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Old 01-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, This time i'm not talking about my 2000 taurus, its about this 92 lincoln continental executive i got my hands on for $300.

From what i understand, these cars are similar to the taurus and i have seen some guys talking about them on here if i remember correctly. Its got the 3.8 v6, with 112k, and runs fantasic, you cant even tell its running half the time.

I got it cheap because supposedly the front air struts are shot and other things, but it doesn't seem that way. When i got the car yesterday (used a uhaul car trailer) i started it up, and after a couple minutes the front end shot up (pump was running). i parked it (its in a truck yard) and took the battery out to charge it at home. I came back this afternoon and it was still level, so the air struts don't leak. I popped the battery back in and ran it, and took it for a spin in the yard. after the spin, the front end went down and i put it back in its spot. I turned it off and started it again, and the air pump went on, the front end barely went up at all, the back end is perfect.

I know this is not a bull, but i know someone out there knows something about these cars.

I'm thinking its the solenoids for the struts, or does this car have some sort of level sensor for the front, that tells the computer when to pump air.

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Moved to the appropriate thread. Nice looking Lincoln.
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There is a sensor on each corner that tells the computer when/where to direct air in or out of the strut.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a sensor on each corner that tells the computer when/where to direct air in or out of the strut.
Are these sensors seperate than the Solenoids? Where can i find them?
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$300 because the air shocks are iffy? Sounds like you got quite a steal!
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You don't find deals like that in Jersey at all anymore. I used to be able to find 3-500$ cars all the time but everyone seems to think they have gold here now so I would say that's a hell of a deal.
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The struts are not the only thing that's wrong. By other stuff i meant the interior is really dirty and the drivers seat has a big tear, needs a windshield, a wiper motor because the wipers stay up when off, and a passenger side window motor. I have both sets of original keys, and one Original (21 year old) Key fob that works. I forgot to mention its got lots of new parts in the last couple years like new AC compressor, and converted to r134a. tie rod ends, new rear brakes, a whole bunch of stuff. The person had to get it out of their housing community lot because it was going to get towed. It sat for 2-3 months.

But i know nothing about air suspension, so what could be the problem?
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One of my friends used to work for Lincoln Mercury dealers up in MA and down in FL during the 70s-the late 90s. When he gets back from his trip on Wednesday I'll ask him what he thinks. He's done air suspension work on Town Cars and Continentals for years...
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One of my friends used to work for Lincoln Mercury dealers up in MA and down in FL during the 70s-the late 90s. When he gets back from his trip on Wednesday I'll ask him what he thinks. He's done air suspension work on Town Cars and Continentals for years...
Thanks, I appreciate it!

I have been doing some research, and i think it could be some sort of level sensor, or some actuator. I'd like to save the air ride because its so damn comfortable. lol
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That's a really nice car. Especially at that price.
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