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AIR SUSPENSION

1994 Lincoln Town Car

Suspension problem
1994 Lincoln Town Car V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 141255 miles

When I start my car the air suspension does not come on and my check air suspension light comes on after about 30 seconds. The car is leaning to the passenger side. The car is also sitting low in the back. I was replacing the fuse to kick the suspension on and the car would rise but now its not coming on at all. What could be the problem? Do you think my compressor is gone or something else. What would blow a fuse and kick the suspension back off?
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Tricia501
July 30, 2008.




U HAVE A LEAK IN YUR SYSTEM. UR PUMP HAS SEEN ITS LAST DAYS. THE BAD PUMP IS BLOWING THE FUSE. REPLACING IT IS OBSOLITE. REPLACE WITH COIL SPRINGS TO ELIMINATE FUTURE PROBLEMS ( WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THE SMOOTH RIDE) OR ONLINE SEE ARNOTT INC. COM, CALL THEM, AND TELL THEM KENNETH PRESCOTT(A CUSTOMER) REFERED U, ORDER 2 AIR SPRINGS, AND PUMP W/DRYER, AND FLOAT ON AIR FOR $350.00 I RECOMMEND NEW SHOCKS AS WELL, YES YUR CAR HAS SHOCKS TO ASSIST THE AIR SPRINGS. EZ 2 INSTALL IF U NEED HELP EMAIL djfinesse80@yahoo. Com

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Djfinesse80
Jul 30, 2008.
Town car suspensions (all air suspensions) will develop a slow leak in the air bellows. This occurs because of dry-rot in the rubber. When the leak starts. It is a slow progression. If you ever noticed the vehicle lower in the morning or after it sits for several hours. Your compressor will come on more frequently to try and keep up with the leak. The piston of your compressor is not lubricated. It has tephlon rings. Newtons Law on Force is F=MuMA (Force =Mu coefficient of friction - times mass - times acceleration). Once the piston has come on more often the coefficient of friction increases. Therefore requires more Force to achieve the same acceleration of the piston to inflate to the recommended pressure. The fuse is a 30 amp fuse in most cases and will allow it to draw more current to compensate for the increased load on the piston. As we all know rubber will eventually fail. If not caught early. The compressor will be the next thing to fail. The good news is you have several options. Our main competitor has their products made in China and assembled in the USA. Our components are made in the USA by American companies. The only exception to this is the Good Year Rubber sleeve which is produced by Good Year in Central Mexico. We have noticed that 50% of our customers convert to non air suspension and 50% keep the air suspension. Most times it is purely based on economics. Converting is cheaper. But, if you need the leveling support of the air springs for maybe a wheelchair or small trailer. We have never had a customer express any disapproval of the conversion kits. Satisfaction is guaranteed at Suncore Industries. is your source for all your air suspension needs. Sincerely, Jason Lovins Below are the components needed for he Town Car suspension. Items can be purchased individually or as kits.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/269708_LincolnTownCarAirSuspension_3.jpg


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Suncore Industries
Nov 11, 2008.
I converted my 93 Lincoln Town Car air suspension to one of Strutmasters air suspension conversion kits. Couldn't be happier.

It's like a new car again. Rides good. It was inexpensive and they have a lifetime warranty on them so it was a no-brainer for me.

Justin

Here's a picture of the one I bought...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/341967_LTCR2S2T_1.jpg

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Vigorfish
Apr 9, 2009.
I ended up just converting my air suspension with one of the conversion kits from http://www.strutmasters.com too. It came with a lifetime warranty and the ride actually handles and corners better than the air ride. When a car turns a corner, it leans into the corner naturally. The air suspension tries to adjust against that lean. Coil springs just are the more reliable, more permanent way to go.

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SurfsideKing
May 20, 2009.

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