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Old 07-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Driveshaft removal help

How do you remove the bolts to the driveshaft? Trying to drop the irs and stuck at the driveshaft. Is it a 12mm? Sockets won't fit.


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12mm 12 point socket. It has to be 12 point. You're likely going to need a breaker bar.
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Thanks, got it off. Had to use jack to get it off. How to I get the rear shocks off? From the trunk?


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Yeah to get the shocks off you have to move the inner plastic carpet things from the sides. only a few plastic screws and then they move out of the way and you can get to the top of the shock mounts
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Should only be a few screws and once you get the plastic pieces out the way you can find the nut that holds on the shock on


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Do I need to remove brake lines?


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When I try taking the bolts from the top the shock keeps spinning?


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have to use two wrenches. Cant remeber the size but its a really small for the one that goes on the stud of the shock and a larger one for the nut that holds the stud of the shock. Its squared off on the stud so you can fit one on there.
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Thanks, got it off! IRS is dropped. But the abs is still connected? How do I remove the abs?


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The sensors? Remove the lower half of the rear seat and you should see the plugs right there
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Thanks! Should finish it by tomorrow. IRS is dropped just cannot move it until I remove the ABS Sensor. One last question. Removing the front springs, I just drop the shock and it will pop out? Already took off the sway bar link?


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Yeah just remove the lower shock bolts and then it comes out. Be careful of the front ABS sensors and brake lines though.
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Thanks, and do I need to take the brake lines/caliper off with the IRS or will it fit the sra?


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You may have to modify the lines a bit but the calipers are the same. The brackets for the calipers will be different though but if you are putting in the IRS the brackets should be on it.
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Thanks, and do I need to take the brake lines/caliper off with the IRS or will it fit the sra?


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It will fit the SRA just fine. Depending on how you want to go about it, I just removed the top control arm bolt of the IRS and slipped the
brake calipers and line through there.




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You may have to modify the lines a bit but the calipers are the same. The brackets for the calipers will be different though but if you are putting in the IRS the brackets should be on it.
I thought you only had to do that for the SN95, not a New Edge. Mine went in with no problems
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Bolting up the sra tomorrow. Is it just the control arms, shocks that bolts to the frame?


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Well the bolts he gave me were to small. Wouldn't work. What bolts do I need? I have the sra in place and ready for bolts.


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Jump on Official Ford Parts Site | Buy Motorcraft & OEM Ford Parts Online | FordParts.com and start looking at diagrams. Any nut or bolt you need should show up and when you click on the list that is to the right of the diagram it should even give the dimensions. That's how I found out I need a replacement M12x1.75 nut for my rear left shock, just as an example.
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So I went to the dealership and they said they discontinue them. Check Autozone and hardware stores nearby and none of them have it. So I've been looking online.

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I need to get the bolts for the Upper and Lower Control arms.
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