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My rear axle split in two on a 2001 Windstar. What is the proceedure for replacing it? I have tools, jacks, jackstands, etc. Do you know where to get a new replacement besides Ford?

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SOURCE: change front wheel bearing 2001 ford escape.

you need to remove the spindle assy from the truck & press the bearing out & in   or you need to use a tool called the hub tammer to remove & install the hub bearing

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SOURCE: 98 Ford F-150 2WD rear axle removel

The Ford is similar to the Chevy. Same procedures apply. Same retaining bolt in center section needs to be removed to allow cross shaft to come out. Same technique in removing spider gears. Same "C-clip" retainers on axle ends. you shouldn't have any issues.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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you will need sockets and a socket wrench, a screwdriver, jacks and jack stands, and a set of combination wrenches.

also this site should help, it's a very thorough step by step on strut removal

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear Wheel bearing needs to be replaced

the bearing has to be pressed in, quite the job even doing it at the shop- you will have to have some sort of press to press the bearing in.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Battery keeps dying on 2001 Ford Windstar.

Check your battery terminals make sure they are clean and corrosion free.
Also check all ...A-L-L courtesy lights in your car. there are some ceiling mounted lights that are passenger operated and may be on... Also check your glove compartment and consoles for lights.
Also check for charger cords... These have indicator lights and sometimes can drain the batt as well.
Also, under the hood, is a gravity activated lamp . Open the hood and make sure that it's going off and staying off as the hood closes...
Let me know if you find anything...
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What part does the wheel bearing assembly sit attach too. big round steel connected to the strut


who fitted it, needs to be done by a proper mechanic or you could lose a wheel whilst driving. After it was fitted the retaining nut should have ben tightened fully home so that it could not have been tightened any more, then the nut should have ben undone/loosened slightly and torqued to the appropriate value. Then a split pin, if there is provision for one, should be fitted.
If you do not have proper tools take it to a mechanic to do the remedial work, it could be hazardous to yourself and family and also other road users.
Good Luck

May 28, 2015 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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I need to pull the whole rear diff and axles out of 01 durango what is easiest?


put jackstands under the frame and start taking everything loose that has to do with the rear end. springs, shocks driveshaft, and brake lines

Oct 26, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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I need to add 80-90W oil in my rear diff, however, I can't seem to find the plug to pull to add in said oil. can anyone help? What am i missing?


Axle Housing Assembly Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  1. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle safely using jackstands under the frame. Position a floor jack or a second set of jackstands to support the rear axle housing. If a floor jack is being used, take care when removing the U-bolts to keep the axle from suddenly dislodging.
  2. Remove the rear wheels and drums for clearance and to remove some weight from the axle housing.
  3. If equipped, remove the axle vibration dampener.
  4. Matchmark and remove the rear driveshaft from the pinion flange. Either remove the shaft completely from the vehicle or support it aside from the undercarriage using safety wire, but DO NOT allow the shaft to hang from the slip joint.
  5. Remove the shock absorber-to-axle housing retainers, then swing the shock absorbers away from the axle housing.
  6. Disconnect the brake lines from the axle housing clips and the backing plates (wheel cylinders). NOTE: When disconnecting the brake lines from the wheel cylinders, immediately plug or cap the lines to prevent system contamination or excessive fluid loss.
  7. If applicable, unplug the speed sensor connectors at the junction block.
  8. Disconnect the parking brake cable(s).
  9. Disconnect the axle housing-to-spring U-bolt nuts, washers. U-bolts and the anchor plates.
  10. Remove the vent hose from the top of the axle housing.
  11. Remove the axle with the help of an assistant by moving it to clear the leaf spring, or if desired, the leaf springs can be disconnected from the frame at the rear end to lower the axle down and back, but first refer to the leaf spring procedures for information regarding spring installation and removal.
To Install:
  1. With the help of an assistant, carefully position the rear axle into the vehicle.
  2. Connect the vent hose to the axle housing.
  3. Be sure the housing is properly positioned on the leaf spring, then loosely install the U-bolts, anchor plates, washers and nuts.
    • Tighten the U-bolt nuts in a cross pattern to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) to make sure everything is evenly seated. Then tighten the nuts in steps to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm) on 1994-95 models or 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) on 1996 and later models.
  4. Remove the caps from the brakes lines then connect the lines and secure them to the axle housing.
  5. If removed, connect the parking brake cable(s).
  6. If applicable, attach the speed sensor connectors to the junction block.
  7. Align and install the driveshaft assembly. Refer to the procedure earlier in this section for details.
  8. Install the shock absorbers to the lower mounts, then tighten the mount nuts.
  9. If equipped, install the axle vibration dampener.
  10. Install the brake drums and the tire/wheel assemblies.
  11. Properly refill the brake master cylinder and bleed the hydraulic brake system.
  12. Check the fluid level in the rear axle assembly and add, as necessary. Make sure the vehicle is level when checking and adding fluid.
  13. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the truck.
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Sep 09, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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Want to see a picture of A FORD WINDSTAR 2001 BACKK BREAKS


If you are replacing drum brakes jack up both sides of rear and take off both brake drums after loosining tensioner, while working on ONE side you can look at other side to see how to reinstall springs etc

Jul 06, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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Left front wheel bearing needs replaced


You will need: New bearings, 1 pound of heavy grease, Jackstand, jack, Lug Wrench, appropriate open-end, box and/or sockets and rachet.
First, Take the bearings out of the box and paper. Force grease into every opening until it come out from everywhere, fill them completely. Second.. After jacking your vehicle and supporting the PT with jackstand(s), remove the tire, Now you have to remove the brake caliper assembly. There are two long bolts holding the caliper assby to the bracket. Tie up, out of the way, do not remove brake lines!Next remove the cotter pin, and castle nut holding the brake disc to the axle. You should be able to remove the disc. Remove the old bearings from axle and disc respectively.Take the inner bearing out of the grease and place it on the axle, holding the disc stright to replace it over the bearing. You must then, while holding the disc, place the outer bearing on the axle and follow it with the retaining washer and castle nut. Replace the cotter pin and cap. Replace the caliper assembly. Replace the tire. Jack the PT about 2" and remove the jackstands. Lower jack and remove. I hope this helps you, and thanks for trusting fixya.com to help get you going!

Jun 28, 2010 | 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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How do i remove the rear axels on a 2001 dodge ram 1500 4x4 3.6 v8


this is for front axle removing.you have too take off the wheel then the brakes, then you have to remove the 3 bolts on the back of the wheel assembly and lightly take a mallet and tap the wheel assembely out. and it all just pulls out after that. ------------- for rear axle . for the axle shaft,jack the rear of the truck up take off the wheels and brake drums.make sure truck is securly supported with jackstands.remove the differental cover locate the bolt that holds the cross pin in the carrier.remove the bolt,slide out the cross pin.push the axle in towards the center and remove the c-clip holding the axle in.remove the axle shaft carefully so not to damage the bearings or seal. ----------- You need to remove a bolt inline with the axles on the spider gears which holds the center pin in place. Remove the pin, rotate the spider gears to the other side. Now move the axles inward to reveal the c-clips and use a hemostat to remove. Of course the the truck is up on jacks with the tires removed. this will help.

Sep 15, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

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Need to remove passenger cv driveline


Pretty complicated job basically jack up the vehicle support it with a jackstand remove the tire remome the tie rod remove lower ball joint remove center bolt from axle pull spindle toward you then pop out axle from tranny with a pry bar. If you really need help email me henderson4028@gmail.com and I will walk you thru it

Jul 10, 2009 | 1995 Ford Windstar

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Just need to replace the rear suspension springs. I have a replacement set, but need to know if I can do myself easily- or do I need special tools/equipment.?


u can do it yourself if u have some experience, u will need jack stands and floor jack heavy breaker bar and tape measure. u jack truck up until tires in the air support frame with jack stands and then jack axle loosen blolts and lift axle up/ down til u can pull bolys out put in new spring retighten measure both sides to common point to make sure axle is staright then do other side when done remeasure adjust if needed

Jul 06, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I need to know how to get to the rear suspension (tower)


i don't think you have to do any repairs from the top end. I will list most fromFord shop manual. Please rate as Fixya if this answers your questions. Please report back. Good luck.

Section 04-02: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Rear 1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Spring Rear
Removal
  1. Position a hoist under the rear axle housing, and raise the vehicle. Refer to Section 00-02 . Place jackstands under frame side rails.
  1. Remove rear stabilizer bar as outlined.
  1. Disconnect the lower studs of the two shock absorbers from the mounting brackets on the rear axle assembly .
  1. Unsnap the RH parking brake rear cable and conduit (2A635) from RH upper arm retainer before lowering the rear axle assembly .
  1. Lower the hoist and axle housing until the rear springs are released.
  1. Remove rear spring and rear spring center mounting insulators (5741) from vehicle.
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Shock Absorber Removal
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. 1. To assist in removing the upper attachment on shock absorbers using a plastic dust tube, place an open end wrench on the hex stamped into the dust tube's metal cap. For shock absorbers with a steel dust tube, simply grasp the tube to prevent stud rotation when loosening the retaining nut.
  1. Remove the shock absorber retaining nut, washer, and insulator assembly from the stud on the upper side of the frame. Discard nut. Compress the shock absorber to clear the hole in the frame, and remove the inner insulator and washer from the upper retaining stud.
  2. Remove the self-locking retaining nut, and disconnect the shock absorber lower stud from the mounting bracket on the rear axle tube.
  3. Perform Shock Absorber Checks. Refer to Section 04-00 to determine shock absorbers performance.
Installation
  1. Properly prime the new shock absorber . Refer to Section 04-00 , Shock Absorber Checks.
  1. Place the inner washer and rear spring insulator (5536) on the upper retaining stud, and position the shock absorber so that the upper retaining stud enters the hole in the frame. While holding the shock absorber in this position, install a new rear spring insulator , washer and nut assembly on the upper side of the upper frame. Be sure to seat the rear spring insulator in the frame attaching hole. Tighten nut to 34-46 Nm (25-34 lb-ft).
  1. Extend the shock absorber , and place the lower stud in the mounting bracket hole on the rear axle assembly housing. Install a new self-locking retaining nut. Tighten nut to 76.5-103.5 Nm (56-76 lb-ft).
  1. Lower vehicle.
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Arm Lower
Removal
Refer to the illustration in Description and Operation. NOTE: To improve rear axle assembly noise and vibration concerns, the rear suspension should be fastened to the frame and rear axle assembly at the curb height position.
NOTE: If one rear suspension lower arm requires replacement, also replace the opposite rear suspension lower arm .
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NOTE: If both rear suspension arm and bushings and both rear suspension lower arms are to be removed at the same time, remove both rear springs as outlined under Rear Spring Removal. For air spring removal, refer to Section 04-05 .
  1. Mark rear suspension shock absorber relative to protective sleeve with the vehicle in a static, level ground condition.
  1. Remove rear stabilizer bar as outlined.
  1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist, and place jackstands under the rear axle assembly . Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Lower the hoist until the shock absorbers are fully extended to relieve rear spring pressure.
  1. Support rear axle assembly under differential pinion nose as well as under rear axle assembly .
  1. Remove and discard the lower arm pivot bolt and nut from the axle bracket. Then, disengage the rear suspension lower arm from the bracket.
  1. Remove and discard the pivot bolt and nut from the frame bracket, and remove the rear suspension lower arm .
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Upper
Removal
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Suspension Bushing Service Set T79P-5638-A1, A2 and A5 Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing Tools T86P-5638-AH
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  1. Raise the vehicle, and support the frame side rails with jackstands. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  2. Support the rear axle assembly .
  3. Lower the rear axle assembly , and support the rear axle assembly under differential pinion nose as well as under rear axle assembly .
  4. Unsnap parking brake rear cable and conduit from upper arm retainer.
  5. Remove and discard the nut and bolt retaining the rear suspension arm and bushing to the rear axle assembly housing. Disconnect the rear suspension arm and bushing from the housing.
  6. Remove and discard the nut and bolt that secures the rear suspension arm and bushing to the frame bracket, and remove the rear suspension arm and bushing . If upper arm rear bushing is to be replaced, use Suspension Bushing Service Set T79P-5638-A and Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing Tools T86P-5638-AH and the following procedure:
  7. Place the upper arm rear bushing remover tool in position, and pull bushing out. Using Suspension Bushing Service Set T79P-5638-A install bushing assembly into bushing ear of rear axle assembly.
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Stabilizer Bar
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Removal
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist, and place jackstands under the frame side rails. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Lower the hoist and rear axle assembly housing until the shock absorbers are fully extended.
  1. Disconnect rear stabilizer bars from rear stabilizer bar link and bushing (5C488) . Remove bolts and stabilizer bar bracket (5486) retaining rear stabilizer bar to rear axle assembly .

Mar 05, 2009 | 1994 Lincoln Town Car

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Jack stand


jack stands most times are placed under neath the axles however in your case the stands should be placed behind the front wheels on the spot where you whould place a regular jack if let's say you were changing a tire. if your working on the rear of the vehical you should put them under each side of rear axle.

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