Suspension Service & Repair for 1985 Ford EXP

Does Your 1985 Ford EXP Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1985 Ford EXP, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your EXP jolts, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1985 Ford EXP, bring it in for suspension and steering service. 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, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your EXP suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Ford EXP suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Ford EXP Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1985 Ford EXP’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 EXP’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 indicators of worn Ford EXP shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your EXP’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.

Questions About 1985 Ford EXP Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my EXP's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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.
  • 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 correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Ford intended.
  • When should I have my Ford EXP power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your EXP is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Ford's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Ford EXP Suspension Service

When your 1985 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.