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1997 Lincoln Continental Question: wont lift

 

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97luvmycar, Wilson, NC, April 25, 2009, 13:55
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i can still hear the motor running like it wants to rise but it wont I found a cord that when put back the sound of the lifting motor is not as loud!! Somebody please help I LUV MY CAR

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  • Answer #1

    May 03, 2009, 01:05
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    Many vehicles with air suspension develop leaks as they age, these leaks cause the pump to stay on longer than they should and eventually burn out the pump motor. Where are you putting the "cord" back when you get the pump motor sound to change? Is one corner of the vehicle lower than any other? What usually happens is the drier for the air suspension compressor leak at the hose connections and needs to be replaced. Also with the age of your vehicle, if it is high mileage, the pump motor can be worn out. To find leaks, get a spray bottle from a hardware store and fill it with kids' bubble solution and spray the areas around the pump motor and hose connections. If there is a leak the bubble solution should reveal it. I can't tell you what parts to replace without knowing the results of these tests, so if you could do the tests and pass on the results I maybe able to help you more. Good luck.

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    December 06, 2010, 11:52
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    you probably got a big leak and its running the compressor bad. So you probably going to have to replace the whole air suspension which is not cheap. around 3500 or you could be like me and convert to a conversion kit with Strutmasters.com and save a bunch of money with a lifetime warranty and it wont fail you again. I had a 84 Lincoln Continental and the conversion kit is the best thing i have did yet.

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    Visitor, December 08, 2010, 22:57

    Did you try the leak tests outlined in answer #1? Since the pump is operating, you should try to spray the area of the air drier. The drier is the part of the compressor where the four lines connect. The drier is connected to the compressor at the air outlet, it filters and dries the air, then distributes the dry air under pressure to each air spring. The drier tends to leak right at the hose coupling to the drier. Spray this area with the soapy solution, if bubbles are present you can change the drier and everything should be okay. The drier is not too expensive and relatively easy to replace. When the compressor is running do you hear the click of the solenoid values at each air spring, if so does the vehicle go up or down? If it rises, you have enough pressure to fill the air springs, if it goes down, you either have a compressor that has low pressure output or one of the air springs has a large leak. You should be able to hear a leak of that size. Some air springs only leak at certain heights, due to cuts in the air springs being exposed at that certain levels.

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