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2000 Lincoln LS Workshop Manual Halfshaft Removal

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Download This procedure applies to both the LH and RH halfshafts. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02. 2. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04. 3. Remove and discard the rear axle wheel hub retainer. CAUTION: Do not begin this procedure unless: a new rear axle wheel hub retainer is available. a new axle circlip (4B422) is available. you have read Halfshaft Handling in this section. 4. Remove the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206- 09A. 5. Remove the brake disc. For additional information, refer to Section 206-04. 6. Remove the nut and bolt. 7. Using the special tools, press the outboard CV joint until it is loose in the hub. 8. CAUTION: Do not over-angulate the outboard CV joint or damage the boot. While raising the knuckle, remove the CV joint from the hub. 9. Position the knuckle to gain clear access for the halfshaft removal. 10. CAUTION: The crown of the tool forks must face away from the axle housing. Position the special tool correctly between the CV joint and the axle housing so as not to damage the differential seal. Using the special tool, exert enough pressure to overcome the axle circlip (4B422) and separate the CV joint from the differential side gear.