Ford Explorer: Suspension System - General Information / General Procedures - Front Camber and Caster Adjustment

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Suspension System - General Information / General Procedures - Front Camber and Caster Adjustment

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Wheel Alignment System

Adjustment

NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Tighten fasteners as specified.

NOTE: Before carrying out a camber adjustment, check the tires for the correct pressure. Inspect the tires for incorrect wear or damage. Inspect the front suspension components for wear or damage.

  1. Using alignment equipment and the manufacturer's instructions, measure the front camber.
    Use the General Equipment: Wheel Alignment System
  1. Remove the wheels and tires.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. Unclip and position aside the wheel speed sensor harness.
  1. NOTE: Support the wheel knuckle using mechanic's wire.

    Remove and discard the strut-to-wheel knuckle bolts and nuts.

    1. NOTE: Replace bolts and nuts with new service bolts and nuts.

      NOTE: Do not fully tighten the strut-to-wheel knuckle bolts and nuts until the alignment has been corrected.

      Install the 2 new service strut-to-wheel knuckle bolts and nuts and tighten until snug.
    1. NOTE: Adjustment from maximum inboard to maximum outboard is .5°.

      Move the wheel knuckle assembly inboard or outboard to adjust front camber as necessary.
  1. Tighten the strut-to-wheel knuckle bolts and nuts.
    Torque: 166 lb.ft (225 Nm)
  1. Position the wheel speed sensor harness.
  1. Install the wheels and tires.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. Recheck alignment to verify camber change and adjust front toe if necessary.
    Refer to: Front Toe Adjustment (204-00 Suspension System - General Information, General Procedures).

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