Improve Explorer Suspension

65

Asked by Dec 18, 2007 at 03:06 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone have solutions that will improve the overall ride quality of my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport.  The shocks were recently in the front of the vehicle, however bumps or pot holes in the road cause the back of the vehicle to pound against the pavement and the overall ride quality is very poor.  Would appreciate any advice that would permit me to improve overall ride quality in this vehicle.

3 Answers

42,595

Depending on the mileage and condition of the springs and bushings, you may want to consider having the rear springs and any applicable bushings replaced. You might switch to a different shock absorber for the rear as well. Other than that there isn't a whole lot that will improve an SUV suspension. With the exception of really large heavy ones, the ride is more truck-like.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Check the body mounts. I had to replace mine (2002) sports . Got mine on the web for less than $150 .Ford wanted around $ 700 Did the job with a friends help

The bushings in those explorers are junk. They actually had a factory recall if I remember correctly. The bushings in the rear are the first to go and that's most likely your slamming noise.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer Sport

Looking for a Used Explorer Sport in your area?

CarGurus has 232 nationwide Explorer Sport listings starting at $2,300.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Sport Questions

Ford Explorer Sport Experts

#1 chassy
chassy
Reputation 340
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 210
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
832 Great Deals out of 75,042 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
56 Great Deals out of 1,844 listings starting at $2,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,046 Great Deals out of 74,229 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-150
2,255 Great Deals out of 209,705 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,347 Great Deals out of 95,801 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
579 Great Deals out of 27,582 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
267 Great Deals out of 23,164 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
281 Great Deals out of 20,895 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
338 Great Deals out of 25,848 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Expedition
395 Great Deals out of 25,342 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Mustang
388 Great Deals out of 47,511 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
504 Great Deals out of 39,894 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Ford Explorer Sport For Sale
55 listings starting at $2,300