1984-1987 Lincoln Continental Rear Conversion Kit Installation Manual

1984-1987 Lincoln Continental Rear Conversion Kit Installation Manual

Take a look at our easy-to-follow 1984-1987 Lincoln Continental Rear 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:

  • FF1R0- 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

Rear 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 Figure #1)
  2. Raise the vehicle with the proper lifting equipment. The tire must be off the ground and the suspension must be fully down with no load.
  3. Remove the air line from the solenoid. Note: You may have to hold down the plastic ring with a pair of needle nose pliers in order to pull the nylon line out. (See Figure #2)
  4. Remove the two bottom bolts that hold the air spring to the lower control arm. Note: Use a screwdriver to release the plastic clip at the top side of the air spring mount, then turn the top ring and remove the air spring.
  5. Remove the stabilizer bar link attaching nuts and bushings. Be careful not the over extend the brake hose. You may need to remove the bolt holding brake the brake line to vehicle or rear axle. Remove the lower shock bolts, and lower the rear suspension.

Rear Conversion Kit InstallationStep 2

  1. Bolt the supplied upper mount in the notch where the air spring was removed.
  2. Position mount 1-1 ½ inches deep.
  3. If ride height is off slide this mount in to raise,and out to lower.
  4. Bolt the bottom plate (positioned tilted forward) through the lower control arm where the bottom of the air spring was attached.
  5. Set the spring in place with the small pigtail end to the top.
  6. Jack up the rear suspension to compress the springs so that you can reinstall the shock bolts and sway hardware. Note: If you are going to continue to use the front air springs then you will need to plug the rear 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.
  7. Follow the Suspension Light Disarm Instructions to disable the warning light then turn your air suspension switch back "ON". 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).

Rear Conversion Kit installation complete.

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