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Re: HELP PLEASE !
When you get under the driverside of the vehicle you will see the front driveshaft coming from the transmission to the front differential. At the two ends there will be I think 6, 8mm bolts. 12 total. Loosen them all up. To get to them by rotating the driveshaft you'll have to put the front end of the vehicle on jackstands and put the transmission in nuetral. Remimber to have the parking brake on. Once loose hit the ends of the shaft with a rubber mallet( not a steel hammer). Sometimes corrosion builds up in the joint and can make it a pain to break free. Once the joints are loose, remove the screws you loosened earlier and the shaft should come out. Good Luck
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if trans changed out and no movement and front is not freewheeling did you check and or dropped out the transfer case to check if stuck damaged or engaged ---or the new transmission is operational ---check the 4x4 actuator to see what position it is in or pull it out and check if damaged or stuck --lastly have you pulled the covers off the front and rear axles to make sure their nor frozen or damaged -do the transfer case check first disconnect the front driveshaft and check for freewheel do the same with rear driveshaft and rear with axles off and transmission in neutral try to turn tailshaft of transmission than try yoke of transfer case if any of these units dont move than thats where you check for problem
Insert a steel rod into the brake rotor to prevent the rotor from turning and loosen the axle wheel hub nut. Discard the nut.
Remove the ball joint-to-front wheel knuckle retaining nut. Drive the bolt out of the front wheel knuckle using a punch and hammer.
Remove the front brake anti-lock sensor and position it out of the way.
Separate the ball joint from the front wheel knuckle using a prybar. Position the end of the prybar outside of the bushing pocket to avoid damage to the bushing.
Use care to prevent damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint boot.
Remove the stabilizer bar link at the front stabilizer bar.
Make sure the CV-joint puller does not contact the transaxle shaft speed sensor. Damage to the sensor will result.
Install a CV-Joint Puller (T86P-3514-A1) or equivalent between the inboard CV-joint and the transaxle case.
Install a CV-Joint Extension (T86P-3514-A2) or equivalent into the puller and hand-tighten.
Using an impact slide hammer, remove the driveshaft from the transaxle.
Do not allow the front wheel driveshaft and joint to hang unsupported. Damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint may result. Do not wrap wire around the front wheel driveshaft joint boot. Damage to the boot may result.
Support the end of the driveshaft and joint assembly by suspending it from the chassis using a length of wire.
Never use a hammer to separate the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub. Damage to the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint threads and internal components may result.
Separate the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub using a Front Hub Remover/Replacer (T81P-1104-C) or equivalent. Make sure the hub remover adapter is fully threaded onto the hub stud.
Do not move the vehicle without the outboard CV-joint properly installed, as damage to the bearing may occur.
Remove the front wheel driveshaft and joint assembly from the vehicle.
To install: Do not reuse the retainer circlip. A new circlip must be installed each time the inboard CV-joint stub shaft is installed into the transaxle differential.
Install a new retainer circlip on the inboard CV-joint stub shaft by starting one end in the groove and working the retainer circlip over the inboard shaft housing end and into the groove. This will avoid overexpanding the circlip.
A non-metallic mallet may be used to aid in seating the retainer circlip into the differential side gear groove. If a mallet is necessary, tap only on the outboard CV-joint stub shaft.
Carefully align the splines of the inboard CV-joint stub shaft housing with the splines in the differential. Exerting some force, push the inboard CV-joint stub shaft housing into the differential until the retainer circlip is felt to seat in the differential side gear. Use care to prevent damage to the inboard CV-joint stub shaft and transaxle seal.
Carefully align the splines of the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint with the splines in the wheel hub, and push the shaft into the wheel hub as far as possible.
Temporarily fasten the front disc brake rotor to the wheel hub with washers and two lug nuts. Insert a steel rod into the front disc brake rotor and rotate clockwise to contact the front wheel knuckle, to prevent the front disc brake rotor from turning during front wheel driveshaft and joint installation.
A new front axle wheel hub retaining nut must be installed.
Manually thread the front axle wheel hub retaining nut onto the outboard CV-joint stub shaft housing as far as possible.
A new bolt and nut must be used to connect the front suspension arm to the knuckle.
Connect the front suspension lower arm to the front wheel knuckle. Tighten the nut and bolt to 40-55 ft. lbs. (54-74 Nm).
Install the front brake anti-lock sensor.
Connect the front stabilizer bar link and tighten to 35-45 ft. lbs. (47-65 Nm).
Do not use power or impact tools to tighten the hub nut.
Tighten the front axle wheel hub retaining nut to 157-212 ft. lbs. (213-287 Nm).
Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
Using the recommended type of fluid, fill the transaxle to the proper level.
Install a new set ring in the set ring groove of the driveshaft (left driveshaft).
Apply 2.0-3.0 g (0.07-0.10 oz) of grease to the whole splined surface (A) of the right driveshaft. After applying grease, remove the grease from the splined grooves at intervals of 2-3 splines and from the set ring groove (B) so that air can bleed from the intermediate shaft.
Clean the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with solvent or brake cleaner, and dry with compressed air. Insert the inboard end (A) of the driveshaft into the differential (B) or intermediate shaft (C) until the set ring (D) locks into the groove (E).
Install the outboard joint (A) into the front hub (B).
Install the knuckle (A) onto the lower arm (B). Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot (C). Wipe off the grease before tightening the nut at the ball joint. Torque the new castle nut (D) to the lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align the slot with the ball joint pin hole. Do not align the nut by loosening it.
NOTE: Make sure the ball joint boot is not damaged or cracked.
Install the new lock pin (E) into the pin hole as shown.
Install the stabilizer link (A) to the damper (B).
Install a new spindle nut (A), then tighten the nut. After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder (B) against the driveshaft.
Clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the front wheel, then install the front wheel with the wheel nuts.
Turn the front wheel by hand, and make sure there is no interference between the driveshaft and surrounding parts.
Tighten the flange bolts and the self-locking nut with the vehicle's weight on the damper.
Look to make sure you didnt accidentally pinch wires between the bell housing and engine. Also check for any ground wires that may have broken off the studs at the rear of the intake manifold. Also inspect the wiring harness above the front driveshaft, near the crossmember, for damage(sometimes falls and rubs driveshaft creating several driveability issues)
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.
I own an 02' Jeep Liberty. It is either the differential, or the drive shaft.
Is it the front or rear driveshaft? Does the Jeep drive? If the driveshaft
was bad, it wouldn't move, so I'm assuming he's screwing you,since driveshafts don't smoke.LOL. If your front or rearend lube has come all
out or very low, you could get smoking from the diffs,especially if the fluid hit's your exhaust. look under the jeep, to see if any fluid is leaking
from the front or rear driveshafts?good luck.
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).
1.Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.2.Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in a proper location.3.Remove the wheel nuts and front wheel.4.Remove the split pin, the castle nut and the washer from the front hub.5.Drain the transmission fluid before the driveshaft is removed.6.Using a plastic hammer, make the driveshaft disconnected from the axle hub. 7.Push the axle hub outward and separate the driveshaft from the axle hub.8.Insert a pry bar between the transaxle case and the tripod joint case, and pry the driveshaft from the transaxle case. • Be sure to apply the pry bar to the rib of the transaxle case.• Do not insert the pry bar too deeply, as this may cause damage to the oil seal. [max. depth : 7 mm (0.28 in.)]• For automatic transaxle equipped vehicles, insert a pry bar into the groove of the driveshaft to remove the driveshaft from the transaxle.• Do not pull on the driveshaft; the joints may come apart. Be sure to use the pry bar.9.Pull out the driveshaft from the transaxle case.• Place a plug in the hole of the transaxle case to prevent contamination• Support the driveshaft properly.• Replace the circlip each time the driveshaft is removed from the transaxle case.