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Old 04-14-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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'00 Grand Marquis - air suspension - (linc town car compatible?)

Greetings all!

I had a '97 Lincoln Towncar Signature, which someone totaled. All front passenger damage. Luckily, no passenger. I had JUST replaced the rear air suspension bags 3 months before this happened.

Today, I purchased a '00 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. Only 66k miles, original owner was a very old man who rarely drove and he kept EVERY service receipt from dealership since he bought it. I plan on replacing the intake manifold by taking the one out of the towncar (because a year ago the lincoln's broke and I replaced it with the new aluminum one, which I know should go into this one before it decides to blow too)

However, I noticed the ride is, of course, not as smooth. This is a big thing for me because I've got some pretty severe back problems so every little bump adds up quickly. Can I have the air suspension system currently on the Lincoln replace the rear suspension system of the Grand Marquis? Thanks for your help!

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Re: '00 Grand Marquis - air suspension - (linc town car compatible?)

I doubt they are compatible. The 97 TC likely has the older style rear suspension which has a single control arm on each side and no watts linkage whereas the 2000 GMQ has an upper and lower control arm on each side and watts linkage. You'd have to check other mounting points for the coils/air bags and other components.

It's unfortunate if you are unable to use it, but as one of the Town Car service drivers in the respective forum is concerned, using aftermarket MOOG variable rate springs is a good alternative. I can't comment on this.
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Re: '00 Grand Marquis - air suspension - (linc town car compatible?)

Well that's greatly appreciated, thank you. I've decided to try rebuilding the lincoln to keep it anyway so it won't be a problem. Thanks for the info
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Re: '00 Grand Marquis - air suspension - (linc town car compatible?)

The 97 Lincoln Towncar bags and compressor will fit the following

# 1990-1997 Lincoln Towncar
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# 1992-2008 Mercury Grand Marquis
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