I see a few posts about the Lincoln MarkVII air suspension, but what
about the Grand Marquis.
The suspension on my wife's 1995 Grand Marquis quit operating today. For
the past couple of month's the compressor would kick in while the car
was sitting in the driveway, raise the back end then shut off. Now it
doesn't work at all.
Any suggestions? I don't have scanners etc. but any suggestions would be
You have leaks in the air springs. The height sensor detected the car
lowering and the controller turned on the compressor to raise the rear
by pumping up the air springs (bags). The overused abused compressor is
shot, and/or the relay is burned out. You'll need new bags, a new
compressor & dryer, and possibly a relay.
Alan McLeod wrote:
I can't pick it up until tomorrow. I'm also having the horns replaced. Every
time I take the car through the car wash they stop working. It's likely just a
ground but when I crawled under the car the other day they looked pretty rusty
so I told the shop to replace them and clean the mountings.
I experienced the horn problem on the CV and also a '93 Cougar. One kept
failing. I finally figured out that the factory placement was allowing
water to get deep into the horn. I relocated the last replacement for both
cars by mounting it in the same direction as the one that always worked and
have had no problems for 2-3 years now. I could actually pour water out of
the one that kept quitting.
Thanks for the feedback.
I have a '95 CV with the same suspension. It is designed to come on and
lift about 1 hour after the car is turned off. Then the suspension goes
dormant until the car is started again. I just replaced the air springs in
mine. I noticed the compressor running every now and then while I was
driving and especially on hills or big bumps. When I listened, I could hear
air leaking. I was lucky, I got it before the compressor died. I got new
bags from Arnott Industries here: http://www.arnottindustries.com /
They have everything you will need to repair the air springs. You might
first check all of the fuses, I think the compressor fuse is in the big fuse
box under the hood.
Paul in Ohio
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