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Ford Escape: Suspension System - General Information / General Procedures - Front Toe Adjustment

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Wheel Alignment System

Adjustment

NOTE: Make sure that the vehicle is standing on a level surface.

NOTE: Before carrying out a toe adjustment, check the tires for the correct pressure. Inspect the tires for incorrect wear or damage. Inspect the suspension for wear or damage.

  1. Using alignment equipment and the manufacturer's instructions, measure the front toe.
  1. Steering wheel in straight ahead position.
  1. Using alignment equipment and the manufacturer's instructions, check the front toe setting on both sides.
    Use the General Equipment: Wheel Alignment System
  1. NOTICE: Hold the tie-rod end stationary with a wrench while loosening the nut or damage to the boot can occur.

    On both sides.
    1. Position aside the steering gear boot clamp.
    1. Loosen the outer tie rod end jamb nut.
    1. NOTE: Do not allow the steering gear bellows to twist when the inner tie rod is rotated.

      Rotate the inner tie-rods an equal amount in either a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction to adjust the toe setting on both sides.
  1. NOTE: Do not disturb the toe settings while tightening the nut(s).

    On both sides.
    1. Tighten the outer tie rod end jamb nut.
      Torque: 66 lb.ft (90 Nm)
    1. Position the steering gear boot clamp.
  1. Recheck the toe settings and adjust as necessary.

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