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

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Wheel Alignment System

Adjustment

NOTICE: Do not use any tools or equipment to move the wheel and tire assembly or suspension components while checking for relative movement. Suspension damage may occur. The use of tools or equipment will also create relative movement that may not exist when using hand force. Relative movement must be measured using hand force only.

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. Steering wheel in straight ahead position.
  1. Using alignment equipment and the manufacturer's instructions, check the rear toe setting on both sides.
    Use the General Equipment: Wheel Alignment System
  1. NOTICE: The cam nut and cam bolt area must be free of foreign material to make sure of correct clamping.

    NOTE: Clean the general area of the joint to prevent foreign material from entering the joint. Clean the area using only mild liquids.

    On both sides.
    Loosen the toe link nut counterclockwise (CCW) through one complete turn.
  1. Jounce the vehicle to make sure that the suspension is in its normal, at-rest position.
  1. On both sides.
    Rotate the toe link bolt to achieve the specified toe setting.
  1. NOTE: Make sure that the toe settings are not disturbed while tightening the nuts.

    On both sides.
    Tighten the toe link nut.
    Torque: 111 lb.ft (150 Nm)
  1. Recheck the toe settings and adjust as necessary.
  1. NOTE: If equipped with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System, camera alignment is required for the lane keeping alert and lane keeping aid to function correctly.

    Connect the scan tool and perform the IPMA camera alignment procedure. Follow the scan tool directions.

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