1994 Ford Explorer Front axels u-joints

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 198,000 MILES
Hi
I wanted to know what special tools were needed to change the the front axel u-joints, and upper and lower ball joints, and lf there is best order of opperations.
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 8:34 PM

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Removal
1.Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel assembly. Remove caliper from rotor. Remove locking hub. 2.Remove wheel bearings, lock nuts, hub and rotor. Remove spindle-to-steering knuckle nuts. Tap spindle with plastic hammer to free spindle from steering knuckle.
Remove spindle, spindle seat (if equipped) and splash shield.
3.On right side applications, remove and discard keystone clamp from shaft assembly and stub shaft. Slide rubber boot onto stub shaft. Remove shaft assembly from right axle.
4.Remove left shaft assembly (if required). On all applications, wrap spindle in protective cloth and place second step of spindle in soft-jawed vise.
5. remove oil seal using slide hammer and Seal Remover (TOOL-1175-AC). Remove needle bearing from spindle. Press seal from shaft assembly.

6.Remove the spindle and steering shaft assembly
Disconnect steering linkage from steering knuckle.
7.Remove cotter pin and loosen ball joint nuts. Strike steering knuckle near ball joint to release ball joint. Remove ball joint nuts. Note position of camber adjuster on top of axle
Remove camber adjuster and steering knuckle
8. Remove snap ring from bottom ball joint socket. 9
9. .Assemble "C" Frame (T74P-4635-C) and Receiver Cup (T83T-3050-A for Explorer and Ranger; D80T-3010-A2 for Bronco and F150) on the lower ball joint.
10. Turn forcing screw clockwise until lower ball joint is removed from spindle. Repeat procedure to remove upper ball joint.


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