1985 E-350 Econoline Ford Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Ford E-350 Econoline Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1985 E-350 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.

When To Get 1985 Ford E-350 Econoline Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1985 Ford E-350 Econoline, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your E-350 Econoline feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1985 Ford E-350 Econoline in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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 dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your E-350 Econoline suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Ford E-350 Econoline’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Ford E-350 Econoline Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1985 Ford E-350 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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your E-350 Econoline’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Ford E-350 Econoline shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1985 Ford E-350 Econoline suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 E-350 Econoline Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Ford's 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 should my Ford E-350 Econoline get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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-350 Econoline power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your E-350 Econoline is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Ford's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • Why is my Ford E-350 Econoline bouncing so much? Excessive bouncing in your Ford E-350 Econoline might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • Why does my E-350 Econoline tilt forward when I hit the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your E-350 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-350 Econoline shocks feel like? Worn E-350 Econoline shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your E-350 Econoline might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your E-350 Econoline shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Who can repair my E-350 Econoline suspension system? When you need your E-350 Econoline suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair E-350 Econoline suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!