- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
- Remove the halfshaft assembly.
- Remove and discard the boot clamps.
- Remove the inboard CV-joint housing.
- Remove and discard the retainer circlip. Slide the boot away from the inboard CV-joint.
- Using a suitable 3-jaw puller, remove the CV-joint.
Remove and discard the inner CV boot.
NOTEThe outboard CV-joint is not removable from the halfshaft. The boot must be removed or installed from the inboard CV-joint side of the shaft.
- Remove and discard the outboard CV-joint boot clamps.
- Remove and discard the boot.
If necessary, press the anti-lock brake sensor indicator ring from the outer CV-joint.
- If removed, install a new anti-lock brake sensor indicator ring on the outer CV-joint.
- Lubricate the outboard CV-joint. Pack the outboard CV-joint with 185 grams (6.53 oz) of grease. One-third of the grease must be installed in the joint with the remainder placed in the boot. Spread the remaining grease evenly inside the boot.
- Position the outboard halfshaft boot. Position the boot clamps.
- Install the outboard CV boot clamps.
- Position the inboard clamp and boot.
- Install the CV-joint and snap ring on the halfshaft.
- Install the stop ring.
- Fill the inboard CV-joint housing with 210 grams (7.41 oz) of grease. One-half of the grease must be
- Installed in the joint and the remainder placed in the boot.
- Position the inboard halfshaft boot in the housing groove. Position the boot clamp.
Set the halfshaft assembled length to:
Aviator, Explorer, Mountaineer: 24.22 inches (615.3mm) for the right side; 26.98 inches (685.3mm) for the left.
- Measure the entire assembly length. Push in or pull out on the inner joint as necessary to adjust the halfshaft assembled length. Hold the inner joint to prevent the assembled length from changing, and insert a small flat-blade screwdriver between the boot and the joint to equalize the pressure.
- Install the boot clamps.