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Ford Focus Service Manual: Halfshaft - LH - Disassembly and Assembly

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Special Tool(s)

Installer, Constant Velocity Joint Boot Clamp 205-343 (T95P-3514-A)

Material
Item Specification
Constant Velocity Joint Grease (High Temperature) XG-5 WSS-M1C258-A1


 
Item Part Number Description
1 3B418 Outboard fixed ball CV joint
2 3B478 Large CV boot clamps
3 3A331 Outboard CV boots
4 3B478 Small CV boot clamps
5 4B422 Tripod snap-ring
6 3W007A Tripod star with roller
7 3B418 Inboard tripod housing
8 4B422 Halfshaft retaining circlip

Disassembly

  1. Remove the LH halfshaft assembly. For additional information, refer to Halfshaft — LH in this section.
  1. Clamp the intermediate shaft in a soft-jawed vise.
    1. Remove and discard the 2 inner boot clamps.
    1. Remove the inner CV joint housing.

  1. Push back the boot along the shaft.
  1. Remove all the grease from the CV joint and housing.

  1. Remove the snap ring.

  1. Using a suitable 3-jaw puller, remove the tripod.

  1. Remove and discard the inner CV joint boot.

  1. Remove and discard the outboard CV joint boot and boot insert.
    1. Remove and discard the 2 boot clamps.
    1. Pull the outboard boot down the length of the shaft and off the inboard end.
      • Remove the CV joint grease.

Assembly

NOTICE: The inner joint must not be bent at more than 18 degrees; the outer joint must not be bent at more than 45 degrees or damage to the component my occur.

NOTICE: Use care not to damage the boot or component damage may occur.

  1. NOTE:

    Install the outboard boot from the inboard end.

    Install the outboard boot and install half the grease in the sachet in the kit into the outer joint and the remainder in the CV joint boot.

    • Slide a small flat-blade screwdriver under the boot seat to allow the air to escape.
    • Locate the boot in position and remove the screwdriver.
  1. Using the Constant Velocity Joint Boot Clamp Installer, install the 2 new outboard boot clamps.

  1. NOTICE: Do not damage the tripod joint roller bearings or component damage may occur.

    Install the tripod on the inboard end of the shaft.

    • Using a suitable driver, push the tripod onto the front drive halfshaft as far as it will go.

  1. Install the new snap ring.

  1. Install half of the sachet of grease into the tripod housing. Inject the other half of the grease into the boot.
  1. NOTICE: Use care not to damage the boot or component damage may occur.

    Install the tripod joint into the tripod housing.

    1. Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver under the boot seat to allow the air to escape.
    1. Slide the tripod joint in as far as it will go, then pull it out 20 mm (0.787 in).
    • Remove the screwdriver.

  1. Using the Constant Velocity Joint Boot Clamp Installer, install the new inner CV boot clamps.

  1. Install the LH halfshaft assembly. For additional information, refer to Halfshaft — LH in this section.
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