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Old 04-12-2006, 02:24 PM
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2000 expedition susp. air bag removal question

Hello, could someone please tell me the easy way to remove the rear air bags on a 2000 expedition. I need to replace them and I want to do it the easiest way possible. Thanks, Rich.
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Rear air bags? Sheesh, how much don't I know about these vehicles? I thought they only had air bags in the sides of the front seats.
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I think he was referring to the air suspension....bags.
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Oh, yes, if would only READ COMPLETELY. I think the process involves deflation, D/Cing the shocks, ride height sensor, and letting the rear drop.
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Thanks guys, Yes I meant the air suspension bags. I just wanna do it the easiest way possible. I of them has a leak.
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Steering and Suspension
. Suspension
. . Air Spring
. . . Service and Repair

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Notes


Service and Repair

Removal

WARNING: Before repairing or installing any air suspension component(s), turn off the air suspension switch or disconnect the battery ground cable to prevent vehicle damage or personal injury.

WARNING: Do not attempt to install or inflate any air spring that has become unfolded to prevent vehicle damage or personal injury.

WARNING: Failure to observe the following procedures may result in a sudden failure of the suspension system.

WARNING: Any air spring which is unfolded must be refolded prior to being installed in a vehicle.

WARNING: The air spring refolding procedure should not be used for an air spring which has never supported the vehicle's weight while in the correct folded position.

WARNING: Vehicles with an incorrectly folded air spring(s) found after the vehicle has been driven, must have a new air spring installed.

WARNING: Do not attempt to inflate any air spring which has collapsed while deflated from the rebound hanging position to the jounce stop.

WARNING: When installing a new air spring, care must be taken to not apply a load to the suspension until the air springs have been inflated using the air spring fill procedure.

WARNING: After inflating an air spring in the hanging position, it must be inspected for proper shape.

NOTE: The vehicle must be positioned on a suitable lifting device prior to deflating the air suspension system.



Deflate the air suspension system.
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Raise and support the vehicle.






Remove the rear air spring retainer.






Lift the bottom of the air spring off the rear axle.






Disconnect the air line from the air spring.
Compress the quick connect locking ring and pull out the air line.






Disconnect the air spring solenoid electrical connector and remove the air spring.
Installation







NOTE: When installing the rear air spring, it is necessary to inflate the air suspension system. Connect the solenoid valve electrical connector.






NOTE: When installing the air lines, make sure the white air line is fully inserted into the fitting for correct installation. Connect the air line into the solenoid valve line fitting.






Position the air spring into place and install the retaining clip at the top of the air spring.






Visually inspect each air spring to ensure the correct profile has been obtained and the air spring is secured to the axle housing. There should be no evidence of buckling or folding of the air springs.
Lower the vehicle.
Inflate the air suspension system.
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Thanks!!! That should do it.
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