Suspension Service & Repair for 1985 Ford E-250 Econoline

Does Your 1985 Ford E-250 Econoline Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Ford E-250 Econoline, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your E-250 Econoline bounces, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1985 Ford E-250 Econoline in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your E-250 Econoline steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Ford E-250 Econoline Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1985 Ford E-250 Econoline’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your E-250 Econoline’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Ford E-250 Econoline shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your E-250 Econoline’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 E-250 Econoline Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my E-250 Econoline's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Ford E-250 Econoline? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Ford intended.
  • When does Ford E-250 Econoline power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Ford's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Ford E-250 Econoline Suspension Service

When your 1985 E-250 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.