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    F-Series Trucks 2007, Mark LT 2007

    Removal & Installation 1

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    Inner Drag Link



    2WD

    NOTE
    Replace the drag link if the ball stud is loose in the socket or the drag link is bent. Replace the steering linkage stud dust seal if any nicks, cuts, or tears are present. Do not attempt to straighten the steering linkage components.

    1. Place the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Loosen the adjusting sleeve nuts and the adjusting sleeve bracket nut.

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      Fig. Loosen the adjusting sleeve nuts and the adjusting sleeve bracket nut-2WD F-250 and F-350

    6.  
    7. Remove the cotter pin and the inner tie-rod end nut. Discard the cotter pin.

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      Fig. Remove the cotter pin and the inner tie-rod end nut-2WD F-250 and F-350

    8.  
    9. Disconnect and position the inner tie-rod end aside.

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      Fig. Disconnect and position the inner tie-rod end aside-2WD F-250 and F-350

    10.  
    11. Remove the cotter pin and the drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut. Discard the cotter pin.

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      Fig. Remove the cotter pin and the drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut-2WD F-250 and F-350

    12.  
    13. Disconnect the drag link from the sector shaft arm.
      NOTE
      Count the number of turns required to remove the drag link for reference during assembly.



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      Fig. Disconnect the drag link from the sector shaft arm-2WD F-250 and F-350

    14.  
    15. Remove the drag link.
    16.  
    17. Remove the adjusting sleeve bracket.
      NOTE
      When repairing the linkage clean the damper shaft of all corrosion and dirt. Buff the damper shaft smooth. Repairing the linkage changes the damper travel slightly. A dirty/corroded shaft can damage the damper seal and create a leak.


      NOTE
      If the cotter pin does not line up with the slot in the nut, increase the torque until the next slot in the nut aligns with the hole in the stud. Never loosen the nut to align the slot.



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      Fig. Adjusting sleeve bracket-2WD F-250 and F-350

    18.  
    19. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Observe the following torques:

      Adjusting sleeve nut: 55 Nm (41 ft. lbs.)
       
      Adjusting sleeve bracket nut: 18 Nm (13 ft. lbs.)
       
      Drag link-to-sector shaft nut: 200 Nm (148 ft. lbs.)
       

    20.  
    21. Check the front wheel toe setting.
    22.  

    4WD

    NOTE
    Replace the drag link if the ball stud is loose in the socket or the drag link is bent. Replace the steering linkage stud dust seal if any nicks, cuts, or tears are present. Do not attempt to straighten steering linkage components.

    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the 2 adjusting sleeve nuts.

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      Fig. Loosen the 2 adjusting sleeve nuts-4WD F-250 and F-350

    4.  
    5. Loosen the adjusting sleeve bracket nut.

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      Fig. Loosen the adjusting sleeve bracket nut-4WD F-250 and F-350

    6.  
    7. Remove the cotter pin and the drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut. Discard the cotter pin.
      NOTE
      Count the number of turns required to remove the drag link for reference during assembly.



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      Fig. Remove the cotter pin and the drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut-4WD F-250 and F-350



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      Fig. Separate the drag link from the sector shaft arm-4WD F-250 and F-350

    8.  
    9. Separate the drag link from the sector shaft arm and remove the drag link.
      NOTE
      When repairing the linkage clean the damper shaft of all corrosion and dirt. Buff the damper shaft smooth. Repairing the linkage changes the damper travel slightly. A dirty/corroded shaft can damage the damper seal and create a leak.


      NOTE
      If the cotter pin does not line up with the slot in the nut, increase the torque until the next slot in the nut aligns with the hole in the stud. Never loosen the nut to align the slot.

    10.  
    11. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Observe the following torques:

      Adjusting sleeve nuts: 55 Nm (41 ft. lbs.)
       
      Adjusting sleeve bracket nuts: 18 Nm (13 ft. lbs.)
       
      Drag link-to-sector shaft nut: 200 Nm (148 ft. lbs.)
       

    12.  
    13. Check the front wheel toe setting.
    14.  

    Outer Drag Link



    4WD

    NOTE
    Replace the tie-rod end if the ball stud is loose in the socket or the tie-rod end is bent. Replace the steering linkage stud dust seal if any nicks, cuts, or tears are present. Do not attempt to straighten the steering linkage components.

    1. Place the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Remove the right wheel and tire assembly.
    4.  
    5. Loosen the 2 adjusting sleeve nuts.

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      Fig. Loosen the 2 adjusting sleeve nuts-4WD F-250 and F-350

    6.  
    7. Loosen the adjusting sleeve bracket nut.

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      Fig. Loosen the adjusting sleeve bracket nut-4WD F-250 and F-350

    8.  
    9. Remove the right cotter pin and tie-rod end nut. Discard the cotter pin.

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      Fig. Disconnect the right tie-rod end from the drag link tie-rod end stud and the wheel knuckle-4WD F-250 and F-350

    10.  
    11. Disconnect the right tie-rod end from the drag link tie-rod end stud and the wheel knuckle.
      NOTE
      Count the number of turns required to remove the tie-rod end for reference during assembly.

    12.  
    13. Remove the tie-rod end from the drag link adjusting sleeve.
    14.  
    15. Position the tie-rod end so it is parallel with the wheel knuckle before tightening the tie-rod end nut.
      NOTE
      When repairing the linkage clean the damper shaft of all corrosion and dirt. Buff the damper shaft smooth. Repairing the linkage changes the damper travel slightly. A dirty/corroded shaft can damage the damper seal and create a leak.


      NOTE
      If the cotter pin does not line up with the slot in the nut, increase the torque until the next slot in the nut aligns with the hole in the stud. Never loosen the nut to align the slot.



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      Fig. Position the tie-rod end so it is parallel with the wheel knuckle before tightening the tie-rod end nut-4WD F-250 and F-350

    16.  
    17. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Torque the ball stud nut to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.).
    18.  
    19. Check the front wheel toe setting.
    20.  

    Outer Left Tie Rod End



    4WD

    NOTE
    Replace the tie-rod end if the ball stud is loose in the socket or the tie-rod end is bent. Replace the steering linkage stud dust seal if any nicks, cuts, or tears are present. Do not attempt to straighten the steering linkage components.

    1. Place the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Remove the left wheel and tire assembly.
    4.  
    5. Loosen the adjusting sleeve nut and the adjusting sleeve bracket nut.

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      Fig. Adjusting sleeve-4WD F-250 and F-350



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      Fig. Outer tie rod end-4WD F-250 and F-350

    6.  
    7. Remove the left cotter pin and tie-rod end nut. Discard the cotter pin.
      NOTE
      Count the number of turns required to remove the tie-rod end for reference during assembly.



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      Fig. Disconnecting the outer tie rod end-4WD F-250 and F-350

    8.  
    9. Disconnect the tie-rod end from the wheel knuckle and remove the tie-rod end.
      NOTE
      When repairing the linkage clean the damper shaft of all corrosion and dirt. Buff the damper shaft smooth. Repairing the linkage changes the damper travel slightly. A dirty/corroded shaft can damage the damper seal and create a leak.


      NOTE
      If the cotter pin does not line up with the slot in the nut, increase the torque until the next slot in the nut aligns with the hole in the stud. Never loosen the nut to align the slot.

    10.  
    11. To install, reverse the removal procedure. The adjusting sleeve has 2 different size fasteners. Torque the larger to 55 Nm (41 ft. lbs.) and the smaller to 18 Nm (13 ft. lbs.).
    12.  
    13. Check the front wheel toe setting.
    14.  

    Outer Right Tie Rod End



    4WD

    NOTE
    Install a new tie-rod end if the ball stud is loose in the socket or the tie-rod end is bent. Install a new steering linkage stud dust seal if any nicks, cuts or tears are present. Do not attempt to straighten steering linkage components.

    1. Place the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Remove the RH wheel and tire assembly.
    4.  
    5. Loosen the adjusting sleeve nut.

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      Fig. Right outer tie rod end adjusting sleeve nut-4WD F-250 and F-350

    6.  
    7. Loosen the adjusting sleeve bracket nut.

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      Fig. Right outer tie rod end adjusting sleeve bracket nut-4WD F-250 and F-350

    8.  
    9. Remove the cotter pin and the RH tie-rod end nut. Discard the cotter pin.
      NOTE
      Count the number of turns required to remove the tie-rod end for reference during assembly.



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      Fig. Disconnect the RH tie-rod end from the drag link tie-rod end stud-4WD F-250 and F-350

    10.  
    11. Disconnect the RH tie-rod end from the drag link tie-rod end stud and remove the tie-rod end.
    12.  
    13. Position the tie-rod end so it is parallel with the wheel knuckle before tightening the tie-rod end nut.
      NOTE
      When repairing the linkage clean the damper shaft of all corrosion and dirt. Buff the damper shaft smooth. Repairing the linkage changes the damper travel slightly. A dirty/corroded shaft can damage the damper seal and create a leak.


      NOTE
      If the cotter pin does not line up with the slot in the nut, increase the torque until the next slot in the nut aligns with the hole in the stud. Never loosen the nut to align the slot.



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      Fig. Position the tie-rod end so it is parallel with the wheel knuckle before tightening the tie-rod end nut-4WD F-250 and F-350

    14.  
    15. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the tie rod end nut to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.).
    16.  
    17. Check the front wheel toe setting.
    18.  

    Sector Shaft Arm




    NOTE
    Replace the steering gear sector shaft arm if it is bent. If the steering gear sector shaft arm is bent, check the rest of the steering linkage for damage. Replace any damaged steering linkage parts as required. Do not attempt to straighten the steering gear sector shaft arm or any other steering linkage components.

    1. Place the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. With 4-Wheel Drive:
      NOTE
      To prevent the front suspension from shifting when the track bar is removed, the front suspension must be supporting the vehicle weight.

      1. Position the jack stand under the front axle assembly.
      2.  
      3. Lower the vehicle until the front suspension is supporting the vehicle weight.
      4.  

    6.  
    7. Remove the cotter pin and the drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut. Discard the cotter pin.

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      Fig. Remove the cotter pin and the drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut-F-250 and F-350

    8.  
    9. Separate the drag link from the sector shaft arm.

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      Fig. Separate the drag link from the sector shaft arm-F-250 and F-350

    10.  
    11. With 4-Wheel Drive:
      1. Remove the 2 track bar bracket-to-frame bolts.

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        Fig. Remove the 2 track bar bracket-to-frame bolts-F-250 and F-350

      2.  
      3. Remove the 3 track bar bracket-to-frame nuts and position the track bar aside.
        NOTE
        The sector shaft arm nut has a dry adhesive on the threads. Do not reuse the sector shaft arm nut.



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        Fig. Remove the 3 track bar bracket-to-frame nuts-F-250 and F-350



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        Fig. Remove and discard the sector shaft arm nut-F-250 and F-350

      4.  

    12.  
    13. Remove and discard the sector shaft arm nut.
    14.  
    15. Separate the sector shaft arm from the steering gear sector shaft.

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      Fig. Separate the sector shaft arm from the steering gear sector shaft-F-250 and F-350

    16.  
    17. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Observe the following torques:

      Sector shaft arm nut: 475 Nm (350 ft. lbs.)
       
      Track bar bracket-to-frame nuts: 175 Nm (129 ft. lbs.)
       
      Track bar bracket-to-frame bolts: 175 Nm (129 ft. lbs.)
       
      Drag link-to-sector shaft arm nut: 200 Nm (148 ft. lbs.)
       

    18.  

     
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