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Ford Focus Service Manual: Halfshaft - RH

Special Tool(s)

Installer, Halfshaft 204-161 (T97P-1175-A)

Remover, Front Wheel Hub 205-D070 (D93P-1175-B) or equivalent

Material
Item Specification
Motorcraft® Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid XT-M5-QS WSD-M2C200-C
Motorcraft® MERCON® LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLV MERCON® LV

NOTE:

Automatic shown, manual similar.


 
Item Part Number Description
1 3042 Lower arm
2 Halfshaft assembly
3 W712393 Ball joint bolt
4 3B477 Wheel hub nut
5 W520213 Ball joint nut
6 Brake hose retainer
7 W520102-S Intermediate shaft support bearing strap nuts (2 required)
8 3N324 Intermediate shaft support bearing strap

Removal

All vehicles

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section  100-02.
  1. Remove the RH wheel and tire. For additional information, refer to Section  204-04.
  1. Remove and discard the wheel hub nut.
  1. NOTICE: Do not use a prying device or separator fork between the ball joint and the wheel knuckle. Damage to the ball joint or ball joint seal may result. Only use the pry bar by inserting it into the lower arm body opening.

    NOTICE: Use care when releasing the lower arm and wheel knuckle into the resting position or damage to the ball joint seal may occur.

    Remove and discard the ball joint nut and bolt.
    • Insert a pry bar in the lower arm body opening and separate the ball joint from the wheel knuckle.

  1. NOTICE: The inner joint must not be bent more than 18 degrees. The outer joint must not be bent more than 45 degrees. Damage to the halfshaft will occur.

    Using the Front Wheel Hub Remover, press out the halfshaft from the wheel hub and detach the RH halfshaft from the wheel hub.

    • Support the halfshaft assembly.

  1. Remove the brake hose retainer.

Automatic transmission vehicles

  1. Remove and discard the retaining strap and 2 nuts.

Manual transmission vehicles

  1. Remove and discard the 3 bracket-to-block bolts.

All vehicles

  1. Remove the RH halfshaft assembly.

Installation

All vehicles

  1. Install the RH halfshaft assembly into the transmission.

Automatic transmission vehicles

  1. NOTE:

    Install a new retaining strap and 2 nuts on the intermediate shaft bearing.

    Install the RH halfshaft assembly into the transmission.

    1. Tighten the lower nut to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
    1. Tighten the upper nut to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
    1. Tighten the lower nut to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).

Manual transmission vehicles

NOTE:

Insert the halfshaft assembly into the transmission until the intermediate shaft bearing contacts the rib of the intermediate shaft bracket.

  1. Install the halfshaft assembly into the transmission.
  1. Install the 3 new bracket bolts to the engine block.
    • Tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft).

All vehicles

  1. Using the Halfshaft Installer, install the RH halfshaft into the wheel hub.

  1. NOTICE: Make sure the ball joint heat shield is installed on the ball joint stud or damage to the ball joint may occur.

    Insert the ball joint stud into the wheel knuckle and install a new bolt and nut.

    • Tighten to 63 Nm (46 lb-ft).
  1. NOTICE: Do not tighten the 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.

    NOTICE: Install and tighten the new wheel hub nut to specification in a continuous rotation. Always install a new wheel hub nut after loosening or when not tightened to specification in a continuous rotation or damage to the components may occur.

    NOTE:

    Apply the brake to keep the halfshaft from rotating.

    Install a new wheel hub nut.
    • Tighten to 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) in a continuous rotation.
  1. Install the brake hose retainer.

  1. Install the RH wheel and tire. For additional information, refer to Section  204-04.
  1. Top off the transmission fluid level.
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