2003 Ford Crown Victoria Replacing C-clips

Tiny
RYANTWASHINGTON
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  • 2003 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 137,000 MILES
Can't get c-clips out because of spring between axle ends. It's a police interceptor.
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Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 10:01 AM

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Tiny
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First, there is a tech bulliten on these axles have a look, if you dont use the new part numbers, you will do the work again.
AXLE - REAR AXLE SHAFT AND/OR AXLE BEARING PREMATURE WEAR TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 03-5-5, Date of Issue: March 17, 2003 Superceded Bulletin(s): 02-25-3, Date of Issue: December 23, 2002 Related Ref Number(s): 02-25-3, 03-5-5 ARTICLE BEGINNING DESCRIPTION AXLE - REAR AXLE SHAFT AND/OR AXLE BEARING PREMATURE WEAR - VEHICLES PRODUCED BEFORE 1/1/2003 ONLY ISSUE Some 2003 Town Car (except Limo and Hearse chassis), Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis vehicles produced before 1/1/2003, may exhibit rear axle shaft and/or axle bearing premature wear. This is caused by excessive load, temperature, and inadequate lubrication. ACTION To service, install Rear Axle Bearing Service Kit, Part Number 3W1Z-4A109-AA. Refer to the instruction sheet included with the service kit. PARTS INFORMATION PARTS INFORMATION WARRANTY INFORMATION WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage. WARRANTY INFORMATION FORD: 2003 Crown Victoria LINCOLN: 2003 Town Car MERCURY: 2003 Grand Marquis NOTE: This bulletin supersedes Technical Service Bulletin 02-25-3 dated December 23, 2002. Article 02-25-3 is being republished in its entirety to update the model line coverage. Part Number Part Name 3W1Z-4A109-AA Rear Axle Bearing Service Kit Operation Description Time 030505A Install Axle Bearing Service Kit 1.5 Hrs. Page 1 of 2 AXLE - REAR AXLE SHAFT AND/OR AXLE BEARING PREMATURE WEAR -200... 3/14/2009 Check your production date to see if it appies to yours,


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_spring_1.jpg


Of course you need to pull that center pin the pull the spring out. Use the friction modifier with the new oil.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_toolsb_1.jpg

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