Ford Explorer: Driveshaft / Disassembly and Assembly - Driveshaft Alignment Bushing

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Chassis / Driveline / Driveshaft / Disassembly and Assembly - Driveshaft Alignment Bushing

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Three Leg Puller
Punch
Copper Hammer
Vise

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease
XG-1-E1
ESA-M1C75-B
 

DISASSEMBLY

  1. Remove the rear driveshaft.
    Refer to: Rear Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the driveshaft flexible coupling.
    Refer to: Driveshaft Flexible Coupling (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Using the general equipments, remove and discard the driveshaft alignment bushing.
    Use the General Equipment: Vise
    Use the General Equipment: Copper Hammer
    Use the General Equipment: Punch

ASSEMBLY

  1. NOTICE: Do not over-lubricate the driveshaft components. Using excessive grease may damage the driveshaft components.

    NOTE: Wipe off any excess grease.

    Clean and lubricate the driveshaft flange at alignment bushing mating surface.
    Use the General Equipment: Vise
    Material: Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease / XG-1-E1 (ESA-M1C75-B)
  1. NOTE: Make sure that new components are installed.

    NOTE: Make sure that the rubber seal end of the bushing is facing outward.

    NOTE: Press the component by hand initially.

    Position the driveshaft alignment bushing into the driveshaft.
  1. Using the general equipments, press-in the new driveshaft alignment bushing until it has bottomed out inside of the driveshaft flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Vise
    Use the General Equipment: Three Leg Puller
  1. Ensure the final press in height of the new driveshaft alignment bushing should be 16 mm as shown.
  1. NOTICE: Do not over-lubricate the driveshaft components. Using excessive grease may damage the driveshaft components.

    NOTE: Wipe off any excess grease.

    Lubricate the driveshaft alignment bushing cavity with grease before installing the driveshaft.
    Material: Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease / XG-1-E1 (ESA-M1C75-B)
  1. Install the driveshaft flexible coupling.
    Refer to: Driveshaft Flexible Coupling (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the rear driveshaft.
    Refer to: Rear Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).

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