Air Spring Replacement
Lincoln Town Car Maintenance & Repair
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Installation of Air Spring System Components


CAUTION:

Power to the air system must be shut off by turning the air suspension switch (in luggage compartment) off or by disconnecting the battery when servicing any air suspension components.


WARNING:

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL OR INFLATE ANY AIR SPRING THAT HAS BECOME UNFOLDED.


ANY SPRING WHICH IS UNFOLDED MUST BE REFOLDED AS SHOWN, PRIOR TO BEING INSTALLED IN A VEHICLE.


THE AIR SPRING REFOLDING PROCEDURE SHOULD ONLY BE USED TO SERVICE AN AIR SPRING WHICH HAS NEVER SUPPORTED THE VEHICLE'S WEIGHT WHILE IN THE IMPROPERLY FOLDED POSITION.


IMPROPERLY FOLDED AIR SPRINGS FOUND ON VEHICLES DURING PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION OR AFTER USE MUST BE REPLACED.


DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INFLATE ANY AIR SPRING WHICH HAS BEEN COLLAPSED WHILE UNINFLATED FROM THE REBOUND HANGING POSITION TO THE JOUNCE STOP.


WHEN INSTALLING A NEW AIR SPRING, CARE MUST BE TAKEN NOT TO APPLY A LOAD TO THE SUSPENSION UNTIL SPRINGS HAVE BEEN INFLATED USING THE AIR SPRING FILL PROCEDURE.


AFTER INFLATING AN AIR SPRING IN HANGING POSITION, IT MUST BE INSPECTED FOR PROPER SHAPE.


FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE PROCEDURES MAY RESULT IN A SUDDEN FAILURE OF THE AIR SPRING OR SUSPENSION SYSTEM.

These Instructions "borrowed" from Ford Motor Company by HRL Performance (502) 574-9101

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