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On 2002-02-26 09:53, Bullitt4542 wrote:
Ok....mooseballs aside now, should I expect any suprises when I do the swap? Should i expect any trans fluid loss? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Guys.
In another thread with detailed pictures on how to install the DS, the author said you should use a 24 point socket or wrench for the four bolts at the pinion to DS flange. The bolts are not 24 point but are 12 point, so you need a 12 point socket.
Be sure to clean the threads on the bolts to remove the old thread locker before you apply fresh locktite (red) on the bolts prior to tightening them down.
When I removed the stock shaft there was some (tranny?)fluid that dribbled out at the forward splined shaft end, which may have been a result of a leaking seal that appears to be a problem with some of our transmissions. I noticed no more fluid dripping out so I am not too concerned, especially with a full warranty. I am hoping Ford will come out with a TSB on this and will address the problem if warranted.
You might do a search here to find the thread that has the install notes and pics for they were pretty detailed.