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CV-Joints OVERHAUL on Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX?
The procedure is similar for both ford and
The Cv joints Overhaul details are as follows:--------
Remove the halfshaft assembly, as outlined in this section.
For the inboard CV joint, remove and discard the boot clamps.
Remove the inboard CV joint retaining ring.
Do not let the roller bearings fall or damage to the component may occur.
Fig. View of the halfshaft and CV-joint boots
For the inboard CV joint, carry out the following:
Remove and discard the retainer circlip.
Slide the boot away from the CV joint.
Using a suitable 3-jaw puller, remove the CV joint.
Remove and discard the inner CV boot.
The outboard CV joint is not removable from the halfshaft. The boot must be removed or installed from the inboard CV joint side of the shaft.
For the outboard CV joint, carry out the following:
Remove and discard the boot clamps.
Remove and discard the boot.
Do not mix the boot clamps.
Lubricate the outboard CV joint:
Pack the outboard CV joint with grease from the kit. One-third of the grease must be installed in the joint with the remainder placed in the boot.
Spread the remaining grease evenly inside the boot.
Position the boot so the rib on the boot is located in the groove of the shaft.
Fig. Position the boot so the rib on the boot is located in the groove of the shaft
Position the outboard halfshaft boot and the outboard boot clamps.
Install the outboard CV boot clamps, using the special tool as shown.
Fig. Install the outboard CV boot clamps, using a suitable CV-Joint Boot Installation tool
Position the inboard clamp and boot.
Install the CV joint and snap ring on the halfshaft.
Fill the inboard CV joint housing with grease from the kit. One-half of the grease must be installed in the joint and the remainder placed in the boot.
Do not let the roller bearings fall.
Position the CV housing on the CV joint.
Install the retaining ring.
Position the inboard halfshaft boot and clamps:
Position the boot in the housing groove.
Position the boot clamps.
Set the halfshaft assembled length to specifications. Refer to the accompanying illustrations, and the following steps:
Measure the entire assembly length (item 1 in illustration).
Push in or pull out on the inner joint as necessary to adjust the halfshaft assembled length (item 2 in illustration).
Hold the inner joint to prevent the assembled length from changing, and insert a small flat-blade screwdriver between the boot and the joint to equalize the pressure (item 3 in illustration).
Fig. Halfshaft assembled length specifications
Install the boot clamps.
Lever arm to the closed position and use a soft-faced hammer to close the tabs.
Install the halfshaft, as outlined in next help link.
These details will help.
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