1983 Ford E-100 Econoline Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1983 Ford E-100 Econoline Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1983 Ford E-100 Econoline, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your E-100 Econoline bounces, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1983 Ford E-100 Econoline, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your E-100 Econoline steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Ford E-100 Econoline Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1983 Ford E-100 Econoline suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Ford up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1983 Ford E-100 Econoline’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Ford E-100 Econoline shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1983 Ford E-100 Econoline suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1983 E-100 Econoline Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my E-100 Econoline's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Ford E-100 Econoline? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Ford intended.
  • When should I have my Ford E-100 Econoline power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your E-100 Econoline is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Ford E-100 Econoline Suspension Service

When your 1983 E-100 Econoline’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Ford will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.