Mechanics

1. HOW DO I CHANGE THE AIR DRYER HOSE ON THE AIR COMPRESSOR MOTOR FOR THE AIR SUSPENSION?? 2. WHERE IS THE LOAD LEVELER LOCATED FOR THIS CAR??

1997 Lincoln Town Car • 204,000 miles

MY 1997 LINCOLN TOWNCAR CARTIER IS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE AIR SUSPENSION. I HAVE TO TURN THE AIR SUSPENSION SWITCH OFF, START THE CAR, TURN THE SWITCH ON, IN ORDER FOR THE AIR MOTOR TO COME ON, AND RAISE THE CAR. I WANT TO CHANGE THE AIR MOTOR, AND DRYER, BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET THE AIR HOSE OFF OF THE DRYER, TO CONNECT IT TO THE NEW DRYER.

I HAVE READ THAT THERE IS AN AIR SUSPENSION LEVELER SWITCH, BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHERE IT IS, BUR T SOME SAY IT IS ON THE REAR AXLE.

WHEN THE LOAD CHANGES, THE AIR MOTOR NO LONGER COMES ON AUTOMATICALLY. THAT IS MY ISSUE IN SIMPLE TERMS.
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BIGDADDY
February 11, 2012.



Air suspension switch is in the trunk, on the right support.
REAR ELECTRONIC SUSPENSION SYSTEM -1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
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AIR COMPRESSOR/DRIER ASSEMBLY

Removal & Installation

1.
Compressor assembly is mounted in engine compartment on left fender apron, below air cleaner. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove air cleaner assembly. Remove windshield washer
reservoir.
Remove compressor splash shield and push pins. Remove air line from drier by pushing retainer inward and pulling out air line. Disconnect compressor electrical connector.
3. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove 3 retaining nuts securing compressor assembly to fender apron. Lower vehicle. Remove compressor assembly. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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Rivermikerat
Feb 11, 2012.
Thank you so much rivermikerat. Very simple to remove the air hose from the dryer, when you know how--lol. I purchased a used air suspension motor and dryer from a salvage yard, just to check out my problem. I am extremely happy to report that the air motor is cycling properly since I replaced the dryer. However, my air bags are leaking, causing the motor to over work.


Tiny
BIGDADDY
Feb 12, 2012.
My pleasure bigdaddy. Always happy to help.

Ouch. That's not a good thing. If you want, when you're ready to tackle it, post a question on it and one of use will be happy to give you the instructions for it.


Rivermikerat
Feb 12, 2012.
I am happy to report that I tackled the task of replacing my air springs myself. And, I got it done, and the Cartier rides like new.
New question--I bought a set of Motorcraft spark plugs for the 1997 Lincoln Towncar Cartier. Although the main number is the same on all 8 plugs(AGSF-32FM), 4 of the plugs have a 2a on them, and the other four have a 1H. What is this number, and should all 8 plugs have this number in common?

BIGDADDY


Tiny
BIGDADDY
Mar 25, 2012.
My listings for Motorcraft plugs shows an SP-432, which corresponds to the AGSF-32FM you have. Where in relation to the main part number are these extra numbers? I'm guessing they're probably production date codes, pertaining to the day/month/shift they were produced.

The most important thing with the plugs is t make sure they're all gapped to.054".


Rivermikerat
Mar 25, 2012.