Re: 1996 ford windstar air bags
ib2mestup via CarKB.com wrote:
> I think the van did come with air bags , it's an LX, leather, dual air, 3.8
> V6. do U think it's cheaper to replace the air bag system with a conversion
> kit or just replace the bags?.....I do live in sothern NV I wonder like any
> rubber part they wear out faster in a dry hot climat.
If you repair it now it will be fairly cheap, if you wait it can get expensive. In
general, air springs are about $200\ea from Ford, $90\ea aftermarket. If you wait, a
compressor is about $400 from Ford and $200 aftermarket in addition to the springs
plus ~$50 for the dryer. These prices are without installation. A conversion kit is
about $350 + installation.
If you replace the air springs now, they will likely outlast the van.