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Ford Escape 2020-2024 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Removal and Installation - Wheel Knuckle - FWD

Ford Escape: Rear Suspension / Removal and Installation - Wheel Knuckle - FWD

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Vehicle/Axle Stands

Removal

NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Tighten fasteners as specified.

  1. Remove the brake disc shield.
    Refer to: Brake Disc Shield (206-04 Rear Disc Brake, Removal and Installation).
  1. Unclip the rear wire harness retaining clips and position the harness aside.
  1. NOTICE: Do not attempt to jacking on the front control arm or rear control arm on any vehicle. Damage to control arms may occur.

    NOTICE: Make sure that the insulator pads are correctly positioned to prevent direct contact with other components.

    Raise the suspension to curb height.
    Use the General Equipment: Vehicle/Axle Stands
  1. NOTICE: Do not use power tools to remove the stabilizer bar link nut. Damage to the stabilizer bar link ball joint or boot may occur.

    NOTE: The stabilizer bar links are designed with low friction ball joints that have a low breakaway torque.

    NOTE: Use the TORX PLUS® holding feature to prevent the ball stud from turning while removing or installing the lower arm outboard nut. Torx® and TORX PLUS® is a reg. tm of Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC.

    Remove and discard the rear tabilizer link lower nut and position aside.
  1. Remove and discard the upper arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
  1. Remove and discard the rear lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt and nut.
  1. Remove and discard the front lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
  1. Remove the retainers and position aside the RH underbody shield.
  1. Remove the retainers and position aside the LH underbody shield.
  1. Remove and discard the wheel knuckle forward bolts and remove the wheel knuckle.

Installation

  1. Install the wheel knuckle and tighten the new wheel knuckle forward bolts.
    Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
  1. Position the LH underbody shield and install the retainers.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. Position theRH underbody shield and install the retainers.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Only tighten the bolt and nut finger tight at this stage.

    Install the new front lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
  1. NOTE: Only tighten the bolt and nut finger tight at this stage.

    Install the new rear lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt and nut.
  1. NOTE: Only tighten the bolt and nut finger tight at this stage.

    Install the new upper arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
  1. NOTICE: Do not attempt to jacking on the front control arm or rear control arm on any vehicle. Damage to control arms may occur.

    NOTICE: Make sure that the insulator pads are correctly positioned to prevent direct contact with other components.

    Raise the suspension to curb height.
    Use the General Equipment: Vehicle/Axle Stands
  1. NOTICE: Tighten the suspension fasteners with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels and tires or use a suitable jack to raise the suspension to curb height or damage to the bushings may occur.

    Tighten the new front lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
    Torque:
      Stage 1:  59 lb.ft (80 Nm)
      Stage 2:  120°
  1. NOTICE: Tighten the suspension fasteners with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels and tires or use a suitable jack to raise the suspension to curb height or damage to the bushings may occur.

    Tighten the new rear lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt and nut.
    Torque:
      Stage 1:  81 lb.ft (110 Nm)
      Stage 2:  120°
  1. NOTICE: Tighten the suspension fasteners with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels and tires or use a suitable jack to raise the suspension to curb height or damage to the bushings may occur.

    Tighten the new upper arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
    Torque:
      Stage 1:  59 lb.ft (80 Nm)
      Stage 2:  120°
  1. NOTE: The stabilizer bar links are designed with low friction ball joints that have a low breakaway torque.

    NOTE: Use the TORX PLUS® holding feature to prevent the ball stud from turning while removing or installing the lower arm outboard nut. Torx® and TORX PLUS® is a reg. tm of Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC.

    Connect the rear stabilizer link to the wheel knuckle and install the new rear stabilizer link nut.
    Torque: 85 lb.ft (115 Nm)
  1. Position the wire harness and clip the harness retaining clips into place.
  1. Install the brake disc shield.
    Refer to: Brake Disc Shield (206-04 Rear Disc Brake, Removal and Installation).
  1. Check and if necessary adjust rear toe.
    Refer to: Rear Toe Adjustment (204-00 Suspension System - General Information, General Procedures).

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