Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline

Schedule Ford E-250 Econoline Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline. From shocks to ball joints, your Ford will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your E-250 Econoline jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline in for suspension and steering service. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your E-250 Econoline steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Ford E-250 Econoline Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your E-250 Econoline’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Ford E-250 Econoline shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Ford E-250 Econoline’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 E-250 Econoline Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • 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 alert you to the need for new 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? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Ford intended.
  • Does my Ford E-250 Econoline power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your E-250 Econoline is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.