to the vertical D dimension. WARNING:

      CAUTION: The suspension height D dimensions are for reference only. The vehicle attitude must be controlled by the proper dimensions to prevent vehicle damage.

      NOTE: Improper air suspension ride height D dimension may be caused by an air suspension system that is improperly set.

      Position the vehicle on a level surface over an open repair pit.
      Open the luggage compartment and verify that the air suspension switch is turned on.
      Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
      Add weight to the rear bumper so the vehicle rises to trim position.
      When the air compressor stops the vehicle is now at trim level. Remove the weight, then close the driver door and the vehicle will lower to the bottom of the ride height band.
      Rock the vehicle sideways to remove the effect of suspension friction and allow it to settle.
      Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then turn the air suspension switch off to prevent inadvertent actuation of the system.
      Remove the weld flash from the inboard frame reinforcement rail surface.

      Position the Dimension Gauge-Ride Sensor on the rear axle.
      Measure the ride height D dimension.

      1) Release the set screw.
      2) Pull the sliding post and scale up until it touches the bottom of the inboard frame rail and lock the set screw.
      3) Measure the ride height D dimension

      Remove the Dimension Gauge-Ride Sensor and read the ride height D dimension.

      NOTE: If D ride height dimension is not within specification, adjust by moving the rear air suspension height sensor attaching bracket inboard (vehicle high) or outboard (vehicle low). Moving the bracket one index mark left or right will change the vertical D dimension approximately 5 mm (0.20 inch) .

      After adjustment is made, repeat steps 2-6 and 9-12.

      -just answer
    • pat
      7/3/2012 pat
      piggy back of the first question, what equipment do i need to buy from you guys to fix the problem
  • rhf
    rhf - 1996 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 6/30/2012
    What is the price of the compressor for an air suspension system on a 1996 Lincoln town car.
    My compressor on my air suspension system on my 1996 Lincoln town car is shorting out.
    • Jimm
      6/30/2012 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as or for the replacement parts. For example, they (Rock Auto) list a rear shock conversion kit for around $137.00 for your vehicle.
  • Johnnie
    Johnnie - 1997 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 6/26/2012
    I replaced everything on the air suspension.
    with no luck now I bought the coil springs to convert the rear do I need to buy shocks too?
    • Jack
      6/26/2012 Jack
      Not unless they are worn out.
      6/26/2012 Johnnie
      thanks work is done and it drives better than with the air bags and gas milage improved 5 miles thrilled
  • Brayhan D
    Brayhan D - 2003 Lincoln LS - Steering & Suspension - 6/25/2012
    What size balljoint is the correct fit for my vehicle? 16mm or 14mm?
    I have to replace a balljoint but as I research hood quality/price i see that for my lincoln ls 2003 v8/3.9L sport model there's 2 potential size fits.
    0 answer
  • rhf
    rhf - 1996 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 6/16/2012
    I need a picture of the upper control arm of a 1996 Lincoln town car.
    The bushings on my upper control arm of a 1996 Lincoln are going bad I do not know what they look like.
    • jdl
      6/16/2012 jdl
      If you don't know what they look like how do you know they are bad? The upper control arm has a bushing in each end, a rubber looking piece. In the link, #5 is upper control arm. I don't know if you need special tools or not? Follow proper procedure.
  • bigO
    bigO - 2003 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 6/1/2012
    Suspension I'n front end not coming up.
    Go up then or don't
    0 answer
  • james
    james - 2002 Lincoln Blackwood - Steering & Suspension - 5/30/2012
    Dealership repair folks tell me the rear suspension air pump is leaking
    Where do I locate a replacement pump and how much do you estimate it will cost?
    0 answer
  • Ray
    Ray - 2001 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 5/23/2012
    Car will start but won't move out of "Park". No lights on dash and cranks with no problem.
    I have pushed it back and forth and turned the steering wheel several times.
    • Oxides
      5/23/2012 Oxides
      there is a solenoid on the column that allows the shifter to move out of park when the brake pedal is depressed. i would guess that this circuit is related to your issue. either the solenoid is bad or it is not receiving the signal from the pedal.
    • Mayor
      5/23/2012 Mayor
      You may find a small plastic plug on the shifter console. If you remove that there will be a tab inside that you can press with a small screwdriver to allow the shifter to move out of park.
  •  Lin 1992
    Lin 1992 - 1992 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 5/23/2012
    The rear of the car is really low tire sometime rub it usually lift itself up can something be done ?
    0 answer
  • Ray
    Ray - 2001 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 5/23/2012
    Car won't move out of Park.
    No engine lights are on on dashboard and cranks fine. I have pushed it back and forth and turned wheel several times.
    • Ray
      5/23/2012 Ray
      Turn key just until dash lights come on, then turn key back just until dash lights go off. Shifter should go into gear. Use neutral and emergency brake to start car.
  • nlcosby
    nlcosby - 2001 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 5/21/2012
    Would a worn steering ujoint cause the vehicle steering not to return. What is the name of the replacement part.
    Vehicle wanders. . .necessary to move steering wheel back and forth to keep car on the road. Steering wheel does not return after making turns.
    0 answer
  • Devin
    Devin - 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 5/20/2012
    Why is there a shaking or rattle noise coming from the front suspension or strut area when im in smooth terrain.
    i have 147k in mi.,it does it all the take off or stop and while traveling.The system check tells me everything is ok. air ride etc.
    0 answer
  • hillbillyflyer
    hillbillyflyer - 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 5/17/2012
    Why steering does not center after a turn.
    • SearsTech2
      5/17/2012 SearsTech2
      Your car has bad alignment most likely. Only other thing i can think of is that your steering linkage is going out.
      5/17/2012 hillbillyflyer
      Thank you very much.
    • SearsTech2
      5/17/2012 SearsTech2
      No problem!