Ford Explorer: Suspension System - General Information / General Procedures - Rear Toe Adjustment

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Suspension System - General Information / General Procedures - Rear Toe Adjustment

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Wheel Alignment System

Adjustment

NOTICE: Do not use any tools or equipment to move the wheel and tire assembly or suspension components while checking for relative movement. Suspension damage may occur. The use of tools or equipment will also create relative movement that may not exist when using hand force. Relative movement must be measured using hand force only.

NOTE: Make sure that the vehicle is standing on a level surface.

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

  1. Steering wheel in straight ahead position.
  1. Using alignment equipment and the manufacturer's instructions, check the rear toe setting on both sides.
    Use the General Equipment: Wheel Alignment System
  1. NOTICE: The cam nut and cam bolt area must be free of foreign material to make sure of correct clamping.

    NOTE: Clean the general area of the joint to prevent foreign material from entering the joint. Clean the area using only mild liquids.

    On both sides.
    1. NOTE: Make sure that the toe settings are not disturbed while tightening the nuts.

      Loosen the toe link nut approximately one full turn.
      Torque: 184 lb.ft (250 Nm)
    1. Rotate the toe link bolt to achieve the specified toe setting.
  1. Recheck the rear toe settings and adjust as necessary.
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