Suspension Service & Repair for 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Ford E-250 Econoline

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline. From shocks to ball joints, your Ford will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1986 Ford E-250 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. Perhaps your E-250 Econoline feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Ford E-250 Econoline’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Ford E-250 Econoline

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, 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 regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Ford E-250 Econoline Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Ford's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • 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 right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Ford intended.
  • When should I have my Ford E-250 Econoline power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your E-250 Econoline’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.
  • Why does my Ford E-250 Econoline bounce so much? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • What can cause the front end of my E-250 Econoline to dip forward when I apply the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your E-250 Econoline when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What do worn Ford E-250 Econoline shocks feel like? Worn E-250 Econoline shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your E-250 Econoline might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your E-250 Econoline shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Who does E-250 Econoline suspension repairs? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care is ready to help with E-250 Econoline suspension system services, including inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Book an appointment for your suspension service today!