What kind of air shock should I buy to replace the air suspension on a 1997 Lincoln town car executive series

Junior Hickerson

Asked by Apr 15, 2015 at 03:35 PM about the 1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to buy pass the air ride
because one side leaks so I want to
put two air shocks on the back and
disconnect the pump

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Even with air shocks that is not suspension. You need a coil spring kit to replace the air bladders, then if you want an air adjustable shock, that's fine but won't hold the weight of the car. It's just a shock absorber that is adjustable for a smoother ride or lift.

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Put coils in it it is cheaper and u will not have to replace the in 5yrs



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Why do you have "air" suspension in the first place? Maybe I'm wrong, but, don't think that car came standard with that, is that correct?

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Oh, yeah, the Town Car has had air-suspension since at least 1990


My current '95 was already changed out to coil when I bought it. Here's a nugget of info that may help you; I have read that putting in non-gas charged shocks is best for Town Car's because the gas charged shocks provide too stiff of a ride. They will change the dynamic of the TC. So springs = controlled movement from tire to car, and shocks = controlled movement from ground to tire.

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