Ford Explorer: Driveshaft / Specifications

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual / Chassis / Driveline / Driveshaft / Specifications


  Lubricants, Fluids, Sealers and Adhesives

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

NOTE: Wipe off any excess grease.


Item Description Specification
Rear driveshaft: Front tube plunging splines   Material: Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease / XG-1-E1 (ESA-M1C75-B) ESA-M1C75-B
Rear driveshaft: Alignment bushing   Material: Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease / XG-1-E1 (ESA-M1C75-B) ESA-M1C75-B
Rear driveshaft: Rear CV-joint splines   Material: Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease / XG-1-E1 (ESA-M1C75-B) ESA-M1C75-B
Front driveshaft: Front axle end plug-on yoke splines   Material: Slip Yoke Grease / 5L3Z-19A506-A -
Front driveshaft: Transfer case output shaft splines   Material: Motorcraft® High Temperature 4x4 Front Axle and Wheel Bearing Grease / XG-11 (WSS-M1C267-A1) WSS-M1C267-A1

  Front Drive Shaft


Item 10R60 10R80 10R80MHT
2.3L 3.0L 3.3L 3.0L 3.3L 3.3L HEV 3.0L PHEV
Front driveshaft runout 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max
Front driveshaft to front axle U-joint angle Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable
Front driveshaft to transfer case U-joint angle Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable Non-adjustable

  Rear Drive Shaft 4x2 RWD


Item 10R60 10R80MHT
2.3L 3.0L 3.3L 3.3L HEV
Rear driveshaft runout 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max
Transmission flange flex coupling pilot stem runout 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max
Rear axle pinion stem runout at circlip groove 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max
Driveshaft to transfer case flex coupling joint angle (transfer case-end driveshaft tube relative to transmission pan) 2.8° ± 0.4° 2.8° ± 0.4° 2.8° ± 0.4° 2.2° ± 0.4°
Driveshaft center bearing joint angle (transfer case-end driveshaft tube relative to RDU-end driveshaft tube) 1.1° ± 0.4° 1.1° ± 0.4° 1.1° ± 0.4° 2.3° ± 0.5°
Driveshaft to RDU CV-joint angle ( RDU-end driveshaft tube relative to rear axle housing locator pad) 0.7° ± 0.5° 0.7° ± 0.5° 0.7° ± 0.5° 2.4° ± 0.5°

  Rear Drive Shaft 4x4


Item 10R60 10R80 10R80MHT
2.3L 3.0L 3.3L 3.0L 3.3L 3.3L HEV 3.0L PHEV
Rear driveshaft runout 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max 0.6 mm (0.024 in) max
Transfer case flange flex coupling pilot stem runout 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max 0.18 mm (0.007 in) max
Rear axle pinion stem runout at circlip groove 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max 0.12 mm (0.005 in) max
Driveshaft to transfer case flex coupling joint angle (transfer case-end driveshaft tube relative to transmission pan) 2.9° ±0.4º 2.9° ±0.4º 2.9° ±0.4º 2.9° ±0.4º 2.9° ±0.4º 2.0° ±0.4º 2.0° ±0.4º
Driveshaft center bearing joint angle (transfer case-end driveshaft tube relative to RDU-end driveshaft tube) 0.3° ±0.4º 0.3° ±0.4º 0.3° ±0.4º 0.3° ±0.4º 0.3° ±0.4º 1.4° ±0.5º 1.4° ±0.5º
Driveshaft to RDU CV-joint angle ( RDU-end driveshaft tube relative to rear axle housing locator pad) 1.1° ±0.5º 1.1° ±0.5º 1.1° ±0.5º 1.1° ±0.5º 1.1° ±0.5º 0.6° ±0.5º 0.6° ±0.5º

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