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How to Replace Halfshafts on Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX?


The procedure is similar for both ford and Lincoln car models:-----

The details to replace Halfshafts are as follows: -----


Removal & Installation



Left Side
Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. 

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    Fig. A variety of special tools are required for left halfshaft removal and installation
  2. Remove the front tire and wheel.
    NOTE
    Depress the brake pedal to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
  3. Remove and discard the front wheel hub nut.
  4. Remove and discard the ball joint pinch bolt from the knuckle and separate the lower control arm.
    NOTE
    Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure may result in major service expense. New parts must be installed with the same part numbers or equivalent part, if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.
  5. Remove and discard the stabilizer bar link nuts and position the link aside.
  6. Using the special tool, as shown in the accompanying illustration, separate the halfshaft from the wheel hub.
    NOTE
    Support the knuckle with a suitable jackstand.



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    Fig. Using the special tool, separate the halfshaft from the wheel hub
  7. Pull the knuckle outboard and rotate it toward the rear of the vehicle.
    CAUTION
    The sharp edges on the stub shaft splines can slice or puncture the oil seal. Use care when inserting the stub shaft into the transmission.
  8. Using the special tools, as shown in the accompanying illustration, remove the halfshaft from the transmission.

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    Fig. Using the special tools, remove the halfshaft from the transmission
  9. Remove and discard the circlip from the stub shaft.
To install:
  1. Install a new stub shaft circlip.
  2. Insert the halfshaft into the wheel hub.
    NOTE
    The sharp edges on the stub shaft splines can slice or puncture the oil seal. Use care when inserting the stub shaft into the transmission to avoid oil seal damage.


    NOTE
    After insertion, pull the halfshaft inner end to make sure the circlip is locked.
  3. Push the stub shaft into the transmission so the circlip locks into the differential side gear.
  4. Rotate the knuckle into position.
  5. Install the ball joint in the knuckle and install the pinch bolt. Tighten to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  6. Position the stabilizer bar links and install the link nuts. Tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
    NOTE
    Do not tighten the front wheel hub nut with the vehicle on the ground. The nut must be tightened to specification before the vehicle is lowered onto the wheels. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is loaded with the weight of the vehicle applied.
  7. Apply the brake to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
  8. Position the halfshaft in the hub and use the previously removed inner hub nut to seat the halfshaft. Tighten to 258 ft. lbs. (350 Nm).
    NOTE
    The wheel hub nut contains a one-time locking chemical that is activated by the heat created when it is tightened. Install and tighten the new wheel hub nut to specification within 5 minutes of starting it on the threads. Always install a new wheel hub nut after loosening or when not tightened within the specified time or damage to the components can occur.
  9. Apply the brake to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
  10. Install a new hub nut and tighten to 258 ft. lbs. (350 Nm).
  11. Install the front tire and wheel.
  12. Carefully lower the vehicle.
Right Side
Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the front tire and wheel.
    NOTE
    Depress the brake pedal to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
  3. Remove and discard the front wheel hub nut.
  4. Remove the brake hose bracket bolt and disconnect the hose from the shock absorber.
  5. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor harness from the shock absorber bracket.
  6. Remove the RH brake disc.
    NOTE
    Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure may result in major service expense. New parts must be installed with the same part numbers or equivalent part, if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.
  7. Remove and discard the upper stabilizer bar link nut and position the link aside.
  8. Remove and discard the ball joint bolt and nut. Separate the lower arm.
  9. Using the special tool, separate the halfshaft from the wheel hub.
    NOTE
    Support the knuckle with a suitable jackstand.



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    Fig. Using the special tool, separate the halfshaft from the wheel hub
  10. Pull the knuckle outboard and rotate it toward the rear of the vehicle. Secure the knuckle assembly.
  11. Use a brass drift to strike the right side halfshaft in the indicated area and separate the RH halfshaft from the intermediate shaft.

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    Fig. Use a brass drift to strike the right side halfshaft where shown (arrow), and separate the RH halfshaft from the intermediate shaft
  12. Remove and discard the circlip from the intermediate shaft.
To install:
  1. Install a new 1.181 inch (30 mm) intermediate shaft circlip.
    NOTE
    Pull the right side inboard joint outward to make sure the circlip is locked.
  2. Align the splines on the right side shaft with the intermediate shaft and push the stub shaft in until the circlip locks the shafts together.
  3. Insert the halfshaft into the wheel hub.
  4. Rotate the knuckle into position.
  5. Position the halfshaft and ball joint in the wheel knuckle. Install the new bolt and nut and tighten to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  6. Position the upper stabilizer bar link and install a new nut and tighten the 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  7. Install the RH brake disc.
  8. Position the brake hose bracket to the shock absorber and install the bolt. Tighten the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  9. Connect the wheel speed sensor harness to the shock absorber bracket.
    WARNING
    Do not tighten the front wheel hub nut with the vehicle on the ground. The nut must be tightened to specification before the vehicle is lowered onto the wheels. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is loaded with the weight of the vehicle applied.


    NOTE
    Depress the brake pedal to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
  10. Install a the previously removed wheel hub nut to seat the halfshaft. Tighten to 258 ft. lbs. (350 Nm). Remove and discard the wheel hub nut.
    NOTE
    The wheel hub nut contains a one-time locking chemical that is activated by the heat created when it is tightened. Install and tighten the new wheel hub nut to specification within 5 minutes of starting it on the threads. Always install a new wheel hub nut after loosening or when not tightened within the specified time or damage to the components can occur.


    NOTE
    Depress the brake pedal to keep the halfshaft from rotating.
  11. Install a new wheel hub nut and tighten to 258 ft. lbs. (350 Nm).
  12. Install the front tire and wheel.


These details will help.
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