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#902526 - 03/22/06 02:32 PM How do you put air in air shocks?
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I have an 01 crown vic with rear air suspension shocks how do you put air in them? i was told you could put air in them. my problem is my car is leaning one way...and i replaced the shocks but it is still leaning... i was told their is a way to put air in the shocks..

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#902528 - 03/22/06 02:36 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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you get a straw and blow hard
real hard.
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#902529 - 03/22/06 02:42 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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i have an on and off switch in my trunk but thats it

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#902530 - 03/22/06 02:44 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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If you have factory installed RAS then you cannot add air to them.You car has an onboard compressot to do that.
If they were added later there should be a small air valve on or near your bumper.
If your car is leaning to one side then you probably have a leak in either a line or the airbag and no amount of air will fix that
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#902531 - 03/22/06 02:45 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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you get a straw and blow hard
real hard.




LOL I was going to write that!
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#902532 - 03/22/06 02:49 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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I have an 01 crown vic with rear air suspension shocks how do you put air in them? i was told you could put air in them. my problem is my car is leaning one way...and i replaced the shocks but it is still leaning... i was told their is a way to put air in the shocks..



I hope you know that you have RAS which is the rear Air Bags/springs and not shocks, it's standard shocks. and the RAs is controlled by the RAS auto leveling system.
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#902533 - 03/22/06 02:50 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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CandyredVic, no Crown Vic ever came with air shocks. There are only air springs. Either way, there is a compressor and a ride height sensor that decide when to supply air to the system. If your car is leaning you may have a faulty air spring, get it checked out by a knowledgeable mechanic before you waste any more money.

Everyone else, just a reminder: the newbies are not here for you to pick on. We were all new and mechanically inept at one time. Further BS replies will be deleted. Thank you.
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#902534 - 03/22/06 02:55 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
CandyredVic Offline
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I HAD THE MECHANICS LOOK AT IT THE PUT NEW AIR SPRINGS I GUESS BUT THEY CALLED THEM SHOCKS(AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP) HE KEPT TELLING ME THE CAR WASNT LEANING BUT YOU CAN CLEARLY LOOK AT IT AND TELL...HE MEASURED IT FROM THE GROWN UP ON BOTH SIDES BUT U CAN STILL LOOK AT IT AND TELL. WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THE CAR IT WASNT THAT LOW NOW ITS LOW IN THE BACK AND THE LEFT SIDE IS EVEN LOWER

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#902535 - 03/22/06 02:58 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
CandyredVic Offline
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http://www.crownvic.net/liquid/airsusp1.jpg

is that how you do it?... can u explain ?

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#902536 - 03/22/06 03:01 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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maybe hes talking about gas shocks?
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#902537 - 03/22/06 03:02 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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You can try to adjust the ride height, as shown in the image you linked. You'll have to get under the car, loosen the nuts I pointed out, and move the bracket as indicated.

If the measurements from the ground up are the same on each side, how can the car be leaning??
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#902538 - 03/22/06 03:03 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
CandyredVic Offline
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i have the air springs not gas shocks

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#902539 - 03/22/06 03:03 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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maybe hes talking about gas shocks?




Every Crown Vic has gas shocks. You can't adjust the amount of gas in them, they are a sealed unit.
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#902540 - 03/22/06 03:09 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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You can try to adjust the ride height, as shown in the image you linked. You'll have to get under the car, loosen the nuts I pointed out, and move the bracket as indicated.

If the measurements from the ground up are the same on each side, how can the car be leaning??




i swear when he meausred it it was even on the yeard stick but when u look at it... it is still leanin on the left hand side matter fact ill take pics so you can see.....and when you showed how to heigten the car do you have to jack the car off the ground and take the tire off?

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#902541 - 03/22/06 03:21 PM Re: How do you put air in air shocks?
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Perhaps the front is lower than the rear, giving the appearance of the REAR being off balance.

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