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Cv joint replacement

I need step by step instructions on replacing the cv joints on my 2000 Focus SE SOHC. I've heard from a few sources it's easier to just replace the entire half shaft.

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Replace the half shaft its a pain but worth it

Posted on Jun 15, 2013

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SOURCE: Half shaft replacement....

There's no need to replace the entire shaft, inspect th CV joint,make sure it's still well greased and replace the torn boot,they make a quick replace boot,they are easy to install and alot cheaper.
http://shop.oreillyauto.com/ProductList.aspx?parttype=741&ptset=A&searchfor=CV+Boot+Kit+-+Quick+Boot+Style

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Focus timing belt replacement.

This is a very very easy timing belt setup. first off you have to remove the valve cover. Then you have to remove the serp belt. Then remove anything thats in your way of the front cover. after you remove the crank pulley re-install the crank bolt. DO NOT LOSEN THE BOLT FOR THE TENSIONER!!!! now spin the crankshaft until the sproket aligns with the timing mark. now at this point the two camshafts should be aligned. now there is a special tool from ford that holds the cam shafts in place. all it is is a 1/4" peice of metal that goes on the left side of the cam shafts to hold them into place. if you mark the cams you wont need the tool. or if you can find something to fit in the left side of the cams that will work too. anyways after that its just the same steps in reverse. very easy to do.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: when replacing a outer C.V joint boot , do you

you can replace just the outter but you may want to replace the whole axle alot easier

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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SOURCE: replace drivers side cv joint and shaft

give these websites a try www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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CV-Joints Overhaul Check the CV-boot for wear tccs7030.jpg

Removing the outer band from the CV-boot tccs7031.jpg

Removing the inner band from the CV-boot tccs7032.jpg

Removing the CV-boot from the joint housing tccs7033.jpg

Clean the CV-joint housing prior to removing boot tccs7034.jpg

Removing the CV-joint housing assembly tccs7035.jpg

Removing the CV-joint tccs7036.jpg

Inspecting the CV-joint housing tccs7037.jpg

Removing the CV-joint outer snapring tccs7038.jpg

Checking the CV-joint snapring for wear tccs7039.jpg

CV-joint snapring (typical) tccs7040.jpg

Removing the CV-joint assembly tccs7041.jpg

Removing the CV-joint inner snapring tccs7042.jpg

Installing the CV-joint assembly (typical) tccs7043.jpg

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