Air ride

Tammy_W
0

Asked by Tammy_W Jan 15, 2013 at 06:53 AM about the 1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Lincoln won't hold up in the back. It goes down like a low rider, my friend told me it has air ride suspension and I should replace it with springs instead of paying a lot to fix air ride the car is getting old should i do that? thank you

6 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

I had a 1990 and 1992 TC and both of them developed leaks in the air bladders, it happens...I spent $800 to have coil springs put on my 1990 and never had another problem and only had to do the back. If you continue to allow the leak, the pump will burn up...unless the problem is only the height sensor and you don't even have a leak..that can also happen. OR even the air lines from the pump under the hood to the back of the car. Does it pump up and raise when you start the car? Sometime you may even hear the buzz of the pump when the car is off and parked. Shop around....prices will vary greatly

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
Tammy_W
0

thank you

limmoman
575

Rear air bags last about 220,000 miles and run about $300 to replace. Well worth the cost of repairing.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

Holy air bladder batman, I don't know where you went but I got 3 estimates anywhere from $1,850 .....$2,200. to $2,300 and mine began a slow leak at 120,000 and by 125,000 were toast.....

limmoman
575

Guess I've been lucky with 4 LTC's but all easily went over 200k miles with air bags. Replacing air bags is simple remove and replace type of repair. I am a limo company and do get deep discounts at Lincoln dealerships but shop around. Those prices are way out of line for that type of repair.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
smithba
0

I had 2 Crown Victorias, and 1 Grand Marquis with rear air suspension. With over 200K miles on each, only 1 developed leaks in the air suspension, and I had mine repaired at the local ford dealer in the range of $600 dollars. I used aftermarket remanufactured air bags instead of the ford parts because the after market parts where around $110 vs $330+ per part.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Town Car
Looking for a Used Town Car in your area?
CarGurus has 2,279 nationwide Town Car listings starting at $1,700.
ZIP:

Search Lincoln Town Car Questions

Lincoln Town Car Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 900
#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 900
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
105 Great Deals out of 2,667 listings starting at $1,889
Used Cadillac DeVille"
40 Great Deals out of 2,342 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Crown Victoria"
22 Great Deals out of 1,305 listings starting at $1,109
Used Lincoln Continental"
6 Great Deals out of 391 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Suburban"
222 Great Deals out of 17,428 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford F-150"
2,219 Great Deals out of 124,290 listings starting at $988
Used Ford Mustang"
756 Great Deals out of 31,687 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 91 listings starting at $3,995