Mechanics

REPLACE FRONT RIGHT AXLE

1997 Ford Taurus

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

Hi,
I have next problem: I have a boot axle leak and need to replace the axle how I can do it?
Thank you.
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Chilikov79
April 19, 2009.



FWD AXLE SHAFTS
Removal
Remove wheel assembly and hub nut retainer. Remove bolt attaching brake hose to strut.
Remove lower ball joint pinch bolt and nut, and discard. Remove ABS sensor, and move aside (if equipped). Pry down on control arm assembly to separate ball joint from steering knuckle. If necessary. Disconnect stabilizer bar at control arm.
CAUTION: If both axles are removed, Shipping Plugs (T81P-1177-B ) must be installed to prevent differential side gears from moving. If side gears move, transaxle must be removed to realign side gears.

Install Hub Remover/Installer (T81P-1104-C ) assembly, and push CV joint out of hub assembly. Remove axle shaft from vehicle.
Install Puller (T86P-3514-A1 ), Extension (T86P-3514-A2 ) and a slide hammer to inner CV joint. See Fig. 2. Remove inner CV joint from transaxle.
To remove intermediate axle shaft on MTX models, remove support bearing bracket bolts. Slide shaft from transaxle.

Installation
Replace circlip on transaxle end of axle shaft. Insert axle shaft into transaxle. Ensure circlip is fully engaged in transaxle. If difficulty is encountered engaging axle shaft into transmission, tap on outer CV joint with plastic or rubber mallet.
Feed outer CV joint stub shaft into hub as far as possible. Install NEW hub retainer nut on end of axle shaft. Tighten retainer nut to specification

BMRFIXIT
Apr 20, 2009.