1995-2003 Ford Windstar Rear Conversion Kit Installation Manual - Strutmasters
1995-2003 Ford Windstar Rear Conversion Kit Installation Manual
Take a look at our easy-to-follow 1995-2003 Ford Windstar 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.
Ford Windstar parts included in this kit:
- FW1R0, FW2R0- 2 Coil springs
- FW1RB, FW2RB- 2 Coil springs and 2 shocks
- Read general service precautions
- Support the vehicle
- Remove air suspension parts
- Install conversion kit
Tools needed for installation:
- Metric sockets
- Wire Cutter/Stripper/Crimping Tool
- Metric wrenches
- Floor jack or vehicle lift
- Level work surface
- Jack stands
- Spring compressor (If applicable)
- Allen Wrenches
- Screw Drivers (Phillips and Flat Head)
Rear Removal & Installation 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. 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.
- Raise and support the vehicle, then remove the wheels and tires.
- Remove spindle and brake backing plate assemblies, and support aside, disconnecting emergency brake cables, anti-lock sensor wiring and connectors and brake cables, anti-lock sensor wiring and connectors and brake fluid lines as necessary.
- Disconnect track arm at attachment to rear axle.
- Support rear axle at both sides, then remove both AIRSPRINGS.
- Remove rear axle trailing arm to frame attaching bolts, then lower axle from vehicle.
- Reverse procedure to install coil springs. (See Fig 1).
- Note: The rear springs may settle some during the first couple of weeks of use. You may have to adjust the front height sensors 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).