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Ford Escape: Rear Drive Halfshafts / Removal and Installation - Rear Halfshaft

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

100-001 (T50T-100-A)
Slide Hammer
205-832
Remover, Halfshaft
TKIT-2006C-FFMFLM
TKIT-2006C-LM
TKIT-2006C-ROW

Removal

NOTICE: Never pick up or hold the halfshaft by only the inner or outer Constant Velocity (CV) joint. Damage to the CV joint will occur.

NOTICE: Never use a hammer to remove or install the halfshafts. Damage to the CV joint may occur.

NOTICE: Never use the halfshaft assembly as a lever to position other components. Damage to the halfshaft or CV joint may occur.

NOTICE: Do not allow the boots to contact sharp edges or hot exhaust components. Damage to the halfshaft boots will occur.

NOTICE: Do not drop assembled halfshafts. The impact may cut the boots from the inside without evidence of external damage.

NOTE: Left hand (LH) shown, right hand (RH) similar.

  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor.
    Refer to: Rear Wheel Speed Sensor - AWD (206-09 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Stability Control, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the wheel bearing and wheel hub.
    Refer to: Wheel Bearing and Wheel Hub - AWD (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE: Slide hammer extension may be needed.

    Using the special tools, remove the rear halfshaft.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-832  Remover, Halfshaft. , 100-001 (T50T-100-A)  Slide Hammer.
    1. Remove and discard the halfshaft retaining circlip.
    1. Inspect the halfshaft end for damage.

Installation

  1. NOTE: The seal is to be reused unless damaged.

    If required,
    Replace the rear halfshaft seal.
    Refer to: Rear Halfshaft Seal (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the new rear halfshaft retaining circlip.
  1. NOTICE: End output state control within 5 minutes of activation. Failure to end output state control within 5 minutes may cause damage to the RDU clutch motor.

    LH side only.
    • Using the scan tool, actuate the following AWD PID : RDU_TRQ_REQ# to approximately 500 Nm.
  1. NOTE: When seated correctly, the halfshaft retainer circlip can be felt as it snaps into the differential side gear groove.

    NOTE: After insertion, pull the halfshaft inner end to make sure the circlip is locked.

    Install the rear halfshaft.
  1. LH side only.
    • Exit output state control.
  1. Check and top off the differential fluid.
    Refer to: Differential Fluid Level Check (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).
  1. Install the wheel bearing and wheel hub.
    Refer to: Wheel Bearing and Wheel Hub - AWD (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the wheel speed sensor.
    Refer to: Rear Wheel Speed Sensor - AWD (206-09 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Stability Control, Removal and Installation).

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