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Just bought third “late Model” Contental-1998. Have parts car (99). Rear air bag systen is not working/ back of car low. Fuses are OK. Where is the compressor/ where should I start my trouble-shoot? Thanks- very cold so I’m posting Vs. Wrenching today!

The first thing you need to do is buy a service manual for this car. Haynes is pretty good but a factory manual would be better.

Try Books4Cars.com for used manuals or Helminc.com for a new factory manual.

I see that you have a couple of questions that might be more quickly answered on a Lincoln-specific board. I recommend http://www.lincolnsonline.com/

Rather than the compressor, the problem is likely to be the air bladders themselves. There is a factory retrofit kit enabling you to change over to steel coil springs, and I suggest that you use this rather than continue to fool around with the trouble-prone air suspension.

The leak, or leaks usually occur around the solenoid O-rings or the bottom fold of the bladders. The problem with doing a piecemeal repair is that if you fix one area of dry rotted rubber a leak may spring up somewhere else.

Since it’s unlikely you have the tool designed to scan the system you might check this site for info the DIYer can use.
http://www.americanairsuspension.com/95%20CONT%20AREA.htm

Hope that helps you out some.