Mechanics

REAR AIR BAGS

1993 Lincoln Town Car

Suspension problem
1993 Lincoln Town Car V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

I would like to replace my rear air bags that are leaking. Ford dealer says $300 a piece plus labor. I asked at the over the counter parts shop and they thought it might be better to replace with a kit that has spring strut assembly at about $225 each. What should I do and/or would this after market thing work? Should I just buy the bags from the dealer and install myself?
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CRB
August 6, 2008.




If u do air, LOOK UP ARNOTT INC, THE 2 BAGS AND AIR PUMP WILL COST U LESS THAN 370.00, INSTALL UR SELF, COMES WITH INSTRUCTION, LET ME BRIEF U. TURN OFF AIR SWITCH IN TRUNK, LIFT CAR ON BOTH SIDES, REMOVE METAL RETAINER CLIPS ON AIR SOLEINOID(WITH SCREW DRIVER )TURN SOLINOID COUNTER CLOCKWISE, PULL 2 RELEASE AIR, THEN TURN AGAIN COUNTER CLOCK AND REMOVE SOLINOID. REMOVE COTTER PIN AT TOP OF AIR BAG( USE A LONG SCREWDRIVER AND HAMMER 2 TAP OUT)KEEP COTTER PINS)2 DO THIS U MUST GO THROUGH WHEEL BASE. 1 PIN ON EACH SIDE. THEN TAP BOTTOM OF AIRBAG OFF REAR AXLE LOCK POINTS WITH CROW BAR AND HAMMER. EACH OLD BAG WILL HAVE A METAL RETAINER CLIP UNDERNEATH, REMOVE FROM OLD BAG AND SNAP ONTO NEW BAG, MOUNT NEW BAGS WITH AIR CONNECTION POINTING 2 PASSENGER SIDE OF CAR AS WHEN REMOVE. IN STALL COTTER PINS THROUGH WHEEL BASE. REINSTALL SOLINOID(CLOCKWISE, PUSH, CLOCKWISE, THEN SNAP ON RETAINER CLIP) IF OLD AIR PUMP STILL WORKS, HAVE AN ASSISTANT TURN KEY TO ON POSITION. TURN ON AIR SWITCH IN TRUNK, AND GUIDE BAGS TO THE LOCK POINTS ON AXLE. WHEN BAGS TOUCH LOCK POINTS, TURN OFF SWITCH IN TRUNK, MAKE SURE BAG AND LOCK POINTS ARE LINE UP PERFECTLY(MUST BE TOUCHING BUT NOT COMPLETELY LOCKED)LOWER CAR, TURN SWITH ON AND START CAR, BAGS WILL LOCK ONTO AXLE AND RAISE CAR. DONT GET SPOILED YET. TURN OFF SWITCH AND INSTALL NEW AIR PUMP AND GET YA PIMP ON.

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Djfinesse80
Aug 11, 2008.


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