Sagging Suspension Due to Air Leaks on Lincoln Town Car

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.

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Average mileage: 137,568 (10,000–330,545)
21 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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Car back end sags to the ground overnight. Now won't reinflate even when running.
The ais suspension light is on, the rear is sagging, and I can't afford a big repair.
1997 Lincoln Town Car 10,000 mi,
back end of car almost sitting on pavement. Visited dealer and it was fixed
2001 Lincoln Town Car 146,000 mi,
Suspension Compressor runs constantly when the car is started, rear end deflates when the car is turned off.
2005 Lincoln Town Car 61,000 mi,
My car go down when it's off. When i crank my car up it lifts up.
2004 Lincoln Town Car 100,000 mi,
I was driving my 04 and all of a sudden it went to the ground my rear end wtf.
1997 Lincoln Town Car 226,985 mi,
Passanger side goes down when parked and air compressor runs all the time.
pump ran all the time ,now it doesn'nt
1993 Lincoln Town Car 180,000 mi,
my air bags were cracking and leaking air so i replaced them with coil springs..
2001 Lincoln Town Car 126,000 mi,
Are suspension light comes on and sagging in back
2001 Lincoln Town Car 73,009 mi,
Air leaking from bags - told it was $1000 to replace, lots of other problems other people have posted as well including: water on floorboard (rear passenger) when it rains, check engine light keeps coming on due to gas cap (even after having it replaced at the dealer), I take manifold leaking (we had the same problem with our 1996 town car), electrical issues - power windows and seats randomly work.
2009 Lincoln Town Car 300,000 mi,
the compressor start at little every 5 minutes
2004 Lincoln Town Car 51,500 mi,
retrofitted with regular struts
2001 Lincoln Town Car 202,000 mi,
Car sagging to the ground in the back and won't raise even when started
1999 Lincoln Town Car 120,000 mi,
THe rear end is sagging I did the water and soap test I was able to find a really really small amount of bubbles , not sure if that is the problem , or the compressor . - note the air bags are both after market , and now one of them is only leaking with a tiny amount of bubbles . Thank you guys hope you could help
@ 130k miles, every morning the driver side rear was sitting low. Starting car fixed it. 3k miles later, dash light "Check Air Suspension" would be on at start, until car was level. Leaky air bag. Lincoln estimate was $900 for repair, $700 for replace with springs. Caught it early, the compressor did not need replacing. Bought air bags & dryer rebuild kit on eBay. Works great. I recommend a new dryer, the rebuild kit takes too much time. Still need new shocks.
2007 Lincoln Town Car 330,545 mi,
My car seems to be leaning more towards the right side. Just not sitting level, had a mechanic look at the sruts & he said that they're fine
2003 Lincoln Town Car 140,000 mi,
Air suspension light on, and rear end sags to the ground while driving or parked. Very bumpy and bouncy ride. Sometimes it resets after turning the car off and back on but it goes out at any time. Check engine soon light is also on. Had a computer hook up to the car and problem stated it was a spark plug or misfiring during first 1000rpms. Probably has nothing to do with the air suspension. Have not found a cheap fix. Lowest price to fix is $1800 for part so far.
2005 Lincoln Town Car 174,567 mi,
The rear end is almost sitting on the tires. I need the rear air suspension fixed.
2001 Lincoln Town Car 174,495 mi,
it died! need new compressor is my guess