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What kind of suspension does my 1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) have?

The 1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) is built with the following suspension components:

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Air Springs (x2) - commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Shock Absorbers (x4) - has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Coil Springs (x2) - what we love! Coil springs hold the vehicle up but be careful, they are rated for and designed to work with the rest of the suspension system, so when you change air shocks to passive shocks, then you will need a different rated coil spring that works well with the new type of shocks.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Height Sensors (x2) - a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor to the air which carry pressurized air to the air bags in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Solenoids (x2) - usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Compressor Assembly- creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Dryer- prevents moisture build-up inside of air suspension parts.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicle’s correct ride height.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Upper Control Arm- a bar which pivots at both ends and is used at the top of a MacPherson Strut, usually with a lower wishbone.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Upper Control Arm Bushings- a single pivot point on the control arm, bushings wear over time and should be replaced if experiencing any noise from the suspension.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Upper/Lower Ball Joints- bearings that connect control arms to the steering knuckles.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends- endlinks for the first and last stage of the steering process.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Idler Arm- the pivoting support for the steering linkage on vehicles with a conventional parallelogram type steering linkage.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Sway Bar Endlinks- these connect the sway bar to the vehicle in order to redistribute the vehicle’s weight while cornering.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeve- for adjusting tie rods.

How Do I Know If My Air Suspension Is Failing?

The most common symptom of a leaking or failed air suspension is a sudden noticeable uneven height difference between different sides of the vehicle. The vehicle could have a sagging rear end or front end, it could lean to the left side or right side, or the entire vehicle could be squatting down lower than normal. Other symptoms could include a suspension warning message or light in the instrument cluster, or the air compressor no longer working or running way too often (which would be very noisy and noticeable). The last major tip is your vehicle is no longer able to reach or maintain the proper ride height.

Why choose the Conversion Kit over replacing the air suspension system on your 1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD)?

We have already seen the assortment of parts that construct the air suspension system. Our conversion kit gets rid of having to depend on all of those parts functioning correctly and in sync. This conversion kit consists (4) replacement shocks, the bundle kit (which includes: which includes (2) Upper Control Arms with ball joints and bushings, Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends, and Sway Bar Bushings), and (2) Eibach coil springs to delete the air bags in the rear. The conversion not only saves you time and frustration, it saves you lots of money. Our suspension conversions are much more affordable and more reliable than the original parts and it comes with Strutmasters “Limited Life-Time Warranty”. The installation is easy and no modifications are required. Installs usually take about an hour per wheel and about 30 minutes to turn off the suspension warning light on the instrument cluster. Strutmasters kits include a complete set of easy to follow installation instructions with pictures & other helpful information. Also, you can find the videos of us performing actual installations on our YouTube channel. As if that isn’t enough, Strutmasters also has in-house technicians available to answer your questions.

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) OEM Replacement Parts:

+ Rear Air Springs ($260/air spring)
+ Compressor Assembly ($730)
+ Dryer ($250)
+ Shocks ($60/shock)
+ Upper Control Arms ($130/arm)
+ Ball Joints ($50/joint)
+ Upper Control Arm Bushings ($50)
+ Inner/Outer Tie Rod Ends ($240)
+ Sway Bar Bushings ($40)
= Over $2,400 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Aftermarket Replacement Parts:

+ Rear Air Springs ($130/air spring)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($210)
+ Shocks ($30/pair)
+ Upper Control Arms ($30/arm)
+ Ball Joints ($30/joint)
+ Upper Control Arm Bushings ($50)
+ Inner/Outer Tie Rod Ends ($60)
+ Sway Bar Bushings ($30)
= Over $750 (but that doesn’t include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

Our 1997-2002 Ford Expedition (2WD) Conversion Kit:

+ (4) Hydraulic fluid Shocks
+ (2) Rear Eibach Coil Springs
+ Our Bundle Kit
+ Detailed installation instructions
+ Over-the-phone technical support
+ Limited Lifetime Warranty
= Only $597 (plus s&h).

This kit will save you over $1,500 and a lifetime of headaches!

5 Great Reasons To Act Now

  • Conversion Kits Save You Money
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Quick And Easy Installation
  • Made In The USA
  • Frustration Eliminated Forever!

What Are You Waiting For

For questions or to order over the phone, call: (866) 597-2397

What kind of suspension does my 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) have?

The 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) is built with the following suspension components:

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Air Springs (x2) - commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Shock Absorbers (x4) - has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Coil Springs (x2) - what we love! Coil springs hold the vehicle up but be careful, they are rated for and designed to work with the rest of the suspension system, so when you change air shocks to passive shocks, then you will need a different rated coil spring that works well with the new type of shocks.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Height Sensors (x2) - a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor to the air which carry pressurized air to the air bags in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Solenoids (x2) - usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Compressor Assembly- creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Dryer- prevents moisture build-up inside of air suspension parts.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicle’s correct ride height.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Upper Control Arm- a bar which pivots at both ends and is used at the top of a MacPherson Strut, usually with a lower wishbone.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Upper Control Arm Bushings- a single pivot point on the control arm, bushings wear over time and should be replaced if experiencing any noise from the suspension.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Upper/Lower Ball Joints- bearings that connect control arms to the steering knuckles.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends- endlinks for the first and last stage of the steering process.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Idler Arm- the pivoting support for the steering linkage on vehicles with a conventional parallelogram type steering linkage.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Sway Bar Endlinks- these connect the sway bar to the vehicle in order to redistribute the vehicle’s weight while cornering.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeve- for adjusting tie rods.

How Do I Know If My Air Suspension Is Failing?

The most common symptom of a leaking or failed air suspension is a sudden noticeable uneven height difference between different sides of the vehicle. The vehicle could have a sagging rear end or front end, it could lean to the left side or right side, or the entire vehicle could be squatting down lower than normal. Other symptoms could include a suspension warning message or light in the instrument cluster, or the air compressor no longer working or running way too often (which would be very noisy and noticeable). The last major tip is your vehicle is no longer able to reach or maintain the proper ride height.

Why choose the Conversion Kit over replacing the air suspension system on your 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD)?

We have already seen the assortment of parts that construct the air suspension system. Our conversion kit gets rid of having to depend on all of those parts functioning correctly and in sync. This conversion kit consists (4) replacement shocks the bundle kit (which includes: which includes (2) Upper Control Arms with ball joints and bushings, Inner and Outer Tie Rod Ends, and Sway Bar Bushings), and (2) Eibach coil springs to delete the air bags in the rear. The conversion not only saves you time and frustration, it saves you lots of money. Our suspension conversions are much more affordable and more reliable than the original parts and it comes with Strutmasters “Limited Life-Time Warranty”. The installation is easy and no modifications are required. Installs usually take about an hour per wheel and about 30 minutes to turn off the suspension warning light on the instrument cluster. Strutmasters kits include a complete set of easy to follow installation instructions with pictures & other helpful information. Also, you can find the videos of us performing actual installations on our YouTube channel. As if that isn’t enough, Strutmasters also has in-house technicians available to answer your questions.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) OEM Replacement Parts:

+ Rear Air Springs ($260/air spring)
+ Compressor Assembly ($730)
+ Dryer ($250)
+ Shocks ($60/shock)
+ Upper Control Arms ($130/arm)
+ Ball Joints ($50/joint)
+ Upper Control Arm Bushings ($50)
+ Inner/Outer Tie Rod Ends ($240)
+ Sway Bar Bushings ($40)
= Over $2,400 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Aftermarket Replacement Parts:

+ Rear Air Springs ($130/air spring)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($210)
+ Shocks ($30/pair)
+ Upper Control Arms ($30/arm)
+ Ball Joints ($30/joint)
+ Upper Control Arm Bushings ($50)
+ Inner/Outer Tie Rod Ends ($60)
+ Sway Bar Bushings ($30)
= Over $750 (but that doesn’t include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

Our 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator (2WD) Conversion Kit:

+ (4) Hydraulic fluid Shocks
+ (2) Rear Eibach Coil Springs
+ Our Bundle Kit
+ Detailed installation instructions
+ Over-the-phone technical support
+ Limited Lifetime Warranty
= Only $597 (plus s&h).

This kit will save you over $1,500 and a lifetime of headaches!

5 Great Reasons To Act Now

  • Conversion Kits Save You Money
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Quick And Easy Installation
  • Made In The USA
  • Frustration Eliminated Forever!

What Are You Waiting For

For questions or to order over the phone, call: (866) 597-2397