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I need to know if special tools are needed to replace the drivers side CV joint on my 2000 Ford Windstar.

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I would buy a rebuilt axle half shaft from your parts store and replace. It is cheaper than CV, boot. grease, and seal And, you have new CV's on each end of axle half shaft, not 1.

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Hello Ataya Mickelson,

I'm thinking... you meant ticking...??

Yes they (UNIVERSAL JOINTS) do...
but I pulled up your car on-line and IT APPEARS
you have CV-Joints
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So do CV-joints (constant velocity joints) generally always start with a faint ticking... (if dry or hot even squeal) ... these sounds can get a LOT LOUDER ... and quite dangerous.

These joints might progress to grinding and even banging...
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Something that should NOT BE IGNORED
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Thinking has always been one of my travails... problems & joys
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You can but I think you are getting in over your head. There is nothing telling you the condition of the CV joint you will be removing (Constant Volecity) (Knuckles?). This is a big job requiring special tools. If it is your bearing that requires replacement, the CV joint is not really involved in this. If you do remove and replace the CV joint, it will still have to be adjusted and the front of your vehicle will require realignment. I doubt you have the capability or skill needed for a wheel alignment in your garage.

My free advice is pay the $100.00 or so to get new bearings done professionally.

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Sounds like 1 bad CV joint. Not sure which side. Look at the front axles, and if 1 or more of the boots are torn then that one is most likely the culprit. If you can grab the axles, feel for free plat. A decent shop will be able to pinpoint the bad CV joint and either grease it and replace the boot, or more likely, replace the complete axle on the bad side.

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SECTION 205-05: Rear Drive Halfshafts 2002 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Halfshaft
Special Tool(s) s2n~us~en~file=st2258a.gif~gen~ref.gif Protector, Differential Seal
205-506 s2n~us~en~file=st2272a.gif~gen~ref.gif Remover, Front Wheel Hub
205-D070 (D93P-1175-B) or equivalent s2n~us~en~file=st2309a.gif~gen~ref.gif Remover, Halfshaft
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  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not loosen the rear axle wheel hub retainer until after the wheel and tire assembly are removed from the vehicle. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is unloaded with the weight of the vehicle applied.
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  1. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. NOTE: Have an assistant press the brake pedal to keep the axle from rotating.
    Remove and discard the rear axle wheel hub retainer and the washer.
  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent damage to the brake hose, do not allow the disc brake caliper to hang suspended from the hose.
    Remove the brake disc.
    1. Remove the two bolts and lift the disc brake caliper and brake pads off the brake disc.
      • Using mechanics wire, position the disc brake caliper out of the way.
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  1. Remove the bolt retaining the parking brake cable bracket to the frame.
  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Cover the stabilizer link bolt threads and the nut to prevent boot damage when removing the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle.
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  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Support the rear suspension upper arm to prevent boot damage when removing the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle.
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  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not use a hammer to separate the outboard CV joint from the hub. Damage to the threads and internal CV joint components may result.
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  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the axle shaft oil seal or the machined sealing surface on the inboard CV joint housing.
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  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent damage to the axle shaft oil seal, install the special tool before removing the inboard CV joint housing from the axle.
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  1. Remove the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle.
  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent damage to the axle shaft oil seal, install the Differential Seal Protector before positioning the inboard CV joint housing in the axle.
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