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  • Sharyn
    Sharyn - 1999 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 2/1/2011
    I was told I need Upper and lower ball joints What kind of cost am I looking at?
    • yboy82
      1/30/2011 yboy82
      Try to visit this link to see a list of parts you needed and their prices
      And you can use the Find a Shop feature of AutoMD to see a list of shop near you with their address, telephone # and labor rate per hour. You can call a couple of them to compare prices and opinions.
    • Art
      2/1/2011 Art
      I just had this work done on my 1997 TC. Upper and Lower Ball Joints on both sides cost me a little over $1400.
      4/2/2011 kapcha
      What??? Get another mechanic. I replaced mine for a little over third of what you paid!!!
  • JOY
    JOY - 1996 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 1/26/2011
    Why does my steering wheel shake?
    While driving when car is warm and I speed up to 40 mph on the highway my steering wheel starts to shake like crazy. it shakes so bad that I have to take my hands off until it stops I have to reduce my speed down to below 40mph. Then at times it won't shake that bad ...
    • Mike
      1/26/2011 Mike
      Check the tires and wheels first.
      1/26/2011 JOY
      they were checked and I was told that I had two bad front tires and it needs a front inner and outer tie rods. Would that be a reason for the shaking?
  • Cosmojfm
    Cosmojfm - 2003 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 1/21/2011
    How do i replace the control module for the air suspension for a 2003 lincoln navigator
    just replaced strut 2 rear air suspension bags
    • robert
      1/21/2011 robert
      Accoring to the manuals it is behind the insturment cluster so you would have to pull the cluster and their it is.
  • sherri brewer
    sherri brewer - 1999 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 1/19/2011
    Were is the leveler for the airride susp.
      navigate to this site and see if this helps you
    • Bill
      1/19/2011 Bill
      It's got like airbags being pumped up by a compressor regulated by a PSI regulator and any one of these could be problem including a fuse blown becausr of an over burdened pump because of leak. My suggestion if mine would be to replace Rear air ride with Shocks/Struts on this year vehicle to level it out.
  • movee
    movee - 2003 Lincoln LS - Steering & Suspension - 1/16/2011
    The car has a leak ,and white smoke appears from under hood after it gets parked
    • yboy82
      1/16/2011 yboy82
      You can try to perform a radiator pressure test to check coolant leak and check if your radiator cap is still holding pressure efficiently.

      You can also visit this link to have an idea how to perform a radiator pressure test
    • Donut
      1/16/2011 Donut
      My take on the smoke coming out from under your hood is a blown line. It COULD be just some oil burning off of your exhaust. The coolant lines are under there too and antifreeze will burn and cause white smoke. First thing to do is check for leaks. See if you can pin-point where the stuff that is burning if coming from, Make sure you coolant level is good as well.

      Of course, there are worse case scenarios but lets stay positive and focus on the first solution.

  • 9hpps6
    9hpps6 - 2003 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 1/4/2011
    Where can i find air bags suspension. one bag is up other one down
  • page
    page - 2000 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 1/1/2011
    Not sure why air suspension light is on
      # A Lincoln Town Car's air suspension uses a small, separate air compressor under the driver’s side left fender well, and air lines run to the air bags. On top of each air bag is a electrical valve that serves as a relief valve that allows air to be exhausted when activated. The valve senses the amount of air pressure within the air bag to keep both sides equal. These valves are operated via a leveling sensor that is attached to the body of the car and to the rear axle by a movable arm. When the rear of the car drops because of an increased load, the arm is pushed up, turning on the air compressor and filling the air bags to level the car. When the load is removed and the arm moves down, indicating that the back of the car has risen, the sensor opens the valve on the air bags and allows air to escape, lowering the car.
      Air-Suspension Switch
      # If the back of the car is low, indicating that the air suspension is not working, and the air suspension light is on, check the fuse. If the fuse is all right, make sure the air-suspension switch in the trunk is on. This switch is used when the car is in for service. Always turn off the switch before lifting the car, because the sensor will think the car is rising and keep the air bag valves open, ruining the rear air suspension.
      Switch Terminals
      # Turn the ignition key with the engine off, and listen for the compressor to come on while pushing down on the rear bumper. If it does not come on, test the switch terminals for power with a circuit tester. If one terminal has power and the other does not, replace the switch.

      If there is power, turn the switch to the "Off" position, raise the vehicle and place it on jack stands in the rear. Inspect the leveling switch on the axle, making sure it is not bent and is connected. Use an ohmmeter for this test. Pull the electrical connector off the switch. Loosen the arm of the switch from the axle. Test the switch with the ohmmeter by checking across both terminals while slowly moving the arm. There should be no continuity with the arm down. As the arm is raised, there should be continuity. If not, replace the switch. If there was continuity, connect the arm and the electrical connector.
      Check for Power
      # Put a floor jack under the axle and raise the axle so it is just beginning to lift the car off the jack stand. Turn on the ignition. Turn the air suspension switch to the "On" position. Use the circuit tester to check for power at the leveling switch. If there is power, turn the air-suspension switch to "Off" and lower the car.

      Access the air compressor in the front, under the hood, and check the electrical connector for power. If there is power, check for a good ground. If both are good, replace the compressor. If the compressor works and the car does not rise in the back, replace the air bags

  • antoniomaxwell
    antoniomaxwell - 1993 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 12/8/2010
    How to take off rear shocks
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/8/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Nasty job in the driveway. Usually have to disconnect the lower shock mount first and then bend the shock back and forth to snap it off at the upper stud.
  • j cruz
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/25/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Raise the RF tire off the ground and see if there is any excessive looseness or sound when you spin it by hand. maybe a bad wheel bearing, loose caliper, missing caliper mounting bolt. Recreate the noise, that is key and you should be able to.
    BENZ ENOW BATE - 2000 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 11/22/2010
    How can i stop a front suspension noise
    it happen when i iam driving yes it occur all the time about six months ago yes the check engine light is on yes the suspension light is on but goes off at times i susgest it's a bushing problem.also there is a drive fan belt noise AND WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING ...
    BENZ ENOW BATE - 2000 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 11/22/2010
    How can i stop front suspension noise
    brushing problems or shocks because when the car moves there is that noiseor when you shike the vehicle on a standstill point you hear the front suspension noise I WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING: lower and uper arm bushings,sway bushings,bolt joints,stabilizer bar ...
  • tomi187
    tomi187 - 2004 Lincoln Aviator - Steering & Suspension - 11/10/2010
    I am hearing a humming noise comparable to loud tire noise coming from front of vehicle it is loudest while coasting.
    I am thinking it may be a wheelhub bearing, I have replaced the tires so i have ruled that out and replaced the brakes recently. I am wondering can a bad bearing produce a deeper humming noise rather than a squeeking or grinding noise. That is the only reason why I ...
      11/10/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      I may say no for the humming noise for the bad bearing. Humming can be cause of your bad accessory belt or alternator belt; a loose belt can also cause you this. Inspect the belt for loose tension, cracks or worn alternator bearing and then replace parts if needed. Check also your tire pressure maybe low; it can produce a humming sound while at high speed.
      7/2/2013 tomi187
  • jaykaybrad
    jaykaybrad - 1997 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 11/4/2010
    Can I replace the lower control arm bushings only or do I have to replace the entire lower control arm?
    • HKS Guy
      11/4/2010 HKS Guy
      Yeah you can replace the bushings only. Im assuming your control arm is in pristine condition (not bent or anything like that)

      Take your pic, but Moog is good enough for me.|0

  • pblack1
    pblack1 - 1998 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 10/23/2010
    Is there a master reset for the air suspension?
    The truck sat for about 6 months and the rear went down and the pump won't kick in to raise it back up.
    • Bill
      10/23/2010 Bill
      I don't think there is a reset but there is a fuse. Check it.
  • Wlkgmn
    Wlkgmn - 1992 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 10/22/2010
    How much time is involved in installing a Rack & Pinion in a '92 Lincoln Continental Executive