My dad has the same exact car. Basically what ford told him (since he had the same problem but in the rear) that it was a control module that causes the car to lift up when the ignition is turned on. And that he would have to replace that. They said it would cost about $1200 to fix it. Also the front airbags may have gone out, if so each one is about $400. Of course im just guessing since my dad has gone through this, but that would be my answer.
Also the front is made to sit on the tires when the car is cold ( On ours it took about 30-60 mins for it too completely deflate and the front end to sit on the tires) Does it rise up at all when the igniton is turned on? Crank it up and wait about 10 minutes and if everything is functioning properly you will see it rise up very slowly.
Thursday, January 19th, 2006 AT 4:58 AM