Ok just picked up a 96 continental, 4.6L front wheel drive. It runs, and drives good as far as i can tell..
Anyways, at first the rear end would not raise up. Took the rear "control arms" or whatever (things that adjust the ride height) off to make it think it was even lower (even tho it was as low as possible, to try and get it to raise up. The bags were completely empty. We had it on a jack and messing with it. Air went into the bags we could see. We let it down but it didnt have enough air in it to support the car..
Well i have messed with my 93's air suspension before, so i know that if the front isnt like either hihger or lower or something than the rear it wont work or go up or some weird shit. Long story short we disconnected the front control arms and messed with it, and the rear raised up.
Ok now got air in it and the vehicle is not about to scrap the ground. Only thing is the damn car is not level at all. The drivers side is way higher than the passenger, both the front and back, front might be higher even yet.
Not sure what to check with this now. This car sat for atleast a year, so i know the computer and shit might need to be adjusted and stuff or just let it have power for a while so it can reset and adjust or whatever it does.
My second problem is power steering. It has fluid in it. It does not work at all. We can turn the wheel all we want and it wont do anything, except air bubbles come out of the reservoir sometimes.. Cant hear any sign of the power steering pump working, i think you can usually hear them.
Anyways, sorry for the long ass write up but i wanted to be detailed, hoping someone on here can give me some insight on this thing.