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Torque Values for 2000 Mountaineer Front end work.


March 31, 2012
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City, State
Northern, New Jersey
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Mercury Mountaineer
I'm doing some front end work on my 2000 Mountaineer AWD 5.0. I'll be replacing Hubs, CV axles, Upper & Lower ball joints, Tie Rods etc. I need the Torque Values for reassembly. I found this here for a 2004. Do these values apply for a 2000?

I dont ever honestly post but i research a lot on here. Everyone has a good hub replacement walkthru but few have the torque specs which are needed to finish the job. Heres what chilton says for the 2004 (02-05 gen);

To install:

Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

Observe the following torques:

Upper ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nut: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
Lower ball joint-to-knuckle nut: 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm)
Tie-rod end-to-knuckle nut: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
Hub-to-wheel knuckle bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
Anchor plate bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
Axle retainer nut: 184 ft. lbs. (250 Nm)

Check and, if necessary, align the front end.


If I were you I would just stop by a parts store and pick up a haynes manual, all torque specs are listed in the beginning of each corrosponding chapter.