LINCOLN TOWN CAR AIR SUSPENSION

Anyone have electric and air diagrams, part locations for the above auto?
TIA

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Any particular YEAR of TC?
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1992

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Darrel Ericson wrote:

If you are going to DIY on your car, you should always get the factory service information. Chilton, Mitchell, Haynes, etc. fall very short. The FLM factory service CDs are available on eEbay for under $10. Like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&itemy55855354&category4220&sspagename=WDVW
You can also get the paper service manuals for your car at www.helminc.com but the set will run $200+. Used books are available on ebay for ~$40.
What's wrong with your air suspension? It's a pretty simple system.             Tom
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Friend of a friend has a flat ... uh ... rear end. He hasn't found all the parts and pieces yet and was hoping to find diagrams and hints to fix it. Thanks for the info thus far.

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You might post here: http://disc.server.com/Indices/37091.html Keith is an expert and gives good advice on Lincoln AS matters.
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Darrel Ericson wrote:

Yeah, I have the same issue, and i don't own a TC :)
Seriously, the problem is most likely the rear air springs. They develop cracks over time where the bottom of thr bag rolls under itself. If the bags were leaking for a while it usually overworks the compressor and it fails also. This is by far the most common scenario. The controller rarely fails, same for the spring solenoids and height sensor.
If the compressor still runs then Order 2 rear air springs from www.arnottindustries.com , http://www.strutmasters.com , or www.bagmasterair.com. They are about $80 each. Also replace the dryer (plastic canister on the pump with the air lines attached) as it will be saturated from over use. It's ~$35. Don't bother with used parts, they are usually bad too.
If the compressor doesn't run, first try to air up the suspension through the schrader valve on the compressor (have the ignition on and the doors closed). If the rest of the system is working the rear bags should inflate, or you will hear leaking from the bags or lines. If you hear leaks or the rear raises, the compressor is likely toast (A bad pump relay is possible, but again, failed compressor is more likely).
If this were my car, I would bite the bullet and replace both springs, compressor , and dryer. (about $210 total) This would bring the basic system back to solid. These parts are 13 years old and have outlived their life expectancy. Then if there were still problems, the rest of the parts are fairly inexpensive and available used. For good Lincoln Tech articles and Discussion Forums, check out www.lincolnsonline.com .There's a great bunch of people there.
            Tom Adkins
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