2004 Lincoln LS Q&A
2004 Lincoln LS Question: Hard Ride
The ride is hard, even on the highway. I feel the road surface even if the pavement looks perfect. The tires are new and I am reasonably sure the tires and wheels are balanced properly. There is almost a subliminal constant vibration which being masked by the road variances. - BigGym
it sounds like the air suspension has a problem. take it to a shop and verify the system is acting correctly. when it malfunctions, the hard ride is the result. Roy - mastertech6371
Roy - this one doesn't have air suspension...you are dead on when it comes to a Town Car or Continental, for sure. My thinking is that the new tires don't have the comfortable ride that your old ones did. The LS has a firm suspension, to be sure - European style like a BMW and such. The Michelin tires standard on the 17" size are very specific to the vehicle, and support the ride quality that the car desires. If you have the 16" tires - they I believe were Continental and were also fitted for the car. Separate from that, your LS has a fairly common potential for wheel bearing issues. If you're getting any abnormal kind of a grind - I would have your wheels checked for good rotation and movement - making sure there is no wheel bearing drag. Good luck. - DaveJHM
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