1983 EXP Ford Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1983 Ford EXP Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1983 Ford EXP, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your EXP feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1983 Ford EXP, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. 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 Ford EXP’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Ford EXP Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1983 Ford EXP’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. 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 EXP’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 EXP shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1983 Ford EXP suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1983 EXP Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my EXP's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Ford EXP get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Ford EXP 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 EXP is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Ford EXP Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1983 EXP’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.