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2011 Ford EXPLORER

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205-04 Front Drive Halfshafts 2011 Explorer


REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 04/16/2013

Halfshaft — LH

Special Tool(s)

Remover, Halfshaft
205-832

Remover, Front Wheel Hub


205-D070D93P-1175-B

Slide Hammer
100-001T50T-100-A

Exploded View

Item Service Part Description Tool Number Material Notes


Number Name
1 W712435 Wheel hub nut - - REFER to Section 205-04, Halfshaft - LH ,
Installation
2 W714890 Lower ball joint - - 200 Nm (148 lb-ft)
nut
3 3051 Left Hand (LH) Lower ball joint - - -
4 3B422 Halfshaft Circlip - - -
5 3B437 Halfshaft 205-D070 D93P-1175-B , 205-832 , 100-001 T50T- - -
assembly 100-A

Removal

1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. REFER to Section 100-02, Jacking and Lifting, Lifting Points.

2. Remove the wheel and tire. REFER to Section 204-04A, Wheel and Tire.

3. NOTE: Apply the brake to keep the halfshaft from rotating.


Remove the wheel hub nut.

Do not discard at this time.

4. NOTICE: Use care when releasing the lower arm and knuckle into the resting position or damage to the ball joint seal or Constant Velocity (CV) boot may
occur.
NOTE: Use the hex holding feature to prevent the stud from turning while removing the nut.
Remove and discard the lower ball joint nut.

Separate the ball joint from the wheel knuckle.


5. Using the Front Wheel Hub Remover 205-D070 D93P-1175-B , separate the halfshaft from the wheel hub.

6. Pull the wheel knuckle outboard and rotate it toward the rear of the vehicle.

7. Remove and discard the thrust washer, if equipped.

8. NOTICE: The sharp edges on the stub shaft splines can slice or puncture the oil seal. Use care when inserting the stub shaft into the transmission or
damage to the component may occur.
Using the Slide Hammer 100-001 T50T-100-A and Halfshaft Remover 205-832 , remove the halfshaft from the transmission.

9. Remove and discard the circlip from the stub shaft.

10. Inspect the halfshaft hub for wear or damage and install a new halfshaft, if necessary.

Inspect the differential seal surface.

Inspect the halfshaft bushing surface. If this surface is damaged, inspect the halfshaft bushing for damage.

Inspect the differential side gear splines.

Installation

1. NOTICE: The circlips are unique in size and shape for each shaft. Make sure to use the specified circlip for the application or vehicle damage may occur.
Install the correct new circlip from the side on the inboard stub shaft.

2. Install the Differential Oil Seal Protector on the LH halfshaft seal.

3. NOTICE: The sharp edges on the halfshaft splines can slice or puncture the oil seal. Use care when inserting the halfshaft into the transaxle or damage to
the seal may occur.
Push the halfshaft into the transaxle so the splines go through the seal protector. Remove the seal protector.
4. NOTE: After insertion, pull the halfshaft inner end to make sure the circlip is locked.
Push the stub shaft into the transmission so the circlip locks into the differential side gear.

5. Install a new thrust washer, if equipped.

6. Rotate the wheel knuckle into position and insert the halfshaft into the wheel hub.

7. Position the lower ball joint into the wheel knuckle and install the new nut.

Tighten to 200 Nm (148 lb-ft).

8. NOTICE: Do not tighten the wheel hub nut with the vehicle on the ground. The nut must be tightened to specification before the vehicle is lowered onto the
wheels. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is loaded with the weight of the vehicle applied.
NOTE: Apply the brake to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
Using the previously removed wheel hub nut, seat the halfshaft.

Tighten to 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).

Remove and discard the wheel hub nut.

9. NOTICE: The wheel hub nut contains a one time locking chemical that is activated by the heat created when it is tightened. Install and tighten the new
wheel hub nut to specification within 5 minutes of starting it on the threads. Always install a new wheel hub nut after loosening or when not tightened
within the specified time or damage to the components can occur.
NOTE: Apply the brake to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
Install a new wheel hub nut.

Tighten to 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).

10. Install the front wheel and tire. REFER to Section 204-04A, Wheel and Tire.

11. Check the transmission fluid level and add clean transmission fluid as necessary. Section 307-01

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