Not sure if the truck has aftermarket lowering package. The rear coils have only four coils out of eight with actual travel. The truck sits level but the front torsion cams are lowered as far as the can go
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this car is coil spring car on all 4 corners all are.
89 to 2004 and newer.
so are sidekicks and Vitara's . same car.
so why not just ask how to lower coil spring cars and not guess at parts name,
they sell kits for this and are not cheap.
why have low rider 4wd, odd that.
The only way to do that is shorter springs,
the car body fits on a real A frame,. so the body can not be lowered ever. nor can a frame,
only the suspension can be lowered.
only samurai cars (jimny) are easy to lower with leaf spring mods.
see? (apples and oranges different they are)
in the old days, kid would , TORCH the springs on coil spring cars.
and as the coils got red hot, the car settled, and the guy on the
oxy torch yells over to owner , this low enough?
fun to watch , no fun to drive,
Automobiles: 2006-2007 Ford Five Hundred 2WD & AWD, Montego
If the steering is getting a little hard to turn at low speeds, this would indicate a loss of Power Steering, and the steering is reverting to "Non-Power" steering, just like the days of the Ford Model T or Model A. Loss of power steering is usually caused by low level of PSF (Power Steering Fluid). So first on my checklist would be checking the PSF level in the reservoir. Also bleed (air) from PS (Power Steering) pump.
The Ford Five Hundred has front MacPherson struts, so check these for leakage (of the dampening fluid in the strut cylinder), or breakage of their coil springs. These springs can actually weaken over time, but this is impossible to see - you must "feel" it by bouncing the strut up & down - preferably with your hands on the top of the strut tower in the engine compartment (rather than on the exterior finish). If the MacPherson struts have weak/broken springs, these components are not separately serviceable, and the strut would have to be replaced as a unit (and preferably both left/right to maintain smooth/even ride).
The Five Hundred also has rear shock absorbers with springs - check for leaks/breakage/weakness here too.
Steering losing responsiveness/wander - checklist Priority Action Part Type Cause 1 Inspect Rack & Pinion - Center Wear From Internal Fluid Leaking Around The Rack Piston. 2 Inspect Steering Stabilizer Bracket - Loose or Broken Steering Stabilizer Bracket. 3 Inspect Front Lower Control Arm - Front Lower Control Arm loose/missing bolt(s) 4 Inspect Front Lower Ball Joints - Front Lower Ball Joint(s) Worn/Loose 5 Inspect Front Upper Ball Joints -Front Upper Ball Joint(s) Worn/Loose 6 Inspect Tire Pressure - Tire Pressure should be 35 PSI for the Five Hundred and Montego's P225/55R18 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tires.
Harsh ride - checklist
1 Inspect Rear Shock/Strut - Shocks/Strut failing/leaking. 2 Inspect Front Shock/Strut - Shocks/Strut failing/leaking. 3 Inspect Coil Spring - Incorrect Coil Spring Selection or Installation. 4 Inspect Coil Spring - Coil Spring broken.
REMOVE REAR SEAT AND PACKAGE SHELF TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE UPPER SHOCK ATTACHING NUTS.REMOVE UPPER ATTACHING NUTS. RAISE VECHICLE REMOVE REAR WHEEL AND SUPPORT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WITH A JACK REMOVE LOWER SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING BOLT. REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY FROM THE VECHICLE. COMPRESS THE COIL SPRING WITH THE PROPER SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL. REMOVE CENTER RETAINING NUT HOLDING THE UPPER MOUNTING INSULATOR. SLOWLY DECOMPRESS THE COIL SPRING.REMOVE THE MOUNTING INSULATOR AND THE COIL SPRING. REMOVE THE COIL SPRING. TO INSTALL COMPRESSED COIL SPRING ONTO THE STRUT ASSEMBLY. BE SURE TO THE END OF THE SPRING IS IN THE NOTCH ON THE LOWER SEAT.INSTALL UPPER MOUNTING INSULATOR. YOU WILL NEW LOCKNUT FOR THE CENTER RETAINING NUT OF THE COIL SPRING. CENTER RETAINING NUT AND TORQUE THE NUT TO 13 TO 17 FT LBS. SLOWLY REMOVE THE SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL. INSTALL SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY IN THE VECHICLE AND INSTALL THE MOUNTING FASTERNERS AND TORQUE LOWER MOUNTING BOLTS TO 72 - 87 FT LBS. INSTALL WHEEL.LOWER VECHICLE. WARNING COIL SPRING UNDER EXTREME LOADS WHEN COMPRESSED.BESURE TO PROPERLY ALIGN THE SPRING WITH THE COMPRESSING TOOL TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY FROM THE SPRING RELEASING UNEXPECTEDLY.
raise rear of vechicle then support by jack stands.let rear suspension hang to take pressure off strut coil springs.remove rear package tray trim panel. remove rear wheel.remove brake load sensor .remove brake hose.remove stabilizer bar bracket and link.remove tension strut .remove spindle pinch bolt and strut assembly.if the strut coil spring broke you wont need a coil springcompressor.BESURE INSTALL NEW MOUNTING BOLTS AND PINCH BOLT.install the strut assembly.use a new pinch bolt .torque it to 50-67 ft lbs.torque the 3 upper mounting nuts to 19-25 ft lbs. tension strut torque nut to 35-46 ft lbs. stabilizer bar link torque to 60- 81 inch pounds.stabilizer bar bracket torque to 25-33 ft lbs.NOW INSTALL .brake hose / brake load sensor/ rear wheel /rear package tray trim panel.
Always a good idea to start by disconnecting battery. For front, raise it up, remove the wheel & sway bar connector from the dampner fork. You have to remove both the upper pinch bolt and the lower damper through bolt. You have to go under the hood to remove the (3) upper strut bolts, just dont remove the big spring center nut. With both the top and bottom removed, you should be able to slide the strut out. Then you can r & r the coil spring assy, just keep everything in the same position as it was removed.
The rears, you have to jack up and block the car because you are going to also have to take the weight off of the axle by jacking it up. Of course remove the wheel- You have to go inside the car because the top mouning nuts are under the ft rear package shelf covers.will have to remove speakers & top package shelf & the covers over the nuts (2 of them). (you do have the car blocked & the axle slightly raised at this point dont you? cause you dont want to remove these nuts until you do . Now you can remove the lower strut mounts and slide it out. Again, you will have to r/r the coil spring assy with a spring compresser & be sure to put things back in the same orientation. hope this helps, rick