I OWN A 2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR.I HAVW 66,000 MILES ON IT.IT HAS HAD ALOT OF PROBLEMS WIT REAR SUSPENSION.THE SERVICE CENTER DOESNT KNOW HOW TO FIX CARI HAVE CHANGED ALL FRONT END PARTS.I HAD A NEW MODULATOR PUT IN LAST MONTH AND IT STILL IS LOWER IN BACK OF CAR THATN FRONT,SO I HAD AIR BAGS CHANGED LAST WEEK AND IT IS STILL 27 " IN BACK END FROM TIRE TOP FENDER TO GROUND.AND IS 29 " INFRONT?I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ANY MORE I AHD ALL SENSORS CHANGED IN BACK EVEN HOESE TO AIR SUSUPENSION.BUT WHEN I START THE CAR THE COMPRESSOR CAMES ON FOR 20 seconds and when i drive it the car starts lowering at excattly 20 miles then i start feeeling the rd bumps really bad.and if i let it sit and cool it will be good again foe 20 miles then drop down.what is wrong with i this car.i have vchanged everything except air commpreesor.could that be whats wrong.when the car drops in rear it starts shaking as well.im ready to get rid of it ecause of it.its a beautiful flawless car with all options imaqineable...do you think air comp. is bad and is shutting of when it overs heats??help me i have poured over 3,000 into this car in a yr.and they have screwed me over because they dont knoweither so they are guessingand there are no codes or even check suspension light on (nothing) pops upso i think its compressor or someone tole me there is a pivot sensor on top of rear axle that is off and crompressor thinks its high enough and shuts down before it fills up??thanks desparate in michigan...email@example.com is my email...
suspension problem in rear air bags on 2000 Lincoln Town Car
by poocht in Belleville, MI on August 01, 2010
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by sts_rider on August 01, 2010
That's a common problem with lincoln is the air bag system, The best advice I can give is to convert it over. They sell kits to do it at a fraction of the cost it would take to keep the air bag system here's 2 web site2 you can check out www.rockauto.com or www.strutmasters.com to get pricing on the conversion kit.
COMMENT by Visitor on August 02, 2010
Buy the kit!!! It took less than an hour to install!
COMMENT by ClaudiaReed on August 16, 2010
I so prefer Strutmasters over Rockauto. One simple fact is the staff at Strutmasters answered any questions that I had with no hesitation at all. Their prices are better too. I like the fact that their products are all made in the United States and they are backed by a lifetime warranty. Strutmasters fixed my ride!!!
ANSWER by MarioChavez on August 05, 2010
Hi... Im sorry you are having a hard tme with your car. I had a Town Car too. And just like you I spent a lot of money on it without fixing it. I finally gave up and gave in to my wife... she said "Call Strutmasters.com" I had seen them everywhere and so I finally called them. I must say that Im so glad I did. I got a non air conversion kit for my ride! NO MORE AIR!! I love the way my car rides and I love the price I paid. I'll tell you its a whole lot cheaper than that air your putting on there. Give them a call and they will help you get the right kit for your vehicle. :)
ANSWER by greghickory on November 17, 2010
I have a 2000 Lincoln Town Car and noticed the rear air bags was leaking. After I spent TONS of money on a compressor and a airbag, and it still didn't fix the problem. I knew it had to be something else wrong with it. My wife got online and found a website called Strutmasters.com and found a conversion kit that total eliminated the air and fixed my problem permanently. I saved a whole bunch of money than what i would have paid for one air bag. ALSO COMES WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY. YOU CANT BEAT THAT!
compressor for air bags runs and stops every 3 minutes
I jacked it up and forgot to turn air switch off and now it feels like Im driving a car that is floating down the road
The air baggs feel like they are filled to max capacity when driving. Its as if you are floating or getting ready for take off in a plane. The rear air bags have it looking like a older racecar low...
No warning lights on dealer says leaking a bit. No sagging in the rear.
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.