1997 Lincoln Mark VIII



October, 22, 2010 AT 4:23 PM

Suspension problem
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 285235 miles

I had a pin hole leak located on the rear tire, the compressor is good but when I turn off the car or hit a bump on the road the system goes down and it takes longer now for the car to get back up to drive. Is there another way to fix this other than replacing all the major parts of the air ride system. Please help its the only car I can afford for now.

1 Answer



February, 6, 2011 AT 6:40 PM

The problem is because of the leak. You can go to the dealer and spend $1,500+, go to an aftermarket company for the air suspension parts -OR- do a coil conversion on the vehicle. Doing the coil conversion WILL BE cheaper in the long run for sure. It is recommended to do all 4 wheels to keep from having problems, but if money is tight, you could just do the rear conversion to get you by for awhile.

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