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Rear Suspension - Rear Lower Arm—Wagon Mondeo 2001 (10/2000-02/2007)
Removal and Installation

Transmission jack

Removal

All vehicles
  1. Remove the wheel and tire. For additional information, refer to Section  204-04 Wheels and Tires.

  1. Fabricate a 20 mm wide by 186 mm long spacer.

  1. Detach the stabilizer bar from the rear lower arm.
  1. Remove the spring.
    For additional information, refer to Spring-Wagon in this section.

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:The spacer must be positioned exactly as shown.
    Using a suitable transmission jack, raise the rear lower arm to the suspension design height setting.
    1. Position the spacer.
    1. Raise the rear lower arm.
Vehicles with xenon headlamps

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:The headlamp leveling sensor wiring harness is attached to the left-hand rear lower arm.
    Detach the headlamp leveling sensor wiring harness from the rear lower arm.
All vehicles

  1. Detach the rear lower arm from the wheel knuckle.

  1. Remove the rear lower arm.

Installation

All vehicles
NOTE:
NOTE:Final tightening of the rear suspension components should be carried out when the vehicle weight is on the road wheels.

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:Do not fully tighten the rear lower arm adjustment cam nut at this stage.
    Attach the rear lower arm to the crossmember.

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:Do not fully tighten the rear lower arm to wheel knuckle retaining bolt at this stage.
    Install the rear lower arm.
Vehicles with xenon headlamps

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:The headlamp leveling sensor wiring harness is attached to the left-hand rear lower arm.
    Attach the headlamp leveling sensor wiring harness to the rear lower arm.
All vehicles
  1. Lower the suspension from the design height setting.
  1. Install the spring.
    For additional information, refer to Spring-Wagon in this section.

  1. Attach the stabilizer bar to the rear lower arm.
  1. Install the wheel and tire. For additional information, refer to Section  204-02 Rear Suspension.

  1. Tighten the rear lower arm to wheel knuckle retaining bolt (wheel and tire shown removed for clarity).
  1. Check the toe setting and adjust as necessary. For additional information, refer to Section  204-00 Suspension System - General Information.

  1. Tighten the rear lower arm adjustment cam nut.

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