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Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion
Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion


 
Price:$257.00

Application: 1984-1992 Mark VII -OR- 1984-1987 Continental
Note: strut/spring color may vary
Note: NO SUSPENSION WARNING AFTERWARD!!

Stock Status: In Stock
Availability: Usually Ships Within 24 Hours
Part#: FF140


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1984-1992 Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion

Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion

If you’re here, you must be experiencing some type of air suspension problem and seriously considering installing a Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion. We can’t blame you, as just the front air springs alone cost about $250 by itself. As an air suspension equipped vehicle gets over 10 years old, more and more parts will need to be replaced, as they have reached their pre-engineered lifespan. It’s not a question of if these parts are going to go bad, it’s more like when. If your luck is like mine, you can bet a major failure will occur when you’re farthest away from home. A less expensive, more permanent solution is to do a Coil Conversion. No more threats of suspension breakdowns, no more issues in cold weather, no more taking the car to your local mechanic for him to “try” other parts. Just an old-fashioned suspension that any mechanic can work on! The best thing about a Coil Spring Conversion is that after it’s done, your problems are over. No longer are you “in the game” so to speak, having to constantly replace these hard to find parts. This Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion is designed to be a bolt-on installation and requires no drilling, cutting or welding.

This Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion Includes:

  • Brand Name Front and Rear Coil Springs.
  • Four Coil Spring Mounting Perches.
  • 2 optional Shock Packages to choose from.
  • Easy to follow instructions clearly show how to install the new conversion kit.
  • Instructions included to defeat the suspension warning message on your Mark VII.
  • These high-quality Lincoln parts are proudly made in the United States.
  • The Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion is equipped with a lifetime warranty to provide added security and comfort for an extended period of time.

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Lincoln Mark VII Air Suspension Help and Common Problems

What about the computer? Won't the suspension light come on?

No. The instructions include how to easily defeat the suspension warning message.

Can any mechanic install this Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion?

We have plenty of shade-tree mechanics install these kits all the time. If they can do it, someone who turns wrenches for a living should blow through it! All kits come with illustrated instructions and we even provide a toll-free number in case someone has a question.

Does my mechanic have to cut or weld anything?

No, never. This Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion is designed to be a bolt-on installation. Installation instructions are included with a toll-free tech line, in case the installer has a question.

Can I convert only one end?

The problem you'll need to deal with if you convert the one end and not the other, is you'll have to play around with the sensor(s) on the converted end to try and trick the module into thinking every things ok. In other words, you'll need to find what we call "the sweet spot" that makes the module think that end is already where it needs to be and to continue on. If nothing is done after converting that end, the system WILL give you a check suspension message pretty quick and not make any adjustments.

Do you have a time estimate for the Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion install?

It could vary, depending on the shop doing the install, but it should take approx. 3-4 hours for the basic kit install. You'd have to add a 1.5-2 more if they're installing the optional shock package.

Will the car sit lower than it did with the air?

No, our Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion is designed to be at regular factory ride height.

Do I have to replace the shocks and struts when I convert?

No. Right now, your vehicle has an air spring with a totally separate shock absorber/strut(one can be replaced without the other). We don't want to force you to buy something that you may have already replaced. If they haven't been replaced before, it would be a good idea to replace them when doing the conversion.


1984-1992
Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion

Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion
When installing a Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion on ANY vehicle be sure to follow all safety procedures. Make sure that when you lift your vehicle, that you're using a sturdy and dependable jack and jack stands and that the car is parked on a flat and level surface. Failure to do so can result in the vehicle sliding off it's supports and onto you! Make sure you have or can obtain all the tools required beforehand. A list of the tools needed is below, but gloves and especially eye protection should be standard equipment on any job.
Be sure to follow the instructions in the specified order, as they are laid out in a particular order for a reason. Improper installation and even installation in the incorrect order can cause damage to these parts that are NOT covered under your warranty! Always take precaution not to exceed the gross vehicle weight rating recommended by the manufacturer.

These instructions are furnished only to give you an idea of the task at hand. When installing your kit, please use the instructions furnished with the kit, as they will include pictures to aid with the install as well as the suspension warning light-out instructions.

Tools Needed for Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion:
Metric Socket Set
Floor Jack
Jack stands
Metric Wrenches
Screwdrivers(Phillips-head & Flat-head)
Wire Cutters/stripper/crimping tool
Level Work area

We recommend this installation in 5 general categories:
Read general service precaution
Support the vehicle in a level area
Remove air suspension air springs
Install conversion springs
Disable check air suspension warning

FRONT AIR SPRING REMOVAL:
* Turn OFF the air suspension switch in the trunk and disconnect the negative battery cable.
* Raise the vehicle where the tires are off the ground, using the factory recommended lifting points.
* Safely support the vehicle using jack stands and/or vehicle hoist.
* Once supported, remove all 4 wheels.
* Remove the brake line bracket and brake caliper and set the caliper to the side.
* Disconnect the sway bar links on both sides.
* Remove the air line from the air spring solenoid. (Go here if you need help disconnecting the air line)
* With a large flat blade screwdriver, remove the half-moon solenoid retaining clip.
* Rotate the solenoid to its first step and allow the solenoid to pop out slightly(half an inch) so the air will escape.
* Only after the air is depleted, twist the solenoid again, then pull it out completely.
* Remove the square locking clip on the bottom of the air spring.
* Using a flat blade screwdriver, push down and release the small plastic locking clip(that keeps the top ring from twisting) and twist the ring counter clockwise to unlock the air spring.
* Push air spring down, then pull it out completely.
* Remove the three nuts from the upper strut mount.
* Push down the strut and pull it outwards and to the side.

Repeat steps for the other side of the vehicle.

FRONT LINCOLN MARK VII COIL SPRING CONVERSION INSTALLATION:
* Install the upper and lower mounts.
* Once all of the supplied mounting hardware has been installed, set the front coil spring in place.
* Using a floor jack under the lower control arm, start to raise the lower control arm slowly, being careful to center spring.
* Once the spring is centered in both spring perches, jack up the lower control arm more and compress spring until you can bolt up the upper strut mount and stabilizer bar links.
* Reinstall the brake line and caliper assembly.

Repeat steps for the other side of the vehicle.

REAR AIR SPRING REMOVAL:
* Remove the air line from the air spring solenoid. (Go here if you need help disconnecting the air line)
* With a large flat blade screwdriver, remove the half-moon solenoid retaining clip.
* Rotate the solenoid to its first step and allow the solenoid to pop out slightly(half an inch) so the air will escape.
* Only after the air is depleted, twist the solenoid again, then pull it out completely.
* Remove the two bottom bolts that hold the air spring to the lower control arm.
* Using a flat blade screwdriver, push down and release the small plastic locking clip(that keeps the top ring from twisting) and twist the ring counter clockwise to unlock the air spring, then pull it out of the vehicle.
* Being careful NOT to over-extend the brake hose, remove the stabilizer bar link attaching nuts and bushings. NOTE: You may need to remove the hold holding the brake line to vehicle or the rear axle.
* After supporting the rear axle with stands, remove the lower shock bolts and lower the rear suspension slightly.

Repeat steps for the other side of the vehicle.

REAR LINCOLN MARK VII COIL SPRING CONVERSION INSTALLATION:
* Bolt the supplied upper mount in the notch where the air spring was removed from.
* Position both mounts 1- 1.5 inches deep.
(NOTE: If the ride height is off, slide this mount in to raise the vehicle slightly and move it out to lower)
* While positioned tilt forward, bolt the bottom plates on both sides through the lower control arm where the bottom of the air springs were attached.
* Set both springs in place with the small pigtail end facing the top.
* Using a stand or floor jack, jack up the rear suspension to compress the springs so that you can reinstall the shock bolts and sway bar hardware

Front and Rear Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion is now complete.

We highly recommend having a four wheel alignment done after a week or so
(after the springs settle)

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Lincoln Mark VII Coil Spring Conversion Kit


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  14 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
 
Out-Freakin Standing! April 1, 2016
Reviewer: Lucas M. from Farmville,VA.  
Out-Freakin Standing! I wish I would have done this along time ago. I can't believe how good the ride is. Thanks again!

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
What a great kit! November 19, 2015
Reviewer: Franklin V. from Brooklyn, NY  
What a great kit! The overall experience buying something from American Air Suspension has been top notch. I have never talked with someone that knew as much about these cars than Eddie. I would recommend him for conversion kts or air suspension parts.

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