How to Replace the Rear U-Joint on a 2000 Ford Explorer?

Answer The rear universal joint or U-joint allows the drive shaft to flex at the rear of the vehicle. If your 2000 Ford explorer did not have a rear U-joint, the shaft would break every time the body flex... Read More »

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How to Replace the Rear Universal Joint in a 1996 Ford Explorer?

The rear universal joint on a 1996 Ford Explorer is located between the drive shaft and the rear differential, and allows the drive shaft to turn the pinion gear in the differential while the chass... Read More »

How to Replace a 1996 Ford Explorer Lower Ball Joint?

The lower ball joint on the Ford Explorer acts as a linking mechanism between the wheels of the Explorer and its steering system. Without the lower ball joints, you would be unable to steer the Exp... Read More »

How to Replace the LF Lower Ball Joint on a 2000 Ford Ranger 2WD?

So you're tooling down your favorite stretch of rutted dirt or Detroit-spec potholed pavement and you start to notice a squeaking coming from the left-front part of your Ranger. It could only be on... Read More »

How to Replace a Ford Explorer Rear Hub Bearing?

This information is from the Ford Service Manual for a 2002 Ford Explorer, however it can be used for all 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and Mercury Mariner vehicles.