The original suspension air bags lasted 13 years. New ones installed 2 years ago and air bag suspension is out again.
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1996 Lincoln Town Car
Question: How long should new suspension air bags last?
patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 31, 2010, 09:40Master
They are a problem with those cars but should last more than two years were they "new parts"? Not sure about Lincoln but some Range Rover and Jaguar had a kit to convert to traditional shocks and springs.
Answer #2delane 72 garage and body shop December 31, 2010, 20:12Master
best to put new spring back in place of air bags
Answer #3DaveJHM December 31, 2010, 22:31Master
I disagree. Conventional coil springs are miserable for a Town Car. And, this time, the springs are probably not the problem anyway. It is likely the compressor not doing its part, or tmore likely, the drier leaking. Replacing a drier can be less than $250. Go for a diagnosis and have it checked before committing to anything. Good luck.
Answer #4Visitor, June 08, 2011, 05:53
air bags are more expensive to maintain than springs but the ride is worth it unless you are on a budget and then you probably shouldn't own a lincoln,they are fine cars but like any luxury car they are more expensive to maintain when thay get older.