How to replace your Ford PTU...

Discussion in 'FH Lounge' started by 808CVPI, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    First, put it up in the air! Borrow a friend's lift...
     
  2. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Hemo your front exhaust and rear cat...
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
  3. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Unbolt driveshaft from PTU unit...
     
  4. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Remove rear motor mount...
     
  5. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    There's the right side half shaft attached to the PTU...
     
  6. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Driveshaft removed from PTU...
     
  7. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Hemo driveshaft bearing support and slide driveshaft rearward for clearance...
     
  8. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Hemo right front brake caliper, separate lower ball joint, remove outer CV joint spindle nut, and pull out outer CV joint from knuckle....
     
  9. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Pull out right half shaft from PTU...
     
  10. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Driveshaft to rear diff bolts....unbolt so driveshaft can be slid rearward....
     
  11. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Perfectly good half shaft laying on the shop floor...
     
  12. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    PTU unbolted and removed from side of transmission....
     
  13. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    PTU exorcised from vehicle and eulogy given...

    "He was a goooot boy!"
     
  14. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    New PTU bolted in....but not before PTU drilled and tapped for oil drain plug!

    Police service and Performance Packages have a PTU drain plug but regular civilian models don't...go figure! "Un-Serviceable Lifetime" fluid! Lifetime of the unit they mean...
     
  15. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    New PTU sitting snug as a bug in a rug!!!

    Reverse procedure to reinstall everything!!! Part was almost $800 but saved 13 hours labor time for the R&R!!!
     
  16. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah, the shop Forman "Chevy" was cracking the whip!
     

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