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Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag - Rear
New...NOT Rebuilt!

Application: 1993-1998 Mark VIII Rear Only

Part Availability: Usually Ships Out in 1 to 2 Days
Part#: 9398MK8SPR

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1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag

Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag

Recommended by MARKVIII.ORG!

Because a failed Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag can easily damage other parts in the system, the key to keeping the repair cost down on your Mark VIII Air Suspension system and cut down on vehicle downtime, is to repair any problems as soon as they occur! A simple leaking $1 o-ring can easily damage a $600 Lincoln Air Suspension Compressor.....which can even lead to a damaged solid state Air Suspension Compressor relay for your Lincoln Mark VIII. Keep in mind that a Lincoln Airbag generally lasts 5-10 years, with a few more added if the vehicle is/was garage kept at some time during its life.

If the rear of your Lincoln is down in the morning, at least 1 Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag is leaking. As with all airbags, it is highly recommended to replace those in pairs. Procrastination will surely cost you more in the long run, as more & more already old parts will be damaged from being overworked. Don't take a chance when you can get a new Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag for a fraction of what the dealer wants.

This Lincoln Mark VIII Airbag Includes:

  • New Direct replacement Unit...NOT rebuilt.
  • Seals to reseal your solenoids.

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Lincoln Town Car Air Suspension Help and Common Problems

Does the Mark VIII airbag come with a solenoid?

No. This airbag does not include a replacement solenoid, but it does include new seals to reseal your existing solenoids. being in the business for over 30 years we can tell you with faith that the stock factory Ford solenoid was an outstanding design. They rarely fail....but MUST be resealed after removal and especially if the airbag(new surface to seal on) is being replaced.

Why are your airbags better than others?

Times are tough for everyone, so sometimes we have no choice but to source out parts from other countries if they're not economically available through US manufacturers. Let's be honest, would you want to spend $700 for a pair of New Ford OEM airbags on a 20-year-old Mark VIII that's worth $2,000 with a full tank of gas? I'm guessing probably not. It's been our experience being in this business for over 30 years that there is good China stuff......and bottom of the barrel China stuff. ALL our parts, including our airbags, are parts we use and have used over the years ourselves in our own vehicles. It's quite simple, if we have a problem with a part, we won't carry it! As long as we've been in the business, we know the good from the bad and can see a junk part a mile away.

Is this aftermarket airbag as good as the New Ford airbag?

No. But if you do the math they're a bargain any day of the week! A New OEM Ford Lincoln Mark VIII airbag lasts approx. 10 years and costs $350 EACH which works out to cost $35 per year. Compare that to a good aftermarket airbag that lasts approx. 8 years and costs $109 which works out to very low cost of $13.62 a year!

Is replacing a Lincoln Mark VIII airbag something a DIY guy could do?

It's impossible for us to know your mechanical abilities, but if you're mechanically inclined and are good working on cars, I would recommend trying this job!

Is it a good idea to replace the air suspension dryer at the same time?

Absolutely! It is a good idea to replace the dryer. Due to the low mounting position of the air suspension compressor on Mark VIII, they have always had a problem with excessive moisture. Keep in mind that an excessive moisture problem can easily take out even a New Ford air suspension compressor costing $600 or more. In a nutshell, if you want to keep the air suspension but you don't want to break down constantly.....fix any leaks immediately and keep the system dry! If you're not willing to spend some money and time keeping the system up, we would highly recommend doing a spring conversion on your Mark VIII .

Do I need to return my old airbags?

Absolutely not. These are brand new parts and DO NOT require an old part return.


Old Leaking Air Spring
By far, the easiest way to test for a leak in an airbag, is to allow the car to vent down to curb height after shutting off the engine and opening and closing the door.

Your goal is to get the vehicle to sit at the height it sat at most of it's life.
If nothing else, wait 5 minutes after you turn the ignition off...then turn the suspension switch off. The car should have vented by then.
After this, turn the suspension switch off and measure the height of the 4 corners of the car with a tape measure and write it down. Now drive the vehicle for UP TO a few days. If the vehicle has a leak, the car should go down after driving.
NOTE: Depending on the severity of the leak, it may take more than one day to leak down. This is the case more times than you would think.
By all means, if the car goes down after 10 minutes of driving, turn the switch back and resume your journey. You have answered your question.

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