1984-1987 Lincoln Continental Front Conversion Kit Installation Manual

Take a look at our easy-to-follow 1984-1987 Lincoln Continental Front Conversion Kit Installation Manual to learn how to install your new Strutmasters air suspension conversion kit. Our step-by-step instructions include pictures to help you along the way.

Lincoln Continental parts included in this kit:

  • FF1F0- 2 Eibach Coil Springs and 4 Isolators.
  • FF14G- 4 Eibach Coil Springs, 4 Isolators, 4 KYB Gas/Hydraulic Shocks, and 4 Mounts.
  • FF14B- 4 Eibach Coil Springs, 4 Isolators, 2 Gas/Hydraulic Shocks, and 4 Mounts.
  • FF14F- 4 Eibach Coil Springs, 4 Gas/Hydraulic Shocks, 4 Isolators, and 4 Mounts.
  • FF140- 4 Eibach Coil Springs, 4 Isolators, and 4 Mounts.

Getting Started

  1. Read general service precautions
  2. Wear Eye Protection
  3. Support the vehicle
  4. Remove air suspension parts
  5. Install conversion kit
  6. Disable the ride control light

Tools needed for installation:

  • Metric socket set
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Metric Wrench Set
  • Screw Drivers (Phillips and Flat Head)
  • Wire Cutter/Stripper/Crimping Tool
  • Level Work Surface
  • Spring Compressor (If Applicable)
  • Allen Wrenches

Front Air Bag Removal InstructionsStep 1

Caution: A sudden release of pressure may cause personal injury or damage to the vehicle. The air suspension system is under pressure until the air supply lines are disconnected. Use the following precautions when servicing the air suspension system: Wear gloves, ear protection, and eye protection. Wrap a clean cloth around the air supply lines. The vehicle must be raised to perform this conversion! Use proper lifting equipment only! Read instructions carefully before attempting installation, if you have problems during the install then feel free to call our Technical Support Line. Please before calling for technical help, have your invoice handy.

  1. Turn OFF the air suspension switch in the trunk. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal, see Fig 1.
  2. Remove the wheels and drop the lower control arm. This can be accomplished by removing the stabilizer bar, see Fig 2.
  3. Remove the brake line bracket and brake caliper and set the caliper to the side.
  4. Remove the three nuts from the upper strut mount.
  5. Push down the strut and pull it outwards and to the side so you can access the air spring.
  6. Remove the air line from the solenoid. Note: You may have to hold the plastic ring with a pair of needle nose pliers in order to pull the nylon line out, see Fig 3.
  7. Remove the solenoid clip using a large screwdriver, see Fig 4.
  8. Rotate the solenoid to the first stop and pull out to release the pressure from the air spring, see Fig 5. Note: Never turn to the third stop until all of the air is exhausted.
  9. Now turn to the third stop and remove the solenoid, see Fig 6.
  10. Leave the electrical connector in the solenoid and tie up the solenoid out of the way.
  11. Remove the metal clip from the bottom of the air spring.
  12. Using a screwdriver release the plastic clip on the top air spring mount and turn the air spring to unlock and remove from the vehicle.

Front Conversion Kit Installation InstructionsStep 2

  1. Install the upper and lower mounts per the installation diagram, see Fig 7 & Fig 10.
  2. Once all of the supplied mounting hardware has been installed, set the spring in place and using a floor jack raise the lower control arm which will compress the spring allowing you to bolt the upper strut mount and stabilizer bar back into place, see Fig 8. & Fig 9.
  3. Reinstall the brake line and caliper assembly. Note: If you are going to continue to use the rear air springs then you will need to plug the front air lines. The best way to accomplish this is by taking a tight fitting screw, coat it with epoxy and screw it into the line.
  4. Follow the Suspension Light Disarm Instructions to disable the warning light then turn your air suspension switch back "ON".
  5. Note: The rear springs may settle some during the first couple of weeks of use. You may have to adjust the front torsion bars to match the level of your new rear springs. The rear springs can sit a little low if your rear shocks are bad. Test the rear shocks by pushing down on the rear of the car. If the rear bounces then you need to replace the shocks also (Strutmasters carries replacement shocks if this is encountered).

Front Conversion Kit installation now complete.

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