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    Removal & Installation

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    Fig. Front driveshaft exploded view



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    Fig. CV-joint installation-front driveshaft



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    Fig. Front driveshaft CV-joint torque sequence

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
      WARNING
      Always disconnect the front driveshaft from the transfer case first. Otherwise, the weight of the driveshaft can pinch the boot between the driveshaft and the constant velocity (CV) joint flange which can cause the boot to tear.

    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. Index-mark the front driveshaft to maintain driveshaft balance.
    6.  
    7. Remove and discard the 6 CV-joint bolts and CV-joint washers.
    8.  
    9. Remove the 4 universal joint strap bolts and remove the universal joint straps. Discard the bolts.
    10.  
    11. Remove the front driveshaft.
      WARNING
      The can (domed CV-joint housing cover) is pressed into the CV-joint housing at the factory. When housed correctly, the can will appear as shown in the illustration. Do not reseat the can in the CV-joint housing if the can's flange is above the CV-joint housing as shown in the illustration. Install a new driveshaft.


      WARNING
      Tighten the CV-joint bolts evenly in a cross pattern or damage will occur to the CV-joint.


      NOTE
      Install new CV-joint washers and CV-joint bolts. If new CV-joint bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original CV-joint bolts with Threadlock and Sealer TA-25 meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5.


      NOTE
      Install new universal joint strap bolts. If new universal joint strap bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original universal joint strap bolts with Threadlock and Sealer TA-25 meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5.


      NOTE
      Verify that the universal joint bearing caps are seated in the pinion yoke flange before tightening the universal joint strap bolts.

    12.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. See the accompanying illustrations for torque values.
    2.  

    2-Wheel Drive





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    Fig. Rear driveshaft exploded view-2-wheel drive



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    Fig. Rear driveshaft flange torque sequence

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
      NOTE
      Make sure the index marks on the extension housing and driveshaft are aligned before separation.


      NOTE
      After removing the driveshaft, place an index mark on the transmission output shaft that matches the transmission extension housing mark.

    4.  
    5. Index-mark the driveshaft and the extension housing to maintain driveshaft balance.
    6.  
    7. Index-mark the driveshaft flange to the pinion flange to maintain driveshaft balance.
    8.  
    9. Remove and discard the 4 driveshaft flange bolts.
      NOTE
      The driveshaft flange yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the driveshaft flange from the pinion flange.

    10.  
    11. Use a suitable tool and pry only in the area shown to separate the driveshaft flange yoke from the pinion flange.
    12.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure
      WARNING
      The driveshaft flange fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. To make sure that the driveshaft flange seats squarely on the pinion flange, tighten the driveshaft flange bolts evenly in a cross pattern.


      WARNING
      If new driveshaft flange bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original driveshaft flange bolts with Threadlock and Sealer TA-25 meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5.

    2.  
    3. Tighten the flange bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm).

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      Fig. Pry at this point only

    4.  

    4-Wheel Drive



    1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    4.  
    5. If equipped, remove the skid plate.
    6.  
    7. Index-mark the driveshaft flange to the transfer case rear output flange to maintain driveshaft balance.
    8.  
    9. Index-mark the driveshaft flange to the pinion flange to maintain driveshaft balance.
    10.  
    11. Remove and discard the driveshaft flange bolts.
    12.  
    13. Remove and discard the transfer case rear output flange bolts.
      WARNING
      The driveshaft flange fits tightly on the axle pinion flange pilot and the transfer case output flange.


      NOTE
      Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the driveshaft flanges from the mating flanges. Pry only in the area shown, with a suitable tool, to disconnect the driveshaft flanges.

    14.  
    15. Using a suitable tool as shown, disconnect the driveshaft flanges and remove the driveshaft.
    16.  

    To install:

    1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure
      WARNING
      The driveshaft flanges fits tightly on the pinion flange pilots. To make sure that the driveshaft flanges seat squarely on the pinion flanges, tighten the driveshaft flange bolts evenly in a cross pattern.


      WARNING
      If new driveshaft flange bolts are not available, coat the threads of the original driveshaft flange bolts with Threadlock and Sealer TA-25 meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5.

    2.  
    3. Install new fasteners. Torque the flange bolts to 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm).

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      Fig. Rear driveshaft exploded view-4-wheel drive

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