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So I've been reading through this thread for a couple of hours. My '99 EB's rear suspension is shot! Went out of town, left it parked in the driveway...sitting on the wheels when I returned. Figured out the pump was shot...it actually came on...sputtered for a few seconds and died... We replaced it with a new one from Arnott, Inc. Jumped directly from the battery to test the new one and the old one. New one works, old one is shot (confirmed). Plugged it back up...nothing. Disconnected the battery for 5-10 minutes, reconnected it...nothing. Any helpful hints out there. I'm sure this has been addressed in this post somewhere...I'm just missing it. HELP....MY BACK IS KILLING ME NOW...AND I THINK I MIGHT HAVE WHIPLASH!
I have a 1999 Ford Expedition with 4 wheel air ride suspension and the rear suspension is completely flat and I have taken it to two garages and paid the $70.00 each to tell me what was wrong and so it appears they just want to throw parts at it because I replaced the compressor and drier per first garage then the rear flow sensor per the second place. so front air shocks are a year old and rear air bags are a few years old per previous owner so all that is left to replace is two more flow sensors, air lines and the relay. I am seeing things in this thread about a relay and a air suspension electrical variable orifice (evo) out of range where are these located and are there ways to test them.
rear ride height sensor is attached and when I move it the compressor does kick on.
I do know all about how you can replace the air ride with struts so please don't post letting me know about this option I am going to beat this thing and then when I go to the garages to get my money back I can tell them what was wrong since they couldn't figure it out.
Need Shocks, How do I know if I have an Air Ride Suspension
I currently have an 1998 Expedition XLT 4x4... I was wondering if anyone knew what I should look for to identify if I had an Air Ride Suspension... I am not sure if I do now after replacing the tires and looking at it. Is there any tell tale parts that would say absolutely for sure if I had one?
I originally thought I might have had one because I saw a large canister (looked like an air tank) in the back corner of the my Expedition, behind the rear tires. I thought this might be a tank for the air-ride but when I went and had the brakes and tires replaced I did not see any air-bags in the back and the shocks in the front looked like regular shocks.
A friend of mine said the tank in the back might be for the A/C because of the rear climate controls... I am at a loss as to what I need to purchase to fix my suspension. Any help would be appreciated
Being a self proclaimed Air Bag Specialists (due to lifting my truck and taking apart the air bag assembly), the airbags can be adjusted easily by crawling underneath the back of the truck. The sensor is connected to the middle of the track bar (not the rear diff as was noted earlier). The senser is vertical and connects to the undercarriage. By taking two 14mm wrenches (I think it is a 14) you can adjust the sensor on the track bar all the way to the top and 'trick' the truck into thinking it is loaded, therefore inflating itself to a higher level. Do not worry about over inflating the airbags because the adjustment range is not large enough to put the airbags in any kind of danger. E-mail me and I will send you the appropriate pictures if you are curious. If the height that you are looking for is not acheived by this then let me know, as I have an Extra Fabtech rear lift for the Air bags that will give it the height you will desire. I know the forum is not for selling but I am just trying to help you out.
BTW. The only way to reset the compressor is to disconnect the battery for 6-7 minutes.
Hey can I get your email and does this work on the 08 expeditions as well?
...As it rests on the bump stops you have no suspension and the truck rides like crap. Every time you hit a bump it hurts...
I went up from Crystal Lake, IL to Ironwood MI this winter for a weekend of snowmobiling. The compressor failed on the way home. 6 hours of driving with the back end bouncing wildly with every ripple in the road was torture. The kids in the back seat had to lean over so their heads wouldn't bash into the roof. Holy Moses, it was a rough ride. But by the end, we were all laughing uncontrollably at the absurdity of how much bounce each small bump produced. I thought for sure the bags would be trashed and was thinking the whole truck would just break apart. But the bags are fine, and so far the frame is still holding together.
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