Lincoln Aviator: Front Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Axle Assembly

Removal

  1. Remove the front driveshaft.
    Refer to: Front Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Drain the front differential fluid.
    Refer to: Differential Draining and Filling (205-03 Front Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the front RH halfshaft only.
    Refer to: Halfshaft (205-04 Front Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the engine mount RH.
    Refer to: Engine Mount RH (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
  1. Disconnect the front drive axle speed sensor electrical connector and position the wiring harness aside.
  1. Disconnect the tie strap, detach and position the front axle breather hose aside.
    1. Remove and discard the front axle assembly bolts.
    1. Remove the front axle assembly.
  1. Remove and discard the O-ring.

Installation

  1. NOTE: Make sure that the surface is clean and free of foreign material.

    Clean and inspect the O-ring mating surface.
  1. NOTE: Make sure that a new O-ring seal is installed.

    Install a new O-ring.
  1. NOTE: Make sure that the mating surface and the bore is free of corrosion and foreign material, avoid particles getting into the bore.

    Clean and inspect the engine oil pan at front axle assembly mating surface.
  1. Install the front axle assembly and the new bolts.
    Torque: 66 lb.ft (90 Nm)
  1. Attach the front axle breather hose and the tie strap.
  1. Connect the front drive axle speed sensor electrical connector and position the wiring harness with proper routing.
  1. Install the engine mount RH.
    Refer to: Engine Mount RH (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the front driveshaft.
    Refer to: Front Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the front RH halfshaft.
    Refer to: Halfshaft (205-04 Front Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. Fill the front differential with clean fluid.
    Refer to: Differential Draining and Filling (205-03 Front Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).

    General Procedures - Differential Fluid Level Check

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    Fastening the Seatbelts

    The front outboard and rear safety restraints in the vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts.

    Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure that you securely fasten the tongue in the buckle.

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    To unfasten, press the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle.

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