Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
I suspect the CV joints, and possibly the wheel bearings.
It is easier to replace the entire half shaft $100, than it is to repair the boots on the CJ joints. If you are low in $, then the boot kit will be cheaper $30, but more labor for you. Since it is clicking, I would get a new one anyways.
This job is not very difficult. Lift bad tire off ground. Remove tire. Remove center hub bolt, with a big hex(allen) socket. It is very tight, around 150lbs. Spray some PB Breaker on it and let it set for over 1 hour. Use breaker bar and/or impact wrench to loosen a little at a time. Remove rotor. Hang brake calipers with wire from strut spring. Do not disconnect brake line. Remove speed sensor, and wrap in soft cloth to keep safe. Detatch steering knuckle, and upper control arms and swing to the side. The shaft can now be removed. Find the easiest bolt to access, and turn the shaft in Neutral to access all bolts from the same spot.
New shaft, be careful not to bend the joints over 45 degrees, or it can cause some damage.
Might as well check the bearing for any leaks, but the bearing will have to be done at a shop. The rear bearing can be changed at home, but the front needs a press.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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