REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
F-150, F-250, Expedition and Navigator
These vehicles require that the torsion bar tension be relieved before removing the lower control arm. If either the lower control arm or lower ball joint require replacement, the lower control arm and ball joint must be replaced as a unit.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Match mark and measure the length of the torsion bar being removed.
Torsion bars are marked for left-hand or right-hand installation. If removing both torsion bars, make sure to reinstall in the correct position. If replacing a torsion bar, make sure that it is the correct torsion bar for the side being replaced.
- Install Torsion Bar Adjuster T95T-5310-A and Adapter Plates T96T-5310-A, or equivalents.
- Tighten the adjuster tool until it touches the torsion bar adjuster.
- Remove the torsion bar adjuster bolt and nut.
- Remove 6 torsion bar crossmember retaining bolts.
- Remove the crossmember support.
- Remove the torsion bar from the vehicle.
- If equipped with 4 wheel ABS disconnect the sensor wire bracket bolt.
- Remove the lower shock absorber retaining nut and bolt.
- Disconnect the lower control arm castle nut and cotter pin and separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
- Disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the lower control arm.
- Remove the 2 lower control arm nuts and bolts.
- Remove the lower arm and torsion bar.
- Install the lower control arm and torsion bar. Tighten the bolts to 150 ft. lbs. (200 Nm).
- Connect the lower ball joint and tighten the castle nut to 80-110 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- Connect the stabilizer bar link to the lower control arm. tighten the nut to 16-21 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).
- Place the torsion bar in position ensuring that it is the correct torsion bar for the side being installed.
- Install the lower shock absorber retaining nut and bolt. Tighten to 55-74 ft. lbs. (76-103 Nm).
- Secure the ABS sensor bracket, if equipped.
- Install the crossmember support and 6 retaining bolts. Tighten the retaining bolts to 40-50 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm).
- Install the torsion bar adjuster bolt and nut, then remove the torsion bar adjuster tool and adapters.
- Tighten the adjusting bolt until the match marks are in alignment.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Measure the ride height and adjust if necessary.
- Check the alignment and adjust if not within specification.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.