Home Auto Repair 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ball Joint Lower Removal and Installation

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ball Joint Lower Removal and Installation

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Download 1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02. 2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04. 3. CAUTION: Do not reuse the torque prevailing design hub nut and washer assembly. Remove and discard the hub nut and washer assembly. 4. CAUTION: Do not allow the disc brake caliper to hang suspended from the brake hose. Provide a suitable support. Remove the caliper support bracket bolts, then position the caliper and support bracket aside. 5. Remove the brake disc. 6. CAUTION: Do not use a hammer to separate the outboard front wheel halfshaft joint from the wheel hub. Damage to the outboard CV joint stub shaft threads and internal CV joint components may result. Using the special tool, separate the outboard front wheel halfshaft joint from the wheel hub. Remove the special tool. 7. Disconnect the front anti-lock brake sensor (ABS) wire from the vehicle frame. 1. Disconnect the ABS electrical connector.