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1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (FY1R0)
1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (FY1R0)
1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (FY1R0)
1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (FY1R0)

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (FY1R0)

The 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit 2WD FY1R0 is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use passive shocks and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one original equipment air spring.
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Convert Your Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...

1997-2002 2WD Navigator Air To Coil Spring Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard shocks/struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one air strut.

Conversion Kit Features

  • Saves Money
  • All New Components
  • Brings Vehicle Back To Original Ride Height
  • More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
  • No Modifications Required To Install
  • Easy To Install
  • Premium Springs

Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes

  • 2 Rear Springs
  • All Necessary Hardware
  • Detailed Instructions Including Light Fix Instructions

This Conversion Kit Fits

1997 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 1998 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 1999 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 2000 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 2001 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD

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Replaced Components

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 Coil Springs (x2)- 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 Rear Gas Shocks (x2)- a type of shock absorber; 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.; the air spring assembled on top of the strut is commonly referred to as an air strut.

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

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Solenoids (x4)- This vehicle is equipped with 4 solenoids. These plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module. The solenoids are responsible for regulating the air pressure in each air spring or air shock. Solenoids are a small piece of the suspension system but they play a big role in how well it functions. If a solenoid is not working properly, it will cause the vehicle to be unlevel and, in turn, cause the compressor to burn out.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Compressor- This vehicle is equipped with one air suspension compressor. The compressor is responsible for pumping up the air springs and shocks. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor is forced to run continuously to try and keep the air springs inflated. After a couple of days of running non-stop, the compressor will burn itself out. Replacing the compressor is a timely and expensive project to undertake.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Dryer Assembly- This vehicle is equipped with a dryer assembly. The dryer assembly is responsible for getting moisture out of the air lines. Once the air suspension parts start to leak, moisture will build up throughout the air system. Moisture damages the air suspension components from the inside out. The dryer must be replaced whenever the compressor is replaced to prevent further damage.

1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Suspension Control Module- This vehicle is equipped with a suspension control module. This module is the brain of the suspension system and it reads all of the signals that are being sent by the height sensors and determines if the vehicle needs to be raised or lowered.

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.

Suspension Failure Signs
Proper diagnosis of a bad air suspension system is important because, if left unchecked, other vehicle components will wear out and total failure may set in. Look for these common signs of a failed or leaking air suspension system in the 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD. The most noticeable is a sudden uneven ride height from the front to the rear end of the Navigator. Typically, with this model, the rear end of the vehicle will fail before the front end. The front end will appear inflated. This gives the illusion that the Navigator is “squatting down.” One of the more obvious signs to look for is an illuminated suspension warning light on the instrument cluster. Listen to the Navigator’s air compressor- has it stopped working? Is it running too long (longer than 15-20 seconds at a time)? This would indicate a bad air suspension system, too. Lastly, any visible cracks in the rear air springs (caused by dry rot) will prove the suspension system is in need of repair.

OEM Replacement Cost

+ Front Air Springs ($837/air spring)
+ Rear Shocks ($253/air shock)
+ Coil Spring ($189)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($720)
= TOTAL: Over $2,820 (and that doesn't even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

The assorted parts that make up the original air suspension system on the 97-02 Lincoln Navigator must always function in sync. If one part is out of step, the entire suspension system will stop working properly. Since we are The Suspension Experts, we knew there had to be an affordable and high-quality alternative to direct replacement at the dealership. We created this air to non-air suspension conversion kit to fill a void in the automotive parts marketplace. This kit, manufactured in America, includes two rear springs for the Lincoln Navigator. Those that like to work on their own vehicles appreciate that the kit is installed in as little as one hour per wheel (Thanks to the help of the accompanying detailed instruction manual and installation videos available to view). Our ASE certified technicians are on hand to answer any questions you might have about your failed Navigator air suspension system. Call or chat with us anytime- we pride ourselves on offering quality customer service. A review of the price difference between choosing an air vs. a non-air suspension system will highlight a significant gap. The prices of these three repair solutions vary greatly: that of repairing the air suspension system at the Lincoln dealer, that of installing aftermarket air suspension parts on the Navigator piece-by-piece, and that of eliminating the air ride headache forever by installing a Strutmasters rear suspension conversion kit.
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