The 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit With 4 Shocks FY1RF 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 Lincoln Navigator Air To Coil Spring Conversion Kit With 4 Shocks 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
- Rides Great
- More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
- Premium Springs
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Front Shocks
- 2 Rear Shocks
- 2 Rear Springs
- All Necessary Hardware
- Detailed Instructions Including Light Fix Instructions
This Conversion Kit Fits1997 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 1998 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 1999 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 2000 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 2001 Lincoln Navigator 2WD, 2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD
- If your Navigator Has More Than 100,000 Miles, The Front Suspension Components Could Be Worn Out. Save Time And Money, And Add A Front Suspension Rebuild Bundle As Part of Your Order
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
It‚Äôs important to properly diagnose a failed or leaking air suspension system before total failure sets in. Look for these common signs of a bad suspension system in the 97-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD. A sudden difference in ride height from one end of the Navigator to the other is an obvious red flag. Typically, with this Navigator, the rear end suspension will fail and the area will sag. The front end will appear inflated. This is described as a ‚Äúsquatting‚Äù down appearance. An illuminated suspension warning message on the dashboard is an obvious indicator of a failed suspension. Issues with the air compressor- like if it has stopped working or is running too long (longer than 15-20 seconds at one time)- can help diagnose a suspension problem as well. If these symptoms are present, they should be fixed promptly before other components wear out. Lastly, look for cracks in the rear air springs. These are caused by dry rot and replacement may be needed.
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).
A wide variety of parts make up the original air suspension system on the 1997-2002 Lincoln Navigator 2WD. The components must always function in sync, otherwise, the system stops working properly. Repair at the Lincoln dealership each time the suspension system needs work is impractical and expensive. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit eliminates this dilemma for good. This kit, made in the USA, includes two front shocks, two rear shocks, and two rear springs. The parts are high quality; this is the only kit that includes cold-wound steel springs! Created for those enthusiasts who like to perform repair work themselves, the kit saves time, frustration, and money. The low price is evident when one reviews the cost difference between replacing an air suspension vs. a non-air suspension system conversion. Look closely at three different prices: that of repairing the air suspension system at the Lincoln dealer, that of installing aftermarket air suspension parts on the Navigator individually, and that of getting rid of the faulty air ride forever by installing a non-air suspension conversion kit.
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