Shock absorbers and struts don't hold the car up, they just keep it from bouncing. Springs hold the car up. Most Fords use coil springs but on some models they still insist on using air springs that leave owners looking for practical repairs that don't cost a fortune. There are kits made by aftermarket companies to address this common problem. The air springs are replaced with regular coil springs. If you want to retain some degree of adjustability, there are replacement shock absorbers that incorporate air springs but those aren't nearly strong enough to hold the car up by themselves without the coil springs.
Most people at any alignment shop will be familiar with the aftermarket fixes for this Ford problem. In a few cases standard replacement springs from one model will work as replacements in another model.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 9:35 PM