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Old 09-23-2002, 21:48   #1 (permalink)
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NCII Suspension Leak (Air)

The pump on the leveling suspension seems to have a leak. Every now and then it) doesn;t work (riding low and uncomfortably). Usually we wait for it to pump up before starting the engine, and it is fine. anyone experienced something like this?
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Old 09-23-2002, 22:04   #2 (permalink)
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Mine does the same. Everything works as it should although when the car is off the back suspension slowly sinks and loses air, but pumps back up and keeps it up all the time when the car is on, so I'm not complaining. I have a DA2.

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Every now and again the pump decides not to work, which is painful.

The ford dealer wanted to replace the pump and the springs and shocks (Read $$$) but couldn;t tell me where the leak was.
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I had no problem with the compressor but I've had leaks in the rear shocks on both my Fairlanes. Right side goes 1st; too much heat from the exhaust I think. The usually pump up at start up; you just added the weight of at least one passenger and moved the actuator rod on the diff.
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Sweet. At least now we know how to avoid it.
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i just bought some almost new shockers for mine (teh same shock leaking prob) htey are about 300 bucks a pair from ford my newies have done about 1000km in an EF Ghia, and i got em for 60 bucks!!!!!

wadda bargain they go in tomorrow (sat)
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Got sick of em and replaced the rear suspension with a pedders set up. No more sinking back and no more compressor running all the time!

Cost $420, only $100 more than the air shocks themselves, and don;t have to worry no more. The wife is very happy with the car again now.
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Thanks for the update.

I got rid of the air setup on the Fairlane, no more worries.
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