Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Stub Shaft Pilot Bearing and Seal

Special Tool(s)

Remover, Bearing Cup 308-047 (T77F-1102-A)
Protector, Differential Seal (Pair) 205-461
Installer, Differential Oil Seal 205-293 (T89P-4850-A)
Adapter for 303-224 (Handle) 205-153 (T80T-4000-W)
Slide Hammer 100-001 (T50T-100-A)

Removal

1. Remove the halfshaft assembly.

The knuckle and halfshaft are removable as an assembly. For additional information, refer to Axle Housing in this section. If it is necessary to remove the halfshaft from the knuckle.

2. NOTE: If only removing the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal (4B416), engage the tangs of the special tool only on the seal.

Using the special tools, remove the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal and the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing (4B413).

1. Firmly engage the tangs of the special tool on the bearing.

2. Remove the bearing and the seal.

Stub Shaft Pilot Bearing and Seal

Installation

1. Inspect the seal journal for rust, nicks and scratches. Polish the seal journal with fine crocus cloth, if necessary.

2. Lubricate the new inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing.

  • Use SAE 75W-140 High Performance Rear Axle Lubricant F1TZ-19580-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192-A.

3. CAUTION: Installation without the correct tools can result in early bearing failure.

Place the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing onto the special tools.

Stub Shaft Pilot Bearing and Seal

4. Install the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing.

Stub Shaft Pilot Bearing and Seal

5. Lubricate the lip of the new inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal.

  • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESAM1C75- B.

6. CAUTION: Installation without the correct tools can result in early seal failure.

Place the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal onto the special tools.

Stub Shaft Pilot Bearing and Seal

7. CAUTION: If the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal becomes misaligned in the bore during installation, remove it and install a new one.

Carefully align the inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal in the housing bore and install the seal.

Stub Shaft Pilot Bearing and Seal

8. CAUTION: Use special tool 205-461 to avoid damaging the new inboard CV joint stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal when installing the halfshaft.

Install the halfshaft.

  • If the knuckle and halfshaft were removed as an assembly, refer to Axle Housing in this section. If the halfshaft was removed from the knuckle.
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