Mechanics

IS THERE A WAY TO ADJUST THE VEHICLE HEIGHT WITHOUT A SCAN TOOL?

2006 Lincoln Navigator • 100,000 miles

Came out and RF bag deflated. Turned off air ride and jacked up vehicle. Replaced the RF solinoid. Put wheel back on ground and turned on air ride. Bags inflated and is inflating and venting 4X4, kneel and 2X4 ride height. However, RF now is ~ 2 inches higher than LF. Can I adjust without access to appropriate scan tool?
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Floistad
May 13, 2012.




Scan tol does not adjust. It is done by the height sensors on each wheel.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.
Sorry, is there a way to recalibrate the height sensors to level the left and right sides?
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Tiny
Floistad
May 13, 2012.
No, if one is lower than the other, then you may have a bad air bag on the effected wheel.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.
Negative, prior to replacing the solinoid, 3 of 4 corners were similar (after compensating for the RF all the way down). Now, RF is higher than the remaining 3. However, both front kneel and all 4 raise ~ 1 inch when activating the 4x4 offroad. When deactivating 4x4 offroad all 4 lower. But RF is still higher than LF.

Tiny
Floistad
May 13, 2012.
Did you use factory parts?
Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.
No I didn't. The RF solinoid is the only one replaced. I used the $30 Arnott versus the $200 factory.

Tiny
Floistad
May 13, 2012.
Would a non-Ford solinoid affect the ride height of one corner of the vehicle when it vents (to kneel) and then reinflates?

Tiny
Floistad
May 13, 2012.
I would never trust aftermarket for these systems unless you do them all.

Thats why the factory is 200 and the other isnt. Sometimes, the aftermarket units do not meet the specs of factory parts resulting in some weird situations.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 14, 2012.
Thanks for your time.

I checked into the testing procedures in the Lincoln manuals and it describes the recalibration process (with Ford scanner). I quess I will have to pay a dealership to recalibrate the ride height. I was hoping to be able to save the time and do it myself.

Tiny
Floistad
May 14, 2012.

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