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How to Replace Intermediate Shaft on Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX?


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

The details to replace Intermediate Shaft is as follows:------

Removal & Installation



All Wheel Drive Models
Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009

WARNING
The intermediate shaft seal in the Power Transfer Unit (PTU) must be replaced whenever the intermediate shaft is removed. Refer to the Power Transfer Unit Seal Replacement procedure under the Transfer Case Section.

  1. Remove the right halfshaft assembly.
  2. Remove the 2 intermediate shaft support bracket bolts and the intermediate shaft.
  3. Remove and discard the circlip from the outboard end of the intermediate shaft. 

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    Fig. Exploded view of the intermediate shaft-AWD
To install:
  1. Install a new 1.181 in (30 mm) circlip on the outboard end of the intermediate shaft.
  2. Install a new intermediate seal in the PTU, as outlined in the Power Transfer Unit Seal procedure.
  3. Position the intermediate shaft in the PTU and engage the intermediate shaft splines with the PTU gears.
  4. Install the 2 intermediate shaft support bracket bolts. Tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  5. Install the right halfshaft.
Front Wheel Drive Models
Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009
  1. Remove the right halfshaft, as outlined in this section.
  2. Remove the 2 RH catalytic converter support bracket bolts.
  3. Remove the bolt, nut and the RH catalytic converter support bracket.
  4. Remove the 2 bolts from the intermediate shaft bearing support bracket.
    WARNING
    Do not damage the transaxle seals when removing the intermediate shaft.
  5. Carefully remove the intermediate shaft while supporting both ends of the intermediate shaft.
  6. Remove and discard the circlip from the outboard end of the intermediate shaft.
To install:
  1. Install a new 1.181 inch (30 mm) circlip on the outboard end of the intermediate shaft.

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    Fig. Install a new 30 mm (1.181 in) circlip on the outboard end of the intermediate shaft as shown
  2. Position the intermediate shaft in the transaxle and engage the intermediate shaft splines with the transaxle side gears. Make sure the circlip is locked in the gear.
  3. Install the 2 intermediate shaft support bracket stud bolts. Tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  4. Install the RH catalytic converter support bracket, nut and bolt. Tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  5. Install the 2 RH catalytic converter support bracket bolts. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  6. Install the right halfshaft.



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