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  • ZHARRIS
    ZHARRIS - 2001 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 9/23/2010
    WY DOES MY REAR END WONT LIFT UP LEVEL
    MY CHECK SUSP. LIGHT COMES ON SOMEONE TOLD ME TO CHECK THECONNECTION MODULE FOR CORROSION
     
    • Bobby
      9/17/2010 Bobby
      either there is a leak in the air suspension system could be the air suspension bags or a broken aire hose., or a problem with the electrical part of the system being the compressor or relay or wiring.
      Bobby
      9/23/2010 ZHARRIS
      I TOOK IT TO THE SHOP THEY TOLD ME IT WAS MY COMPRESSOR HE GAVE ME A PRICE OF $140 TO INSTALL IT I JUST NEED TO SUPPLY THE PART. I CALLED MOST OF THE AUTOPARTS STORE IN MY AREA THEY DONT CARRY IT MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE ME AN IDEAL OF WHERE I CAN FIND THIS PART. ALSO THEY SAID I SHOULD CONSIDER REPLACING THE AIRBAGS WITH COIL SPRINGS DO YOU THINK THIS IS WISE
    • ZHARRIS
      9/23/2010 ZHARRIS
      I LIVE IN DETROIT MI
  • bigone
    bigone - 2003 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/23/2010
    HOW TO REPLACE FRONT SHOCKS/STRUTS ON 2003 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
    [email protected]
     
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  • bigone
    bigone - 2003 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/20/2010
    How to replace front shocks/struts 2003 lincoln town car
     
    • Gran Turismo 5
      9/20/2010 Gran Turismo 5
      Post your email, i have the complete instructions.
      Gran Turismo 5
      9/21/2010 bigone
      thank you for answering my question but I can not find the answer please send it again THANKS BIGONE
      Gran Turismo 5
      9/22/2010 bigone
      [email protected] 2003 town car shock/struts thyanks bigone
  • aaron
    aaron - 1997 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/18/2010
    My rear shocks wont left the rear of the car so it bottumsout
    i don't know what to get is in parts to replace them .i know shocks ,but are thay esey to replace and do you have a pitures of what i need to get to do this
     
    • Bill
      9/18/2010 Bill
      Check first to see if you have an automatic rear leveling system. These ussually are air bag like devices run by a on board small air compressor. When you turn on the ignition you will hear a slight humming noise from the trunk area if in fact this is the case. If so dig deeper
  • jenny
    jenny - 2003 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 9/7/2010
    Trying to find out if it the height sensor is the name of the part i need for my truck.
    sometimes it raises then other times it does nothing.
     
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  • James [Jim]
    James [Jim] - 1984 Lincoln Mark VII - Steering & Suspension - 9/7/2010
    Why does my car drift to the left and shake on the front left side when I'm driving 55-65 mph?
    After noticing this problem about a week ago, I looked under the front end and noticed the control arm bushings on the driver's side were completely gone. How do I go about replacing the bushings [step-by-step] and should I also get the front-end aligned ...
     
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  • fearless
    fearless - 1994 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 9/1/2010
    How do I troubleshoot the air suspension system on my Lincoln ??
    Only the rear has air springs on it and the RR hangs low and drags very easily
     
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  • SAMUEL WATKINS
    SAMUEL WATKINS - 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 8/31/2010
    THE AIR RIDE SYSTEM DO NOT WORK
    AIR RIDE SYSTEM
     
    • wgr2112
      6/28/2010 wgr2112
      There are a LOT of things that can go wrong! It could need a new compressor or just a relay. A little more information is necessary to make a proper diagnosis.
    • Wade
      8/31/2010 Wade
      check out Suncore.com for info on air ride parts they will amaze you. I brought my parts through them and i had money left!
  • cynthia
    cynthia - 1999 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/27/2010
    Air suspension light is goes on and off
     
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  • bob
    bob - 1986 Lincoln Mark VII - Steering & Suspension - 8/25/2010
    Passenger side air ride suspension lifts upon starting, then immediately starts to drop
    this seems to happen more often than not(dropping), but more often when the weather is cold; doesn't matter whethr driving or idling; the warning always follows: check air suspension system
     
    • Bobby
      8/25/2010 Bobby
      either the pump is weak and not able to keep filling the air suspension or one or both of the bags are leaking. test it to see if you can hear any hissing noises that might be leaking. otherwise it is probably the air suspension pump dieing
  • Sonny
     
    • TechSam
      8/25/2010 TechSam
      Yes you can, open the nut on the ball joint, put a pry bar to force the control arm down while another person hit with the hammer the area where the nut sits, be careful you dont want to brake any thing and always wear safety glasses.
      Good luck.
  • Alice
    Alice - 1997 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/22/2010
    What makes the back end of the car so low and bumping the ground and driving rough?
    160,435 miles, check air suspension light came on and beep sounded. We changed out the fuse, but air suspension bags don't seem to inflate and back end of car is almost dragging the ground. I can't seem to find air suspension bags in the parts listing??
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/22/2010 HouseCallAuto
      They are called air springs. Determine that the air suspension compressor is functional by hearing it run. Check the fuse of course. If the compressor runs then the cause is likely that the rear air springs are porous and leaking, but if the compressor NEVER turns on then the cause is likely to be a bad air suspension module behind the glove compartment.
  • RANDY BAUM
    RANDY BAUM - 2003 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/19/2010
    NO POWER STEERING PUMP REPLACED AND RACK REPLACED
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/19/2010 HouseCallAuto
      1. Check fuse F1-10 10 amp in the engine compartment fuse box and fuse F2-8 10A in the interior fuse panel to make sure both fuses are present and have voltage on both sides.

      2. If the fuses are OK, verify the Variable Assist Power Steering (VAPS) actuator is connected (this will be the actuator on the rack with a Light Green/Black (LG/BK) and Light Blue/Yellow (LB/YE) wire to it).

      3. If the actuator is fully connected, backprobe the two wires and check for voltage with the engine running at idle (normally voltage will be roughly 6-10 V). If voltage is present, but there is low or no assist, suspect a faulty VAPS actuator, or a defective rack.

      4. If there is no voltage, check each wire between the VAPS module and the actuator for high resistance, open circuit, or short to ground. Repair the wires as needed and retest.
      Potential Causes:
      Power Steering Rack And Pinion Assembly (not that cause you replaced it)
      Variable Assist Power Steering (VAPS) Actuator - possible
      Variable Assist Power Steering (VAPS) Actuator Wiring - possible
      Variable Assist Power Steering (VAPS) Module - possible

  • tomw
    tomw - 2000 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 8/18/2010
    Air suspension light on.. air pump doesn't turn on. Is this a major problem?
     
    • Bobby
      8/18/2010 Bobby
      Without the air suspension the car will sink and cause damage to other steering and suspension components. check the trunk to make sure the air suspension switch isn't turned off.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Lincoln LS - Steering & Suspension - 8/12/2010
    Need to know what parts come with the power steering pump assembly? Secifically if the pressure line and seal is include
    Should the pressure line be included with the purchase of a power steering pump assembly?