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  • lincolncontinental
  • 1994 Lincoln Continental
  • 115,198 miles

I have a 1994 lincoln continental exquisite series. The airbag suspension has gone bad the front will some times raise up but the back never will. How can I fix it. When I get in the car and start it the front suspension goes up and the back doesn't. Should I just get shocks or struts put on it or would there be a simple and cheaper fix.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 9:22 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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Shock absorbers and struts don't hold the car up, they just keep it from bouncing. Springs hold the car up. Most Fords use coil springs but on some models they still insist on using air springs that leave owners looking for practical repairs that don't cost a fortune. There are kits made by aftermarket companies to address this common problem. The air springs are replaced with regular coil springs. If you want to retain some degree of adjustability, there are replacement shock absorbers that incorporate air springs but those aren't nearly strong enough to hold the car up by themselves without the coil springs.

Most people at any alignment shop will be familiar with the aftermarket fixes for this Ford problem. In a few cases standard replacement springs from one model will work as replacements in another model.

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