2000 Lincoln Town Car front end high back end low

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BERTA2145
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  • 2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,000 MILES
I have a 2000 Lincoln Town Car, with 78000 miles on it. 40,000 of those miles are mostly highway miles. Yesterday I ran holiday errands with no issues. This morning I drove 2 miles to the grocery store and noticed the ride had no smoothness. It was very bouncy. When I emerged from the store, I saw that the back end of the car was hanging very low to the ground, and the front end is very high. Last night was the coldest night of the season thus far (18 degrees). Does this sound like a suspension problem, shocks or struts problem, etc? Thanks
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 8:29 AM

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Hi Berta;

Lincoln Town Cars have an air ride suspension.

2 airbags in the front and two in the rear.

It sounds like your rear "Air Bags" are leaking out air.
Possibly the air pump motor which supplies air to the air bags is faulty.

When you start the vehicle listen for a pump "humming" sound. If you hear it. The pump will shut off in less than a minute. If you do not hear it, I would have the pump motor checked by a mechanic.

>>There is a rocker switch in the trunk << on the drivers, near a little thin cable that you would use if your fuel door needs manual opening, it should have a yellow tag with a picture/Icon of a gas pump on it. The switch is black and in plain view. Make sure the switch is in the "ON" position.

The white "OFF" letters should be in the up position. Any repair facility or side of the road filling station with a mechanic on duty will know what position the switch is in "OFF or "ON". If someone has changed a tire, jacked up your town car or put in on a lift etc. Etc. They turned the pump "OFF" to prevent damage to your air bags and forgot to turn the switch back on.

If someone jacked up your town car or put in on a lift etc. Etc. And "DID NOT" turn the switch to "OFF" your air bags "HAVE BEEN" damaged.
The repair for 2 air bags is expensive. I hope it is not the case for you and it is something minor and easy to fix!

I hope everything turns out for the best for you and this information helped.

Good Luck;
Rick
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