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Lincoln Nautilus: Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System / Rear Subframe - FWD. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

300-OTC1585AE
Powertrain Lift
Wooden Block

Removal

NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Tighten fasteners as specified.

  1. On both sides.
    Remove the rear toe link.
    Refer to: Toe Link (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides.
    Remove the rear lower arm.
    Refer to: Lower Arm (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides.
    Remove the rear spring.
    Refer to: Spring (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the rear stabilizer bar.
    Refer to: Rear Stabilizer Bar (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the muffler and tailpipe.
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe (309-00B Exhaust System - 2.7L EcoBoost (238kW/324PS), Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe (309-00B Exhaust System - 2.7L EcoBoost (238kW/324PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the retainers and the rear air deflectors.
  1. On both sides.
    Index mark the subframe.
  1. Position the powertrain lift and wooden blocks under the rear subframe.
    Use Special Service Tool: 300-OTC1585AE  Powertrain Lift.
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
    1. Remove and discard the subframe bracket bolts and remove the subframe brackets.
    1. Remove and discard the rear subframe forward bolts.
  1. Remove and discard the rear subframe rearward bolts.
  1. Lower the rear subframe from the vehicle.
    Use Special Service Tool: 300-OTC1585AE  Powertrain Lift.
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block

Installation

  1. Raise the rear subframe and position it to the vehicle.
    Use Special Service Tool: 300-OTC1585AE  Powertrain Lift.
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
  1. On both sides.
    Align the reference marks made during removal.
    1. Position the rear subframe brackets and install the new rear subframe forward bolts.
      Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
    1. Install the new rear subframe bracket bolts.
      Torque: 41 lb.ft (55 Nm)
  1. Install the new rear subframe rearward bolts.
    Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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