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Article No.
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04/16/01

AXLE - FLUID LEAK FROM REAR AXLE PINION
SEAL - 4X4 VEHICLES ONLY

FORD:
2001 ESCAPE

ISSUE
Some 4X4 equipped vehicles may exhibit a rear axle pinion seal leak at the Rotary Blade Coupling (RBC). This may be caused by the design of the pinion seal.

ACTION
Replace the pinion seal at the RBC. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE
THE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY IS A BALANCED UNIT. IF THE FOLLOWING INDEXING PROCEDURE IS NOT UTILIZED, A VIBRATION
MAY OCCUR.

1. Index mark the driveshaft and end yoke before removing.

2. Remove driveshaft (Refer to Workshop Manual Section 205-01).

3. Remove pinion nut.

4. Using a punch, mark one of the splines on the yoke (Figure 1).


5. Mark the corresponding spline on the pinion gear (Figure 2).
NOTE
A SMALL PUNCH THAT CAN BE INSERTED BETWEEN THE END YOKE SPLINE AND PINION GEAR IS REQUIRED.


6. Remove end yoke.

7. Remove pinion seal.

8. Install new Pinion Seal (YL8Z-4N046-AA) using seal installer tool. SPECIAL TOOL PART NUMBER T80T-4000-C (205-137).

9. Assemble end yoke to pinion gear spline. Align the marks made during disassembly.

10. Install pinion nut and torque to 217-271 Nm (160-200 lb-ft) (Figure 3).


11. Assemble driveshaft to end yoke (Figure 4) and torque to 23Nm (17lb-ft). Refer to Workshop Manual Section 205-01.


PARTS BLOCK
YL8Z-4N046-AA - Pinion Seal

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under The Provisions of Bumper To Bumper warranty Coverage.

OPERATION: 010707A
DESCRIPTION: Replace Pinion Seal (4x4 Only)
TIME: 0.8 Hr.

DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO.: 4N046
CONDITION CODE: 42

OASIS CODES: 509000, 510000, 590000
 

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Bulletin No: 03-001/01

Last Issued: 6/28/01

Subject:
FLUID LEAK FROM REAR AXLE PINION SEAL - 4X4 VEHICLES ONLY

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINs
All 2001 Tribute 4x4s.

DESCRIPTION
Some vehicles may exhibit a rear axle pinion seal leak at the Rotary Blade Coupling (RBC). This may be caused by the design of the Pinion seal.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE
Note:
The Clutch assembly is a balanced unit. If the following indexing procedure is not utilized, a vibration may occur.

1. Verify customer concern.

2. Index mark the driveshaft and end yoke before removing.

3. Remove Drive Shaft according to Workshop Manual section 03-15.

4. Remove pinion nut.

5. Using a punch, mark one of the splines on the yoke.


6. Mark the corresponding spline on the pinion gear.
Note:
A small punch that can be inserted between the end yoke spline and pinion gear is required.


7. Remove end yoke.

8. Remove pinion seal.

9. Install new pinion seal using seal installer SST 205-137.

10. Assemble end yoke to pinion gear spline by aligning the marks previously made in STEPS 5 & 6.

11. Install pinion nut.
Tightening torque:
217-271 Nm (160-200 lb-ft)


12. Assemble driveshaft to end yoke according to Workshop Manual section 03-15.
Note:
Align index marks previously made in STEP 2.
Tighten Torque:
23 Nm (17 lb-ft.)


13. Verify repair.

PART(S) INFORMATION
NA01-27-165 - Oil Seal - Qty. 1

WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty Type: A
Symptom Code: 90
Damage Code: 9M
Part Number Main Cause: SEE PART(S) INFORMATION
Quantity: 1
Operation Number / Labor Hours: YY255XRX / 0.8

Note:
This information applies to verified customer complaints on vehicles covered under normal warranty. Refer to the SRT microfiche for warranty term information.
 

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Thank You very much Maniac, did you need any "special" ford tools and what was the price range of the seal, thanks again.
 
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