The 1997 to 2002 Ford Expedition air suspension consists of two Rear Air Spring Bags, and two rear Gas Shocks. At the front of the vehicle are Gas Shocks on 4x2 models or Air Shocks on 4x4 models that are filled with air by an Air Suspension Compressor. Two Height Sensors at the front and one in the rear tell the Control Module when to send a signal to the Air Suspension Compressor and fill the system. An Air Suspension System can be removed and replaced with one of many Suncore Industries Suspension conversion kits that are on hand. Your satisfaction is our guarantee!
Ford Expedition Air Ride Suspension System
Ford Expedition Air Ride Suspension SystemFord Expedition Air Ride Suspension Systems are the softest on the road and is one of the most dependable systems if properly maintained. When the Shocks or the air springs go out, the car is nearly impossible to drive. Suncore provides all the solutions for your air suspension repair at a fraction of the dealer price.
Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension powered by an engine driven Electric air pump or compressor. Using an air Suspension Compressor, it will turn on to fill the air bags when needed. This pump pressurizes the air, using compressed air as a spring. An air suspension dryer is attached directly to the compressor. The function of the air dryer is to capture the moisture that is released when the air is compressed. Air suspension replaces conventional steel springs. With a height sensor the vehicle height can be determined. Working together, the air compressor and computer will allow the proper amount of air to be dispersed to the bags. There is a solenoid in the air bags; the solenoid will close once the correct amount of air has been achieved. If for some reason there is a surplus of air the solenoid will open letting the air out and bring the vehicle to factory height. All this is possible with a control module; this is the brain of the system. The control module controls the air suspension compressor through a solid state relay. If the height sensor determines a change, the information is sent to the control module and the air suspension system begins to work. The purpose of air suspension is to provide a smooth ride quality and in some cases self-leveling. Air suspension has been installed on vehicles for years and is one of the most dependable systems if properly maintained. These Air Suspension Systems can have many benefits, great ride quality, increase handling, decrease tire wear, and the ability to adapt to changing loads.
Air Spring Bags & Air Shock Suspension Systems
Air Spring Bags & Air Shock Suspension Systems
Functions of this air suspension system: the two air spring bags, located at the rear of the vehicle, are inflated with air when the system recognizes a change. The system works as a unit to maintain ride height as the vehicle is in motion. A height sensor sends a message to the control module that the height of the vehicle is incorrect. Control module will power the air compressor on, in order to fill the air spring bags. Solenoids located at the top of the air bags allow the air to flow in and out of the bags as needed. The same will apply to the air shocks at the front of the vehicle, although there are no solenoids, the system acknowledges the change.
Also located at the rear are gas shocks, these pressurized gas shocks help the vehicles suspension ride. Good for at least 50,000 miles these gas shocks should be changed to ensure good ride quality.
Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion System
Ford Expedition Air Suspension Conversion SystemsFord Expedition Air Suspension Conversion Kits are the low cost alternative to Air Ride Suspension Systems. We offer a large variety of converison kits to help you get back on the road. Air Suspension Conversion Kits work by replacing your air ride parts for durable Coil Springs and Passive Shocks that do not use the electronic systems in the vehicle, allowing you to have a great ride without breaking the bank. Suncore Suspension Converison Kits come with a *Lifetime Warranty*. Customer Satisfaction is our Guarantee.
A major concern of air suspension is the cost for replacements, with so many components that can fail in this system; conversion kits are becoming the most economical way to solve this dilemma. Air spring bags typically last 5-7 years, after this period dry rotting can cause the bags to crack and create leaks causing other components to fail if not replaced on time. Proper maintenance of the gas shocks is also essential to upkeep the vehicles suspension. Changing this gas shocks every 50,000 miles will help with the overall life of the suspension.
WHAT IS A CONVERSION KIT? A conversion kit is a system in which you remove the vehicle's air suspension and replace it with an alternate form of suspension. These conversion kits vary greatly depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle.
Air Spring Bags & Air Shocks to Coils
Air Spring Bags & Air Shocks to Coil Suspension Conversion
Converting your vehicle from air suspension to a coil spring kit is an easy process that does not require any modifications to the vehicle. Taking the place of the air spring bags will be the coil springs specifically designed to fit the vehicles suspension. For good ride quality gas shocks should be replace as well. Every vehicle can be different, but most gas shocks last up to 50,000 miles and can affect the suspension. In the front of the vehicle the air shocks will be replaced by coil over shocks. Keep in mind that if you do convert to a coil conversion kit, the old air system will still need to be in place for electronic purposes.
Expedition Air Suspension Parts and Conversion Kits Source
The Expedition Suspension systems are the softest on the road. That comes at a price. When the Expedition Shocks or the Expedition air springs go out. The car is nearly impossible to drive. Suncore provides all the solutions for your air suspension repair. Whether you maintain the air suspension. Or, if you convert to one of our Expedition Conversion kits. Your satisfaction is our guarantee!