Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So.West Indiana
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I know a lot of people here get cranky when I post up,
But would you like some help from someone that does Air Ride Suspensions for show and race cars as a day job?
When you let the suspension droop out on most of the Lincoln factory air systems you will break the ride height sensor.
You are supposed to lift from the 'A' arms or the axle when you lift,
And if you don't, you will find out very quickly what those 'Level Ride' sensors cost!
As for clearing codes,
Since Lincoln factory radios and such have back up batteries to keep the radio presets when the battery is run down or disconnected,
You will probably have to clear the codes with a code reader.
If it is indeed OBD II (didn't think OBD II was up and running in '95), about any of the 'Discount Parts' places will have code readers/clearing capability...
Besides the very real possibility for sensor damage,
What has happened is you lifted the car, and the sensor read that as the rear end being WAY too far up,
And kept trying to let the air out of the bags...
Normally when you let the car down, the bags cut them selves.
(only Firestone bags won't cut themselves when the are fully deflated and bottomed out)
When you jack the back end up with the system running,
The computer 'Sees' the axle as being WAY too high,
So it lets all the air out trying to get the axle back down...
When you let the car down, the bags are EMPTY, and you normally cut a bag or wipe out the sensor when it's Topped out or Bottomed out.
I can't tell you WHY your particular application isn't working without getting it on a lift,
But I can tell you your system is proprietary to Ford and won't work with anything but the properly designed parts...
Might be the linkage to the sensor (problematic at best),
The sensor it's self (BIG problems when you bottom TOP them out),
Or your computer is just waiting for the 'Tech' to check and clear the trouble code so it can go back to normal operation....
So Many Cats, So Few Recipes...
Last edited by TeamRush; 07-24-2009 at 10:19 PM.