Turns out I have a broken spring and they want to change the front two spring, struts, and they also reminded me that I need to change my brake pads and rotors.
Broken spring : See if someone will sell you one cheap on the parts wanted forum.
OR, Stock V8 springs should be easily available at any junkyard.
I bought a set of sport springs from a member here; well worth it.
Replacement front shocks : ~$42 ea Motorcraft
Replacement rear shocks : ~$28 ea Motorcraft
Pads front and rear: ~$50
Rotors : $40 ea for the last set I bought. I wouldn't replace the rear rotors unless they're grooved.
~$200, plus the cost of the spring,and a day's worth of work.
Look in the Misc. forum for the RockAuto discount code.
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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