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Lincoln Navigator Suspension

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  • Do yourself a favor and get rid of the air suspension. Go to strutmasters and order the conversion kit. I did it on my 99 and its great. No more headaches/worries.
  • I have a 04 Navigator and when the temp dropped below 50 degress the other day the air bags didn' t raise the car. The compressor came on, but no lift. Once the car warmed after driving a few miles the air bags started rising. Has anyone had this problem? It has done this the last 3 cold mornings. I'm not sure how to fix it. I purchased a new compressor last year.
  • Just wondering if you found the problem. Had the same problem and after several different parts replaced the check suspension light won't go out. :mad:
  • I had a mechanic to look at it and he thinks the compressor is going bad. I replaced the compressor a 1.5yr ago, so I'm skeptical. I'm going to purchase another compressor and will post if it resolves the issue.
  • Let me know how you make out. I got offered $12,500 for a trade on a $23000 MKZ today because the light is still on in mine. These idiots at the Ford dealership can't find what the problem is and i have already spent over 2k on their training!! Now they tell me the part #'s might be wrong on the sensors that were replaced?? How can engineers build something and then have no idea how to fix it when it breaks?? My advice to you and anyone else who owns on of these would be be sell it.....sad but true.
  • I read the manual too after my check susp light came on and the truck sat on top of back tires, rode like a bus!!!!!!!!! Manual said find the reset button and flip it back and forth 3 4 times, Make sure it is' on' after you flip it a few times, well that did not work. I read on this forum about disconnecting the battery , its 10:30 and cold, I went out and disconnected battery, connected it right back up and cranked up Navi and air suspension system started working, body came off back tires :) and sound of air bags blowing up was a complete blessing, we see what happens tomorrow when i get in it and drive it.....
  • I am having that same problem. I bought used front struts..didnt work...replaced the air compressor..now im riding lopsided. they said i need a new right side strut...is it that or the relay?
  • herc76herc76 Posts: 52
    Hello,
    My extended warranty just expired a few months ago on my 04 Navigator. I was looking at getting another e.w.. Now I have a possible future issue with my air suspension. My questions are:
    Is it worth getting?
    If so, what would be the best option?
    I was looking at USAA, Fidelity, AAA, my credit union, and Ford.
    I also heard that the it would be better to go with a coil spring kit.


    Thanks
  • I had my 03 changed over to coil overs aver 2 years ago and have not had a single problem. I was paying several hundred dollars every winter when the sensors or something else stopped working on the air system let alone the fustration. I don't know how much you paid for the warranty but you might want to do a comparison. Also, are you having problems with the air system? did you repair it and getting more symptoms? again, compare amount of warranty vs price of coil over.
  • herc76herc76 Posts: 52
    The "check suspension" message was displaying last week. I took it to the dealership and they told me that the suspension was dry-rotten. I was only considering warranty for not only this issue but for other issues.
  • That's what i see happens alot. You spend a chunk of money to replace the struts and if its a dealership they will probably charge you for diagnostics. Next the check suspension comes on again but this time it's the height sensors. Then the light comes on again now it's a relay.
    I did the coilover and don't have to worry about those problems again.
  • tamitab100tamitab100 Posts: 4
    edited December 2010
    I had a successful coil conversion on my 2000 Navigator but the compressor runs for long periods of time and I am afraid it will wear down my battery. Can someone please help me out with this? Also, how do u turn off the check suspension light?

    Lastly, when I first heard about converting to coils I heard comments that the ride was the same or just as good as the air suspension...was that an exaggeration? I ask because from time to time I bounce as if I'm riding a wave; nothing major but it's something I definitely did not experience with the air suspension. If you've had the conversion done, please share what significant differences you notice other than The difference in height. Thanks!
  • I noticed that the ride is a little stiffer, but who cares...its worth it. Just turn off the air suspension switch to turn the compressor off. As for the check suspension light, just remove the bulb from behind the dashboard.
  • i have an 04 navigator with air suspension. i live in las vegas and evrytime the weather starts to get cold my air suspension will not in flate till i have driven the nav for awhile. either after i have have taken it on highway or driven locally for about a half hour. then it works fine. i don`t have an issue all summer long but it hates the cold. any suggestion would be great
  • nonosnonos Posts: 6
    I USED TO PLACE A JACK IN THE FRONT RAISE THE CAR WHILE ON AND IT WOULD SOMEHOW CLICK THE PUMP ON AND IT WOULD START TO INFLATE.
    I GOT SICK OF ALL THE UP'S AND DOWN'S AND PUT IN A STRUTMASTER SET UP. IT IS A BIT EXPENSIVE ABOUT $850.00. TO ME THATS A WARNING SIGN
    MINE USE TO DO THE SAME THING, UNTIL IT FINALLY QUIT GOING UP. BEING IN VAGAS, I DON'T SEE HOW THE WEATHER IS PLAYING A ROLE ( IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S SNOWING, BUT WHAT YOU COULD DO IS TO SATURATE IT WITH WD-40- ( I USE IT ON MY TOW-TRUCKS) DON'T WORRY IT WILL NOT HARM ANY ELECTRICAL WIRING. SORRY I DON'T HAVE MUCH MORE, I JUST THINK IT'S STARTING TO GIVE YOU A WARNING. CHANGE THEM TO STRUTS AND NEVER HAVE THAT PROBLEM AGAIN. GOOD LUCK

    CARLOS-- HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
  • Have you been able to solve your problem? I have a 2005 Navi with a similar problem. When it is 40 degrees outside the front air bags will not lift. After about 30 minutes of driving and the car is warm then they will lift up. I have no problems when the temperature is warmer than 40 degrees?

    Thoughts?
  • Have you been able to solve your problem? I have a 2005 Navi with a similar problem. When it is 40 degrees outside the front air bags will not lift. After about 30 minutes of driving and the car is warm then they will lift up. I have no problems when the temperature is warmer than 40 degrees?

    Thoughts?
  • I have not. Started to buy a new compressor to see if that would fix the problem, but the compressor works. It's only my front that takes about 30 minutes to lift, so I'm perplexed.
  • One the front air bags most likely the front passenger side has a small leak, this happened to my gator aswell. The air bag dries out and when it's parked for a long time the air bag cracks and releases the air. After driving for a while the air bag warms up and the rubber material swells sealing the cracks but not completely. Check to see once you get home look at the front of the SUV and see if one side lowers first. I did this and had to wait for about an hr or a lil more.
  • I'm strongly considering a Strutmaster coil conversion on my 2003 Navigator which of course like everyone else is having issues with the air ride suspension during the winter. My question is this: How is the ride height affected once the coil conversion is done? I've seen a couple posts saying that the truck sits higher.

    Strutmasters also offers a coil conversion "lift kit" which advertised a 3" front lift and 2" rear lift. Does anyone on this forum have any experience with this particular "lift kit" from Strutmasters?

    Thanks!
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