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Raise the front of the vehicle and install safety stands.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Refer to Section 04-04 .
Remove the disc brake caliper (2B120) from the rotor and wire it out of the way. Refer to Section 06-03 .
Remove the dust cap, cotter pin, nut retainer, nut, washer and front wheel bearing (1216).
Remove the rotor from the front wheel spindle (3105).
Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint
Front Suspension Lower Arm Ball Joint
Front Wheel Spindle
Steering Sector Shaft Arm Drag Link
Front Axle Assembly
Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 Lb-Ft)
Tighten to 68-92 Nm (50-67 Lb-Ft)
Tighten to 113-153 Nm (83-112 Lb-Ft)
Tighten to 340-460 Nm (250-339 Lb-Ft)
Remove bearing cone and roller (1201) and wheel hub grease seal (1190). Discard the seal.
Remove front disc brake rotor shield (2K004). Refer to Section 06-03 .
Disconnect the steering linkage from the integral front wheel spindle and spindle arm by removing the cotter pin and nut and then removing the front wheel spindle tie rod from the spindle arm with Tie Rod End Remover TOOL-3290-D or equivalent.
Remove the cotter pin and castellated nut from the lower ball joint stud.
Remove the nut from the axle clamp bolt and remove the bolt from the axle.
Remove the camber adjuster from the upper ball joint stud and axle beam. If required, use Ball Joint Removing Tool D81T-3010-B or equivalent to remove adjuster.
CAUTION: Do not use a pickle fork to separate the ball joint from the axle as this will damage the seal and the ball joint socket.
Strike the inside area of the axle as shown to pop lower ball joints loose from the axle beam.
Remove the front wheel spindle and ball joint from the axle.
Ball Joint, F-150, F-250, F-350
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Ball Joint Remover
Remove the front wheel spindle (3105) and ball joint assembly from the axle. Refer to Wheel Spindle, F-150, F-250, F-350 in the Removal and Installation portion of this section.
NOTE: Lower ball joint must be removed first.
Install the front wheel spindle in a vise and remove the snap ring from the lower ball joint.
Remove the lower ball joint from the front wheel spindle using U-Joint Tool T74P-4635-C and Receiver Cup D81T-3010-A5 or equivalent for F-150. Use Ball Joint Remover T94T-3010-AH for F-250 and F-350.
Turn the forcing screw clockwise until the ball joint is removed from the front wheel spindle.
CAUTION: Do not heat the ball joint or the front wheel spindle to aid in removal.
Assemble U-joint tool and cup on the upper ball joint, and turn forcing screw clockwise until ball joint is removed from the front wheel spindle.
CAUTION: Do not heat the ball joint or axle to aid in installation. NOTE: Upper ball joint must be installed into the front wheel spindle first.
NOTE: Individual ball joint tools are included in Ball Joint Adapter Set D81T-3010-A or equivalent.
To install the upper ball joint, assemble C-frame assembly, Ball Joint Receiver Cup D81T-3010-A5 and Installation Cup D81T-3010-A1 and D81T-3010-A3 or equivalents inside cup D81T-3010-A4 or equivalent in position on the front wheel spindle.
Turn forcing screw clockwise until ball joint is seated.
remove passenger side wheel remove center nut on axle shaft i believe a 33 mm remove cotter pin on lower ball joint remove nut on lower ball joint with a ball joint seperating tool(pickle fork) seperate lower ball joint might need to tap axle shaft out of the wheel bearing pull the whole assembly aside where the axle goes into the transmission use a pry bar and pry out on the axle sometimes are stuck in pretty good then reverse the procedure to install be sure to torqe axle nut to specefications
good luck chris
You don't change the cv joint. You purchase a half shaft left or right side and you replace the whole axle shaft they are around $150.00. Take off the tire, remove axle shaft nut, remove spindle from lower ball joint and pull the axle out of spindle then you take a large pry bar and carfully pop the axle shaft out of the transmission. Very easy job only takes about 1 hour to for complete job.
While the car is still on the ground remove the half shaft nut then jack the car up and support it with jack stands and remove the tire. after you get the tire off you may have to remove the break caliper and the rotor, if you have to do this now. Remove the lower ball joint nut and break apart the ball joint with a large pry bar by prying down on the lower a frame. grab the steering knuckle with both hands and pull until the half shaft is free from the bearing hub assembly. then grab the half shaft and give it a good tug to remove it from the trans axle, you may have to pry it out with a small pry bar wedged between the inner cv joint and the trans axle. at this point I would replace the entire half shaft it is cheaper and a lot easier than replacing the cv joint. installation is reversed but be careful of the splines when installing the half shaft back into the trans axle and the bearing hub. Good luck.
Lower the car slightly so the weight rests on the jackstands and not the control arm.
Remove the front tire and wheel assembly.
Be careful to avoid over-extending the axle shaft joints. When
either end of the shaft is disconnected, over-extension of the joint
could result in separation of internal components and possible joint
failure. Failure to observe this can result in interior joint or boot
damage and possible joint failure.
If a silicone (gray) boot is used on the inboard axle joint,
install boot seal protector J-33162 or equivalent. If a thermoplastic
(black) boot is used, no protector is necessary.
Remove the cotter pin from the ball joint castellated nut. Discard the pin.
Remove the castellated nut and disconnect the ball joint from the
steering knuckle using ball joint separator J-34505, J-29330, or
Be sure to use on the recommended tool for separating the ball joint
from the knuckle. Failure to use the proper tool may cause damage to
the ball joint and seal.
Drill out the three rivets retaining the ball joint to the lower control arm. Use a
/8 in. (3mm) drill bit to make a pilot hole through the rivets. Finish drilling the head of the rivets with a
/2 in. (13mm) drill bit. Do NOT drill completely through the control arm.
Be careful not to damage the drive axle boot when drilling out the ball joint rivets.
Unfasten the nut attaching the link to the stabilizer shaft.
Remove the ball joint from the steering knuckle and control arm.
Position the ball joint in the control arm.
Install the three ball joint bolts and nuts as shown on the
instruction sheet in the ball joint kit, then tighten the bolts to
Position the ball joint stud through the steering knuckle.
Fasten the ball joint-to-steering knuckle nut to 41-50 ft. lbs. (56-68 Nm).
Install a new cotter pin to the ball joint castellated nut.
If installed, remove the boot protector.
Fasten the nut attaching the stabilizer link to the stabilizer
shaft. Tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm), then slightly raise the vehicle
and remove the jackstands from under the suspension.
Install the front tire and wheel assembly and hand-tighten the lug nuts.
Carefully lower the vehicle, then tighten the wheel lug nuts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
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replace the entire CV axles. Support vehicle with jackstands by frame. Remove front wheels. Remove axle nuts. Remove lower balljoint nut. Separate balljoint from nuckle by banging hard with ball peen hammer on knuckle on spindle assy. Remove outer tie-rod nut. Separate tie-rod from steering nuckle by bangin on nuckle with ball-peen hammer. Use long pry bar to hold lower control arm down while simultaneously pulling hub/spindle assembly away from vehicle and pushing axle through hub toward transaxle. Go under vehicle and pry inner cv joint away from transaxle while holding axle assembly.
Install new CV axle in reverse of the disassembly.
Lift the passenger side of vehicle. Remove tire/wheel assembly. Remove the axle nut. Remove the tie rod end nut. Smack the side of the housing the tie rod end goes into to pop the tie rod end loose and out. Remove the sway bar link. Remove the lower ball joint nut. Smack the housing the lower ball joint goes into to pop the ball joint loose. Pry the lower control arm down to pop the ball joint out. swivel the rotor and strut assembly to the side. Pop the axle out. Reassemble in the reverse order.