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#46 of 128 Re: Expediton air leak? [esbsports]
Jan 30, 2010 (1:31 pm)
I am experiencing the same problem. I went to ford and talked to them about all the replacement parts. I am a do it yourselfer and according to what I found the only way to match what you nend perfectly is the vin number. I also found out that a compressor from ford is $586, air springs are $283, a relay is $153. I myself can not afford to pay that much. So I went Arnott Inc. and talked with them about a replacement kit that was less that the compressor alone. I have heard that a conversion kit to springs is good to. The one that I thought would work the best was out of my price range so therefore I went this route hoping to get another Five years out of my 1998 Ford Expedition (EB) 4x4. So I got my parts and now have comensed to putting them in and ran into a problem that I hope I can get some help. The compressor came out easy and changed out easy. The airbags are the troublesome part. I got the bottom off and the retainer clip off and the selinod loose but touches the frame of the car. My next issue is to get the carter key out so that I can drop the air bag out and replace it with a new one. The airbags are new to me and therefore have not learned how to get them out.
#47 of 128 Ford Expedition suspension removal
Jan 30, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I am need some pointers on where and how to remove the carter key holding the top of the airbag in on my expedition. I have dettached the botom and taken the retaining clip off the sileoind. According the instructions the selinoid should come right out but bottoms out at the back of the frame and I am guessing that I need to remove the cater key but do not no with what or how. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
#48 of 128 how to replace the air compressor on a expedition
Jan 30, 2010 (1:37 pm)
#51 of 128 air susp to spring conversion?
Feb 12, 2010 (7:25 am)
My air susp on the back of my 98 eddie bauer 4wd exp has just crapped out. The check suspension light had been on and the compressor has been noisy for some time. Sat I backed out of the 2 ft of snow we have and shortly after I noticed its sittin basically on the rear end now. Rather than mess with finding a needle in a hay stack I am considering changing the system over to a conventional spring/strut system. The rear end is pretty strait forward but I assume you change the front over as well? Next question is where is a good place to get a air suspension replacement system from and how much hassle is the front to change over? Thanks
#52 of 128 Re: Ford Expedition suspension removal [jgishere]
Feb 22, 2010 (10:36 am)
it took me some time to figure that thing out too but all I do is shimmy my hands to either side of the key and pull together. I also have long skinny fingers so maybe some needle nose pliers would work also?
#53 of 128 changing rear bags to coils
Mar 01, 2010 (2:08 pm)
I read several posts and someone claimed that car quest cch-cc80841 would replace the bags to coils. my questions are
does the vehicle sit high or low? I prefer higher then lower
when I called carquest they will not guarentee they will fit. Any solutions or ideas. Strutmaster is a rip off, there must be a better way
#54 of 128 replacing air rid with springs
Mar 05, 2010 (7:44 am)
I have a 97 If you replace the rear bags with springs do you have to do the front at the same time or can the system be split ? Also I tow a lot and does this spring system affect towing load? FYI I live and tow at high altitude and find my Expedition performs much better on premium gas.
#55 of 128 Re: Ford Expedition suspension removal [jgishere]
Mar 05, 2010 (8:37 am)
I'm a poor self fixer I need a good cheep manuel on ford truck suv is there such a thing