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Ford Escape: Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System / Removal and Installation - Rear Differential Subframe Bushings

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

205-1075
Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front

Removal

Front bushings

NOTE: LH shown, RH similar.

  1. Remove the RDU .
    Refer to: Axle Assembly (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).
  1. Assemble the spindle and thrust washer of the special service tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Assemble the tube and cover of the special service tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Remove the RDU front bushing from the rear subframe.

Rear bushings

  1. Remove the RDU .
    Refer to: Axle Assembly (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).
  1. Assemble the special service tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Remove the RDU rear bushing from the rear subframe.

Installation

Front bushings

NOTE: LH shown, RH similar.

  1. NOTE: Make sure the alignment marks on the RDU bushing remover/installers are aligned with the anti-rotation tabs on the RDU bushing.

    Align the bush and the markings on the clamping ring.
    • Marking "A" on clamping ring - RH side bushing.
      Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
    • Marking "B" on clamping ring - LH side bushing.
      Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Align the alignment contour of the clamping ring with the recess in the bushing receiver.
  1. Assemble the special service tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Gently pull the front bushing into the rear subframe.
  1. Remove the clamping ring.
  1. Install the front bushing into the rear subframe.
  1. Install the RDU.
    Refer to: Axle Assembly (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).

Rear bushings

  1. NOTE: Make sure the alignment marks on the RDU bushing remover/installers are aligned with the anti-rotation tabs on the RDU bushing.

    Align the bush and the markings on the clamping ring.
    • Marking "A" on clamping ring - LH side bushing.
      Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
    • Marking "B" on clamping ring - RH side bushing.
      Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Align the alignment contour of the clamping ring with the recess in the bushing receiver.
  1. Assemble the special service tool and gently pull the rear bushing into the rear subframe.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1075  Remover/Installer, Rear Drive Unit Front.
  1. Remove the clamping ring.
  1. Install the rear bushing into the rear subframe.
  1. Install the RDU.
    Refer to: Axle Assembly (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).

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