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August 27, 2009

1997 Town Car Suspension Issue

I have a 1997 Lincoln Town Car that I love. Recently the rear of car has dropped significantly. What is causing this?

Thanks,

Gary

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Gary,

Your Lincoln was equipped with air ride in the rear suspension when new. Yours probably has the original system and now needs service at this time. The rear air springs cannot last forever and do in time develop leaks. If they are not replaced in a short time after starting to leak, the air compressor will most definitely fail as well because of "overworking" to compensate for the leaking air springs.

The above are two of the most common failures but there is also the possibility of the suspension computer failing or even something small like an underhood relay,fuse or a sensor link at the rear axle becoming disconnected etc. When you take it for service, be sure to find out if that shop is experienced with diagnosis and repair of this suspension. This suspension is extremely reliable in most cases and will provide many years of service. If however you wish to convert to conventional coil springs, kits are readily available for such a conversion. Lincoln Land has such kits available as well as NEW high quality air suspension parts in stock to return your suspension back to new condition. Please contact us anytime at Lincoln Land for any further information that you may need.

Good luck!
Bill

August 14, 2009

Flushing Liquids...... Neglected Maintenance

Dear Friends -

At Lincoln Land we have many customers arriving with their cars who are concerned with radiator leaks, heater core leaks and engine frost plug leaks etc. Many times we find that the cooling system has needed cleaning and flushing years ago. Their engine has been on the verge of overheating many miles ago and their heating system has been performing less than mediocre at best. The time to flush and renew the coolant and other liquids in your car is "right now" while all systems are performing really well. This applies to the automatic transmission, the brake system and the power steering system etc. In the long run, doing so can save you a lot of money and could ensure that these items will operate at their optimum as they did when you purchased the car. Of course these parts can fail as a normal failure even when serviced properly, but at least you will know that it was not because of neglect etc. on your part.

Choosing and following a schedule of regular "preventative maintenance" on the above systems of your car is one of the best pieces of advice that anyone can give to you and could very well pay off big time in the long run. We wish you all many miles of pleasant driving with your Lincoln.

Sincerely,

Bill and all of the Guys and Gals at Lincoln Land