Below is some information on front suspension parts used in 1979-2002
crown victorias, grand marquises and lincoln town cars.
Control Arm Fasteners
Control Arm Balljoints
1994 Upper Control Arms
2002 Upper Control Arms
1991 Upper Ball Joints
1994 Upper BallJoints
2002 Upper Ball Joints
Moog Upper Balljoint Service
Sensors and Brake Dust Shields
Rear Suspension Springs
Rear Stabilizer Bars
Steering Gear Boxes
1995-2002 Tie Rods
Linkage Part Pictures
Column -> Gear Linkage Part Numbers
Column -> Gear Linkage Part Pictures
Discussion: Installing a 1997-2002 steering gear
into a 1979-1996 panther platform vehicle
Q & A: "Big Brake" Upgrade
Removing a Stuck Pitman Arm
Pictures: Field Service Action
00B60 Rear Frame Reinforcement
Steering Column Disassembly
Steering Column Midshaft Firewall Bearing
Pictures: OEM "Lubed-for-Life"
and Tierod Dissection
Repairing the Frontend of a High Mileage 1997 Crown Victoria Police
- The tie rod is mounted in the steering knuckle "upside down" in
the pictures above.
- The wheeling bearing dust boot is not present
- The lower ball joint nut is missing
- The swaybar -> steering knuckle nut is not present
- The upper ball joint pinch bolt and nut are not present
- Grease is not present on the lower control arm steering stop or
steering knuckle steering stop
- The tie rods and upper ball joint shown above are aftermarket
napa chassis parts manufactured by the dana corporation. The blue dust boot is
constructed of polyurethane and contains a lubricant pressure relief
- The lower control arm is from a 1998 police interceptor and
utilizes the staked styled bushings manufactured by the lemforder corporation.
- The upper control arm is from a 2001 civilian grand marquis with
the handling and performance package (HPP)
- The empty hole in front of the lower bump stop has not been used
in any crown vic manufactured since 1992. In the pre-1992 vehicles, it
was where the front stabilizer bar links attached though.
- The shock absorber pictured is marketed under the gabriel brand name.
The top washer and nut do have some surface rust present on them, but a
pneumatic impact wrench was able to seperate the two apart. The shock
absorber unit had only been installed for around two summer months
prior to being removed. And it had not been in contact with any winter
chloride road salts when the pictures were taken.
- The brake rotor is from a production 2002 crown victoria lx sport
and is 12.4" in diameter. The brake caliper bracket is the later style
1998+ one for the dual piston calipers.
- The suspension spring is "NUL" code one from a 1998 police
- The lower control arm is considerably longer than the upper one
(SLA suspension). The upper control arm also integrates a strong
- Electronic vehicle dynamics simulation software is avaliable in
various software products including: Performance
Trends Suspension Analyzer
and MSC Adams.