After I shut my car off 2002 Lincoln about 20 minutes later the front end makes a noise sounds like eeerrrr!!?

Asked by Jul 23, 2015 at 07:45 PM about the 2002 Lincoln Continental 4 Dr STD Sedan

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More than likely you are hearing the air-ride compressor

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Thank you! Is this sound ok or normal? I know nothing about cars:)

It;s normal...to a certain extent. The compressor can kick on at any time, when the height sensor detects the car 'dropping'. But it is a clue that you may be in the first stages of air-bladder leaks, or air lines. It really shouldn't kick on after 20 minutes, but not necessarily bad --yet. After a pre-set amount of time the compressor won't kick on, otherwise if there is a leak it would drain the battery trying to keep up, to keep the car level. It might pump up once or twice then stop. I don't mean to alarm you, that there is that there is anything wrong...now. Probably fine. But a 2002, a 13-14 year old car will begin to have these problems. The rubber air-bladders wear out. Sometime much sooner than yours. This is one here. They fill with air, and produce a ride like a cloud, but don't last forever. (Will go full screen)

Entire system

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Compressor can kick on up to an hour after shutting the engine off. Mine is pretty noisy in my Marauder. The noise you are hearing is normal.

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Good morning my friend. How are things on the left coast?

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Back to normal after rare summer rain. My lawn turned green again, after being the good citizen I am and cut watering it by 80%.

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I don't water, we have buffalo grass.

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