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Dion

Dion 8/26/2012

1994 Lincoln Town Car Executive 8 Cyl 4.6L

Steering & Suspension

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 the air bags are slowly going down. I checked the fuse box under the hood and found the 30 amp fuse for the air suspension was blown and i replaced it but the system still will not come on. Soon after I crank the car the " Check Air Suspention" indicator light comes on. What could be causing this problem?

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Jimm

Jimm 8/26/2012

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.

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Jimm

Dion 8/26/2012

I tried that and nothing happened. It acts like the air compressor is not getting power.

Jimm

Jimm 8/26/2012

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.

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Jimm

Dion 8/26/2012

Thanks for the assistance. I think I may just order the conversion kit and be done with it.

olds40316mm

olds40316mm 8/26/2012

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 .

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