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    Expedition, Navigator 2008-2009

    Trailing Arms

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    Removal & Installation



    Lower

    Specific to:

    Ford Expedition 2008-2009

    Lincoln Navigator 2008-2009


    WARNING
    Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital parts and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. Remove the wheel and tire.
    6.  
    7. Remove and discard the 2 lower trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle bolts.
    8.  
    9. Remove and discard the lower trailing arm-to-frame bolt and flagnut.
    10.  
    11. Remove the lower trailing arm.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the rear lower trailing arm

    12.  

    To install:

    1. Install the lower trailing arm and loosely install the new lower trailing arm-to-frame bolt and flagnut. Do not tighten at this time.
    2.  
    3. Loosely install the 2 new lower trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt. Do not tighten at this time.
    4.  
    5. Install the wheel and tire.
    6.  
    7. Lower the vehicle so that the weight of the vehicle is resting on the wheel and tires.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the 2 lower trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Tighten the lower trailing arm-to-frame bolt to 203 ft. lbs. (275 Nm).
    12.  

    Upper

    Specific to:

    Ford Expedition 2008-2009

    Lincoln Navigator 2008-2009


    WARNING
    Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital parts and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation becomes necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. Remove the wheel and tire.
    6.  
    7. Remove and discard the upper trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
    8.  
    9. Remove and discard the upper trailing arm-to-frame bolt and flagnut.
    10.  
    11. After removal of the upper trailing arm, inspect the knuckle bushing for excessive wear or damage and install new as necessary.
    12.  
    13. Remove the upper trailing arm.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the rear upper trailing arm

    14.  

    To install:

    1. Install the upper trailing arm and loosely install the new upper trailing arm-to-frame bolt and flagnut. Do not tighten at this time.
    2.  
    3. Loosely install the new upper trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt. Do not tighten at this time.
    4.  
    5. Install the wheel and tire.
    6.  
    7. Lower the vehicle so that the weight of the vehicle is resting on the wheel and tires.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the upper trailing arm-to-frame bolt and flagnut to 203 ft. lbs. (275 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Tighten the upper trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt to 184 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
    12.  

     
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