Torque specs for the front CV axle replacement

Tiny
BILLY SEA
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
  • 120,000 MILES
Replaced axle and looking for specs for the axle nut and how to replace the CV axle. What are the torque specs for the front axle nut on a 1997 ford taurus gl?
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 12:20 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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180-200 ft lbs Here is a guide to help you change the CV axle out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-cv-axle

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
ALMAMAE
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl 140000 miles

after checking on your site, which I think is great by the way, I think my cv joint is bad. It pulls, and definitely shakes when I brake. Do I need to replace the axel? I'm confused? I don't want to continue to replace either. Before I go in to have it repaired, I wanna make sure I know what to say. I need the car to last me for at least another year or more before I can get a new one. Looks expensive though. How much would on average for me to have this repaired? Thank you so much.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JIS001
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The shaking while braking will most likely be warped rotors. As far as the pull goes, you may want to try a cross rotate of the tires to see if it pulls the other way. If it does then you will need to replace the tires. Usually tires that cost less end up causing more problems. F the cross rotate does not change the pull, then further inspection of the suspension will need to be done.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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JIM BLACK
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 102,500 MILES
At the speed between 60 to 70 mph I get a hopping in the front end. While giving the car gas between these speed the front feels like it is hopping. If I let of the gas off no Hop. I replaced the CV joints today still hops, I went and had the front Tires balanced again and it still hops. This evening on my way home I set the cruse on 67mph and the car did the hoping but when I was going up a hill and the transmision had to drop down a gear the hopping stopped. RPM, s went up to about 3200 verses flat land cruise of 2300 RPM. If I exceed the speed limit and go 75 mph the hopping stop or is very deminished. Any Ideas
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FLEXY5
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Is the hopping rhythmic? I have a theory, but would like to know the answer to this question first. It doesn't feel like an engine miss, does it?
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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JIM BLACK
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The engine is running fine. We put the car in drive applied the breaks ran the RPM's upto 2500 to 3000. We did the same thing in reverse thinking that it might be the motor mounts. The car showed no signs of bad motor mounts. The hopping is steady when it happens almost like a four four beat going down the road. Hopping or maybe even you could call it a lunge. Could it be just a bad overdrive gear in the transmission?
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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CLISHMAN67
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
I have a 2003 Ford Taurus with 89231 miles. I need to replace the cv joints and want to know if there is anything special I should be aware of. I have a generic instruction, but need to know if there are special torq or special tools or things that I need to watch out for with a Taurus

Thank you!
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SERVICE WRITER
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Replace the whole axle, not just the joints.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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OWEN SAPULPA
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  • 1995 FORD TAURUS
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We replaced a driver side CV joint (axle) and when we attempt to drive it the wheel locks up. I've been told that the ABS sensor causes a problem. The wheel turns as it should (slightly til it engages the gears) but when the engine is started to drive it, the wheel is completely locked up without the slight movement as we should normally feel after putting it into park. Is the ABS causing a problem and if so, what can be done to fix this?
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Was any grinding noise heard the first time you tried to drive it? Did you count the splines on the inner joint? It could be the wrong shaft.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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SNOKIO
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 76,000 MILES
I replaced the front Rotars and brake pads last night. When the right front was off my husband found thick grease on the axle and saw that the boot was torn on the underside. How do you take the old CV Boot off and replace it? Is it something that the "Average Joe" mechanic can do or should only a certified mechanic attempt this?
Also, I cant find an online manual. Do you know of one?
How do I donate question next time? I dont have a credit card.
Thanks :)
Snokio
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Wetake paypal and checks mailed to the address at the bottom of my signature. The cv axle needs to be taken out and removed a new boot installed on the axle, the old grease and grime washed out of the joint, new grease put in and the boot clamped with a boot clamp tool, and axle reinstalled in the car, and they are fairly tough on your model.A lot to damage! ABS sensor and ring. Hub bearing and the inner joint! Once the old axle is out, replace it with a rebuit instead of foolin around with boots!
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SNOKIO
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Thank you so much! This website is a lifesaver.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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OK Good luck.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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TROYAXMAN
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Have examined the left front boot over the cv joint and found it to have been damaged. Having no problems with current CV joint - should I clean it and repack it with another new boot or should I replace the joint? How much does a overhauled one of these things cost?
Thanks for ze help!
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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MASTERTECHTIM
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Well you can let it go until you hear it click when turning then replace it. A new axle costs about 50-75 dollars
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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LPCCG1
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
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  • FWD
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  • 130,000 MILES
I am replacing both CV joints and have installed the drivers side in about 10 minutes. The passanger side seems to be petruding out to far from the trans axel. I have taken the cv joint back twice thinking I was given the wrong part. What could be the problem.

Any help would be a bonus.

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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Align the inboard CV joint housing splines with the differential side gear splines and push the CV joint housing assembly inward until the circlip seats in the differential side gear. Make sure the circlip is installed correctly and not damaged. If necessary use a non-metallic mallet to aid in seating the circlip in the differential side gear groove. Tap ONLY on the outboard front wheel axle shaft joint.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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SEANAIN
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
Enter your question. Remove ford taurus cv joint
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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FIXITMR
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Usually you just rplace whole axle as they are relatively inexpensive at local chain auto store.
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