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Lincoln Mark VIII Compressor Failure Due to Air Leaks From Air Suspension Struts and Drier

 
Lincoln Mark VIII Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Average Mileage: 122,473 mi (73,392 mi - 165,000 mi)

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Sagging suspension can be a result of air suspension struts and/or drier leaking air. These type of air leaks can lead to failure of the air suspension compressor.

  • Visitor, , 119,000 mi

    front and rear bags go down when parked a few days. after starting it back up, front bags will pump up, but back bags wont. Called my mech., he said turn button in the truck off for 15 seconds, ( I turned it off for 3 minutes), then turn ignition back on. I turned engine back on and pumps working now, and everything cool., so far

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  • when car is off air leaks down completely after several hours of sitting and over 60 mph.. but when slowing down under 60 mph will not pump/raise back up

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  • Visitor, , 110,500 mi

    air leak car gets low

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  • air pump disfuction

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  • my back suspension goes down when parked

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    REPLACED AIR SPRINGS AND PUMP

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  • 98 Lincoln Mark 8, Front air bag system leaks and pump is not working... Can the regular front end from a 98 ford taurus replace the air system ???

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  •  Rookie

    Hello, I have a 93 Mark viii and it has an air leak in my front passenger side airbag and I was about to order 4 new bags along with new control arms and such. However I just noticed that my compressor is no longer coming on for the 90 seconds and then shutting off to give the "check air ride" warning. Now when I turn the car on, the warning comes on right away and the compressor never comes on. I checked fuses in both boxes that had anything to do with suspension/compressor and all were okay. I am wondering if I have burnt the compressor motor out by running it with the leak and what would be the easiest way to test it before buying a new one; I now realize that I should have turned the air ride switch off before driving it. I also live in a smog exempt area and am looking for a set of headers, any advice would be appreciated; thanks!

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  •  Rookie

    it wasn't fixed, couldn't determine cause

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Air ride system check message, sagging front suspension.

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