Steering & Suspension Maintenance

What, Why & When


What

Your vehicle has a complex steering , suspension, and chassis system for your safety. It includes: Dave Sinclair Ford

  • Power Steering Pump
  • Sway Bar & Links
  • Rack and Pinion Gears
  • Drag Links
  • Integral Gear Boxes
  • Control Arms
  • Shocks
  • Ball Joints
  • Struts
  • Tie Rod Ends
  • Wheel Bearings
  • CV Joints

Why

These parts are VITAL to your SAFE operation and control of the vehicle. They work millions of times under stress.


When

Inspect EVERY 5,000 Miles these parts should be inspected by trained technicians as recommended by Ford Motor Company and repaired immediately if bad.


OR


EVERY STATE SAFETY INSPECTION visit.



Repairs can start occurring historically after 45,000 miles. However they can fail at any time and need close monitoring.


Key Warning Indicators are:

  • Abnormal Squealing or Groaning Noise
  • Abnormal Clicking or Grinding Noise over Bumps
  • Difficult Steering
  • Inability to align vehicle within Ford specs
  • Leaks under vehicle or low Power Steering fluid
  • Abnormal Tire Wear

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