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Old 7/30/05, 06:39 PM
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Well, I have one of the axles out and am replacing them with some Moser axles. I know the stock ones are 31 spline, but the other reason is for the wheel studs that are going to be 3". So, there is a Anti-lock brake indicator that is pressed onto the axle, just behind the hub. I looked it up in my service book and it states that they are a necessity. The problem I am having is that they require some special tool to remove and replace. Saturday evening....any ideas. I hate to reinstall everything just to wait for this special tools. I just know it would take awhile to acquire these tools. The indicator looks kindof like a gear. It has teeth on it that, I guess, is read by a sensor.
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Take any pictures? id go look at mine, but alas, no abs
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Old 7/30/05, 11:55 PM
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I went ahead and reassembled the rearend. I'll just have to look around for these tools or see if any of my buddies have these tools. I'm looking for a Pinion Bearing Cone Remover Part# 205-D002 (D79P-4621A) or equivalent, Axle Bearing/Seal Plate 205-090 (T75L-1165B), and Sensing Ring Installer 206-041 (T89P-20202-A). If anyone has a clue, please let me know. I'll be making a few calls on Monday.
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Wish I could help. Just replaced the speed sensor on a '99 Ranger at the rear but it was bolted.
Maybe Kevin (05StangKC) would know if the Ford special tools are necessary? Usually they are not. Often, even the dealers find a way around the expensive special tools.
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The cone remover, I can see being needed. It has 2 bolts that you tighten evenly. It's circular and tapered. When you tighten the bolts, it wedges between the back of the hub and the indicator. I was trying to figure out how I could do this with the tools I currently have, but just couldn't get it. I didn't want to screw up the old axles trying. I think I'll shoot him a PM and ask if he knows about these tools. Thanks!
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Maybe if they are not too expensive you could just get new ones from Ford and press them on. That way you could leave them on your original axles. Just a thought.
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Originally posted by 70MACH1OWNER@July 31, 2005, 4:05 AM
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Maybe if they are not too expensive you could just get new ones from Ford and press them on. That way you could leave them on your original axles. Just a thought.
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Yes go get new ones. They are called ABS exciter rings. Mine were around $24.00 a piece. Much easier than trying to press the old ones off.
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Yea, I'm going to pick them up Monday. After I had it all back together, I thought to buy a pair. The purpose of this thread was wishful thinking in that someone would say...Hey, just use such and such to take it off. I appreciate the help!
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I managed to get the caliper's back on with no issue. I had the car up on jack stands and let the E-brake rest.
The stock axle's don't have any 0-rings and the Moser ones didn't come with any. Why would I need O-rings? I'm just curious as to their purpose. The Detroit is a bit different than the stock. There's a large c-clip that keeps a piece in the carrier that closes it up. Inside that, there is a cylinder piece that rests between each end of the axles. This cylinder is kept in place by the previous part mentioned. I had to take out the ABS sensors so that I could push in the axles another 1/8" to expose the c-clips. I really like the way this carrier is. Everything is pretty snug and solid.
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Thanks George!
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