1995-2002 Lincoln Continental Rear Conversion Kit Installation Manual

Take a look at our easy-to-follow 1995-2002 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:

  • FB2R0- 2 Eibach Coil Springs and 4 Mounts.
  • FB2RB- 2 Eibach Coil Springs, 2 Gas/Hydraulic Shocks, and 4 Mounts.
  • FB24B- 2 Eibach Coil Springs, 2 Coilover Struts, and 4 Mounts.
  • FB24F- 2 Eibach Coil Springs, 2 Gas/Hydraulic Shocks, 2 Coilover Struts, 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" air suspension switch. Raise the vehicle and remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the Airline from the Solenoid.
  4. Remove the Air Spring solenoid. Rotate solenoid to the first stop. Pull back to release the air from the Spring. Rotate to the second stop and remove solenoid.
  5. Remove the 3 bolts from the lower Air Spring seat, and remove the Air Spring, by releasing the top locking tabs on the Air Spring; squeeze to release.
  6. On the bottom locking tabs, press inwards to release. Remove Air Spring from bottom mount.

Rear Coil Spring Installation InstructionsStep 2

  1. The Coil Spring mounts' top and bottom bases are labeled to assist you in this install.
  2. Install the supplied bottom spring support by putting the bolt and washer through the bottom of the spring seat and install the plate and hardware on top of the spring seat. Tighten nut and bolt.
  3. Place the Coil Spring, hardware And lower spring seat on a jack And lift into place in the original Air Spring location. Clock the coil spring so that the writing is readable From the rear of the vehicle.
  4. Guide the top plate ears into the upper mounting holes.
  5. Continue jacking until you have compressed the spring enough to reinstall the three lower spring seat mounting bolts. When reinstalling bolts, reverse the bolts so that the nuts are on the inside of the spring seat.

Rear coil spring installation now complete.

Rear Electronic Shock Removal InstructionsStep 3

  1. Remove the side trim panel in the trunk, and remove the mass damper retaining clip. See Illustration #1.
  2. If so equipped, disconnect the shock absorber electrical connector and wiring routing retaining clips
  3. Remove the two upper shock absorber mounting bolts
  4. Remove the bottom Mounting bolt. Remove the electrical connector (if equipped). Remove the shock.
  5. Remove the top mounting hardware from the old shock (you'll need these mounts for the new shocks).

Rear Shock Installation InstructionsStep 4

  1. Install the factory mounting bracket to the new replacement shock using the provided hardware as shown in the illustration and tighten nut.
  2. Install the rear shock bottom mount first.
  3. Then install the top mount and tighten to factory specifications (do opposite side). Reinstall the wheels and lower vehicle to the ground.

Rear passive shock installation now complete.

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