Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ford Drive Shaft Removal and Installation?

The details are for Drive shafts U-Joints Removal and installation.

Driveshaft

The Removal instructions for
Front drive shaft and rear drive shaft.
This procedure will work for
Lincoln Aviator, Ford Explorer, Exp Sport, Exp Sport-Trac, Mercury Mountaineer 2000-2005

The instructions with details and diagrams are as follows :-----


Removal & Installation



Front Driveshaft
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
    WARNING
    Always disconnect the front driveshaft from the transfer case first. Otherwise, the weight of the driveshaft can pinch the boot between the driveshaft and the constant velocity (CV) joint flange which can cause the boot to tear.
  2. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  3. Index-mark the front driveshaft to maintain balance.

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    Fig. Index-mark the front driveshaft to maintain balance
  4. Remove and discard the 6 CV joint bolts and CV joint washers.
  5. Remove the 4 universal joint strap bolts and remove the universal joint straps.
  6. Remove the front driveshaft.

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    Fig. Front driveshaft exploded view


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    Fig. CV-joint installation-front driveshaft
To install:
  1. Install the front driveshaft as follows:
    1. Align the index marks and position the front driveshaft.
      CAUTION
      Always connect the front driveshaft to the axle first. Otherwise, the weight of the driveshaft can pinch the boot between the shaft and the flange and cause the boot to tear.


      CAUTION
      Install the driveshaft with new bolts and washers and new bolts and universal joint retainers. If new bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original bolts with threadlock and sealer.
    2. Install 4 new U-joint strap bolts and torque to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    3. Install 6 new CV joint bolts and washers. Torque the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
Rear Driveshaft
2WD Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
  2. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    NOTE
    Make sure the index marks on the extension housing and driveshaft are aligned before separation.


    NOTE
    After removing the driveshaft, place an index mark on the transmission output shaft that matches the transmission extension housing mark.
  3. Index-mark the driveshaft and the extension housing to maintain driveshaft balance.
  4. Index-mark the driveshaft flange to the pinion flange to maintain driveshaft balance.
  5. Remove and discard the 4 driveshaft flange bolts.
    NOTE
    The driveshaft flange yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the driveshaft flange from the pinion flange.
  6. Use a suitable tool and pry only in the area shown to separate the driveshaft flange yoke from the pinion flange.

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    Fig. Pry at this point only


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    Fig. Rear driveshaft exploded view-2WD models


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    Fig. Rear driveshaft flange torque sequence-2WD models
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure
    WARNING
    The driveshaft flange fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. To make sure that the driveshaft flange seats squarely on the pinion flange, tighten the driveshaft flange bolts evenly in a cross pattern.


    WARNING
    If new driveshaft flange bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original driveshaft flange bolts with a threadlock sealer.
  2. Tighten the flange bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm).
4WD Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
  2. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  3. If equipped, remove the skid plate.
  4. Index-mark the driveshaft flange to the transfer case rear output flange to maintain driveshaft balance.
  5. Index-mark the driveshaft flange to the pinion flange to maintain driveshaft balance.
  6. Remove and discard the driveshaft flange bolts.
  7. Remove and discard the transfer case rear output flange bolts.
    WARNING
    The driveshaft flange fits tightly on the axle pinion flange pilot and the transfer case output flange.


    NOTE
    Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the driveshaft flanges from the mating flanges. Pry only in the area shown, with a suitable tool, to disconnect the driveshaft flanges.
  8. Using a suitable tool as shown, disconnect the driveshaft flanges and remove the driveshaft.

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    Fig. Pry at this point only
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure
    WARNING
    The driveshaft flanges fits tightly on the pinion flange pilots. To make sure that the driveshaft flanges seat squarely on the pinion flanges, tighten the driveshaft flange bolts evenly in a cross pattern.


    WARNING
    If new driveshaft flange bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original driveshaft flange bolts with a threadlock sealer.
  2. Install new fasteners. Torque the flange bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm).

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    Fig. Rear driveshaft exploded view-4WD




This will help.
Thanks.





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