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Re: rear driveshaft assembly
What do you need to know about it? they have a bearing behind a heat shield and also they have like a big rober washer called
i can't remeber the name but those washers have to be nice not cracked or to dry if you see cracks or worn out it is time to replace it.
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Chockblock front wheels to prevent truck rolling, and jack vehicle up and place a jackstand under frame to prevent vehicle falling. Remove driveshaft, seal is now visible to be pried out for new one to be lightly tapped into place with a rubber mallet or hammer, along with a wooden block, taking care to keep new seal straight while replacing. replace driveshaft and check fluid level, lower vehicle and remove chockblocks.
The rear wheel drive cars can have their driveshafts removed by taking off the bolts where the driveshaft connects to the rear axle. The bolts may have Torx or Star type heads on them.
You would paint the ears of the joints to make sure the joints go back together in the same position as they started if you are seeking to change the U-joints. If you are doing this to change the rear trans seal on an automatic, be aware to check where the seal is installed.
Some seals are installed from the inside out on the tailshaft. Meaning the rear case of the trans must be separated from the main housing. Other more practical designs are accessible form the outside and do not require separation of the tailshaft.
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Which bearing? The hub bearing? I can send it. I have your Ford shop manual & wiring books for $25, plus $4 shipping. Let me know.
SECTION 205-01: Driveshaft
2002 Lincoln LS Workshop Manual
DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY
Driveshaft Center Bearing
2-Jaw Puller 205-D026 (D80L-1002-L) or Equivalent
Puller, Bearing 205-D064 (D84L-1123-A) or Equivalent
Driveshaft Alignment Bushing Remover Tube 205-D073 or Equivalent Disassembly
Remove the driveshaft (4602). For additional information, refer to Driveshaft in this section.
Separate the front and rear shaft assemblies.
CAUTION: Do not clamp on the driveshaft tube as a fracture can result. Position and clamp the driveshaft at the weld yoke.
Using the special tools, remove the retaining ring and the center bearing and bracket assembly (4A499).
Position the center bearing and bracket assembly and the retaining ring on the yoke.
Using the special tool, drive the retaining ring and bearing assembly until fully seated on the yoke.
CAUTION: Align the index marks or driveshaft imbalance can occur. Assemble the front and rear shaft assemblies.
Install the driveshaft. For additional information, refer to Driveshaft in this section.
If you mean the shaft that runs the accessories in the front causing a chattering noise, No, you need to loosen the mounts that hold the whole front assembly in place to remove the coupling though.
If you mean the rear driveshaft, then yes, Lift the vehicle, select neutral gear, apply the handbrake and mark the driveshaft at the rear where the driveshaft connects to the differential so it can be re fitted in the same position. Loosen the bolts one by one, releasing the handbrake to turn the driveshaft around to get to the next bolt. Take note of which way around the bolts are as this is important for the strength of the bolts in relation to the sheering action of the driveshaft.
Did you change the carrier bearing. It will be cheap compared to a transmission and new drive shaft. Got 1 in my shop right now. Customer did not listen. Check that carrier bearing Cost $1350vs $50
On vehicles covered by this information that are equipped with a two-piece rear driveshaft assembly, the center support bearing may be removed for replacement. To be sure if your driveshaft may be serviced, check with your local parts supplier or dealer for parts availability information.
Matchmark and remove the rear driveshaft assembly. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
Remove the strap retaining the rubber cushion from the bearing support.
Pull the support bracket from the rubber cushion and the cushion from the bearing.
Press the bearing assembly from the halfshaft.
Assemble the center support bearing to the driveshaft:
If removed, install the inner deflector onto the front shaft half and ***** punch the deflector at 2 opposite points to make sure it is tight on the shaft.
Fill the space between the inner dust shield and bearing with lithium soap grease.
Start the bearing and slinger assembly straight onto the shaft journal. Support the shaft and using a length of pipe over the splined end of the shaft, press the bearing and inner slinger against the shoulder of the front shaft half.
Install the bearing retainer, the rubber cushion onto bearing, the bracket onto the cushion and the retaining strap.
Align and install the driveshaft assembly to the vehicle.
it just pulls out. it hasa circlip that holds it in on driver side. which side?
here's an escort, should be similar. note step 17
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the lug nuts (1012) and the front wheel and tire assembly.
Remove the front fender splash shield bolts and the front fender splash shields (16103) .
Use a small cape chisel to carefully raise the staked portion of the front axle wheel hub retainer (3B477).
Remove the front axle wheel hub retainer and discard it.
Remove the cotter pin and the tie rod end nut from the tie rod end (3A130). Discard the cotter pin.
Use an appropriate tie rod end remover to separate the tie rod end from the front wheel knuckle (3K186).
Remove the ball joint bolt and the ball joint bolt nut.
Carefully pry down on the front suspension lower arm (3078) to separate the front suspension lower arm ball joint (3050) from the front wheel knuckle.
Pull outward on the front wheel knuckle (3K185). Carefully pull the front wheel driveshaft and joint from the front wheel knuckle and position it aside.
NOTE: Removal of the LH front wheel driveshaft and joint (3B437) requires removal of the transmission support crossmember (6A023) to allow access with a pry bar. If the LH front wheel driveshaft and joint is being removed, continue with step 11. If the RH front wheel driveshaft and joint is being removed, continue with step 15.
Support the transaxle with a transaxle jack or equivalent.
Remove the four transaxle mount-to-rear engine support nuts.
Remove the two rear engine support nuts at the rear of the transmission support crossmember.
While supporting the rear of the transmission support crossmember remove the two rear engine support bolts. Remove the transmission support crossmember.
Position a drain pan under the transaxle.
Insert a pry bar between the front wheel driveshaft and joint and the transaxle case.
CAUTION: Extreme care must be taken to ensure that the pry bar does not damage the transaxle case, the transaxle oil seal, the front wheel driveshaft and joint, or the front wheel driveshaft joint boot (3A331).
Gently pry outward to release the front wheel driveshaft and joint from the differential side gears (4236).
Remove the front wheel driveshaft and joint.
CAUTION: When the LH and RH front wheel driveshaft and joint assemblies are removed, Transaxle Plugs T88C-7025-AH must be inserted to prevent the differential side gears from becoming mispositioned. If the gears become misaligned, the differential will have to be removed from the transaxle to align the gears.
If both front wheel driveshaft and joints were removed, install Transaxle Plugs T88C-7025-AH in the differential side gears.
Remove and discard the driveshaft bearing retainer circlip (3Z498).
this is for 2003 7.5 inch ring gear axle.
SECTION 205-02A: Rear Drive Axle/Differential — Ford 7.5-Inch Ring Gear 2003 Mustang Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Drive Pinion Flange and Drive Pinion Seal
Special Tool(s) 2-Jaw Puller
205-D072 (D97L-4221-A) or equivalent Holding Fixture, Drive Pinion Flange
205-126 (T78P-4851-A) Installer, Drive Pinion Flange
205-002 (TOOL-4858-E) or equivalent
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
CAUTION: Remove the rear brake calipers to prevent drag during the drive pinion bearing preload adjustment. CAUTION: Do not allow the calipers to hang from the brake hoses.
Remove the rear brake caliper and support bracket from the knuckle as an assembly. Wire the caliper and support bracket assembly out of the way.
CAUTION: Index-mark the driveshaft flange and pinion flange (4851) to maintain initial balance during installation. CAUTION: The driveshaft centering socket yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the yoke from the flange. Pry only in the area shown, with a suitable tool, to disconnect the yoke from the flange.
Disconnect and position the driveshaft out of the way.
Install an Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench on the nut and record the torque necessary to maintain rotation of the drive pinion gear through several revolutions.
CAUTION: After removing the nut, discard it. Use a new nut for installation.
Use the special tool to hold the pinion flange while removing the nut.
Index-mark the pinion flange and drive pinion gear stem to maintain initial balance during installation.
Using the special tool, remove the pinion flange.
Inspect the pinion flange seal journal for rust, nicks, and scratches prior to installing the flange. Polish the seal journal with fine crocus cloth, if necessary.
Lubricate the pinion flange splines.
Use SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSP-M2C197-A.
NOTE: Disregard the index marks if installing a new pinion flange.
Position the pinion flange.
Using the special tools, install the pinion flange.
CAUTION: Do not under any circumstance loosen the nut to reduce preload. If it is necessary to reduce preload, install a new collapsible spacer (4662) and nut. CAUTION: Remove the special tool while taking preload readings with the Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench.
Tighten the nut to set the preload.
Rotate the drive pinion occasionally to make sure the differential pinion bearings (4630) (4621) seat correctly. Take frequent differential pinion bearing torque preload readings by rotating the drive pinion with a Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench.
If the preload recorded prior to disassembly is lower than the specification for used bearings, then tighten the nut to specification. If the preload recorded prior to disassembly is higher than the specification for used bearings, then tighten the nut to the original reading as recorded.
Refer to the torque specification for used differential pinion bearings in the Specifications portion of this section.
CAUTION: Align the index marks. CAUTION: Install the driveshaft with new bolts. If new bolts are not available, apply Threadlock and Sealer EOAZ-19554-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5 to the threads of the original bolts. CAUTION: The driveshaft centering socket yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. To make sure that the yoke seats squarely on the flange, tighten the bolts evenly in a cross pattern as shown.
Connect the driveshaft. .
JACK UP VEHICLE, BLOCCK OTHER WHEELS. REMOVE DIFF. COVER & PLACE VEHICLE IN N. USING A BOX. END 8MM WRENCH; ROTATE DRIVESHAFT TO YOU LOCATE CARRIER RETAINING BOLT ON RH SIDE OF CARRIER. THIS BOLT HOLDS TO RETAING PIN IN CARRIER, APROX. 1/1/4" DIA. REMOVE PIN. PUSH BOTH AXLES INWARD. LOOK INTO CENTER OF CARRIER WHERE AXLES MERGE. EACH AXLE WILL HAVE A RETAING CIRCLIP. REMOVE EACH CLIP & PULL AXLE OUT ABOUT 1 FOOT. REMOVE REAR DRIVESHAFT & SHAFT YOKE @ FORWARD PART OF DIFF. A SPECIAL PULLER IS NEEDED. NOW YOU CAN REMOVE THE 4 BOLTS HOLDING CARRIER TO DIFF HOUSING, PREY OUT CARRIER ASSEMBLY, USE CAUTION- ITS HEAVEY!!