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Old 05-18-2012, 11:24 AM
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Default half shaft instal help!

if you haven't read my ball joint job turned into control arm replacement job http://hpmustangs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12280
i have terrible luck and could use all the prep/heads up from you pro's!

any thing i should mentally prepare for while installing 03 halfshafts into my 01? i heard there is a line marking a "balance point"???? some white line that i need to match up? one on the halfshaft and one on the diff?

the half shafts are coming from mps in georgia and "billy" at mps said i wont have to do any preping to the shafts, just pull it apart and slap it back together.
from my exp. it's never that easy (most likely b/c of me) but can anyone shed any light?
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1. Remove Tire
2. Remove Brake assembley
3. Remove Tie Rod from spindle
4. Remove Axle nut
5. Support lower control arm with floor jack or jack stand so the spring can't pop out in next steps
6. Mark the top spindle bolt and washer,use a white paint marker and make a straight line from the washer to the spindle( This is the camber adjustment.
7. Remove top and bottom spindle bolts
8. Remove spindle from axle shaft
9. Gently pry shaft out of pumpkin with a flat head pry bar
10. Clean everything up! Make sure not to clean off your camber mark

11. Reverse procedure for re install. Get new axle nuts from Ford and use Red Loctite on nuts TQ to 240-250 Ft-lbs
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1. Remove Tire
2. Remove Brake assembley
3. Remove Tie Rod from spindle
4. Remove Axle nut
5. Support lower control arm with floor jack or jack stand so the spring can't pop out in next steps
6. Mark the top spindle bolt and washer,use a white paint marker and make a straight line from the washer to the spindle( This is the camber adjustment.
7. Remove top and bottom spindle bolts
8. Remove spindle from axle shaft
9. Gently pry shaft out of pumpkin with a flat head pry bar
10. Clean everything up! Make sure not to clean off your camber mark

11. Reverse procedure for re install. Get new axle nuts from Ford and use Red Loctite on nuts TQ to 240-250 Ft-lbs
my man thank you!

so there is no line on the half shaft relating to a line on the pumpkin?
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my man thank you!

so there is no line on the half shaft relating to a line on the pumpkin?
Nope. There are splines on the half shaft that slip into the splines on the pumpkin maybe thats what you were told If those do not line up the shaft won't slide in but all you have to do is turn the shaft slightly to get those to mate together and give it a little push
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Nope. There are splines on the half shaft that slip into the splines on the pumpkin maybe thats what you were told If those do not line up the shaft won't slide in but all you have to do is turn the shaft slightly to get those to mate together and give it a little push
i totally get you keith! some assholes told me that the half shafts are "balanced" with relation to a mark on the pumpkin! and that i may have moved it with out relizing!

sorry to confuse but i had to make sure they were talking bs! ty
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i totally get you keith! some assholes told me that the half shafts are "balanced" with relation to a mark on the pumpkin! and that i may have moved it with out relizing!

sorry to confuse but i had to make sure they were talking bs! ty
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