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1997 Ford Expedition Driver Side rear axle

We were driving this past Sunday and the left(drivers side) rear wheel came off. All the lugs are sheared off. I am looking to get a replacement part but don't know if I need to replace the entire axle on that side or if the part with the lugs somehow comes off with some sort of puller. Was looking for some type of information, diagram or anything that could help me determine what needs to be bought. Anyone steer me somewhere or get me information on this? Not really looking to have to buy a manual or pay some website just to garner the info. on what I need to look to buy.

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  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Do you have drum or disk rear brakes? You should also have the drum cut as it may be out of round now from the impact w/ the pavement. countrycurt0

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    a rear wheel drive vehicle like that will require removing the differential cover and removing the clip that holds the axle in. remember the differential is filled with oil as well. once you have the clip out the axle may just pull out by hand or you will need a puller. go to ford or similar shop and buy the correct size lug bolts for your vehicle. they are often press fitted and will need heat to pound them out. because it dropped onto the axle (likely) you would probably be wise to change the bearing as well.



    it's a very time consuming job but possible if you have the tools and time.



    Robert

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Pick up new wheel studs. using a punch hammer out the old broken off studs. push in the new studs from the back side grease the threads put your lug nut on backwards and tighten up this will pull the stud into place. as long as your wheel isnt damaged or new wheel . use a torque wrench and torque the lug nuts drive a mile or so and torque again and then after 50 miles.

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  • jlhill10126 Apr 25, 2011

    My 1998 Exp. did the same thing 2 days ago. I hit a pot hole with a trailer adn a tractor on behind me and too much tounge weight, sheared all 5 but luckly was on a soft gravel rd and it didn't seem to damage too much of anything.. I am hoping I can do exactly waht you described for I have done that on a car or truck once a long time ago and it worked fine jsut as you described the procedure. But in the Ford Exp. case there may not be enough room between the back of the axle flange and the brake plate to get the new lug studs in place to where yuo can pull them in with the Lug nut. I sure hope I don't have to pull that axle out to get them started (Have you actually done or seen this done on a ford Expedition?) , after looking at mine in the daylight this morning , I have my doubdts it will work in my case but hope you right. . I will let you know later if your way is a good fix for the problem or not.
    Thank you...
    JL

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