My *%&@#$& Trailing Arms - Page 3 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 1997 - 2002 and 2003 - 2006 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Discussion

My *%&@#$& Trailing Arms

Reply

 
 
 
  #31  
Old 12-09-2010, 09:45 AM
trike1946's Avatar
trike1946
trike1946 is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NJ where fun comes to die
Posts: 4,186
trike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud of
Good idea. I might be able to pull it back using my trailer hitch.
 
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-09-2010, 11:12 AM
Moto Mel's Avatar
Moto Mel
Moto Mel is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chesapeake, Va.
Posts: 4,584
Moto Mel has a great reputation on FTE.Moto Mel has a great reputation on FTE.Moto Mel has a great reputation on FTE.Moto Mel has a great reputation on FTE.Moto Mel has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by trike1946 View Post
Good idea. I might be able to pull it back using my trailer hitch.
It sounds as if the holes are just mis-aligned a bit and that's why I suggested the jack or Port-A-power. Even a come along would work as it might only be a 1/8th of an inch or less off.
 
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-09-2010, 04:00 PM
trike1946's Avatar
trike1946
trike1946 is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NJ where fun comes to die
Posts: 4,186
trike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud oftrike1946 has much to be proud of
I used a come along from my trailer hitch. All finished.

Thanks for all the help.
 
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 07-26-2011, 10:09 PM
will3583
will3583 is offline
New User
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 5
will3583 is starting off with a positive reputation.
what are the torque settings for the lower and upper control arms!!!! i have already set the arms up just need torque them now!!!!
 
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 07-26-2011, 11:54 PM
fordno1's Avatar
fordno1
fordno1 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 285
fordno1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Looks like they should be torqued 100-110. The lowers are 110 ft lbs, the uppers are 100 ft lbs. Hope that helps.
 
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 07-27-2011, 12:39 PM
Methodical_1's Avatar
Methodical_1
Methodical_1 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 146
Methodical_1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
After reading this, I will have to check my control arms, too.

Update: Mine are in great shape
 
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-04-2011, 02:14 PM
myblkexpy
myblkexpy is offline
Junior User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Posts: 71
myblkexpy is starting off with a positive reputation.
I pulled the left rear wheel and to my surprise found the lower control arm nearly rusted in two. I guess it could have been worst, I could have learned about the arms the hard way.
 

Last edited by myblkexpy; 09-05-2011 at 09:51 AM. Reason: more to the point
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 09-14-2011, 12:15 PM
myblkexpy
myblkexpy is offline
Junior User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Posts: 71
myblkexpy is starting off with a positive reputation.
Replaced my lower rear control arms today. Purchased new ones on EBay for $125, including shipping, from expy_source. They appear to be similar to the PMT arms, except no grease fitting and $145 cheaper. The new arms are 20 ¾” vs the originals at 20 ¼”. I purchased 5/8 x 3 ½, grade 8 bolts to replace the 16mm x 90mm, 10.9 originals. Including flat washers and nuts from Fastenal for $16. Yes, I know they’re 4 thousandths smaller. But, they’re stronger and readily available. Many of the recommendations and experiences discussed here helped. Used a 4” cut off wheel for the bolt head next to the gas tank. Used a come-along to pull the axle into position. Project took about a couple hours.
 
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-14-2011, 01:18 PM
alloro
alloro is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 14,675
alloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by myblkexpy View Post
I purchased 5/8 x 3 ½, grade 8 bolts to replace the 16mm x 90mm, 10.9 originals. Including flat washers and nuts from Fastenal for $16. Yes, I know they’re 4 thousandths smaller. But, they’re stronger and readily available.
FYI - Grade 10.9 is slightly stronger than grade 8.
 
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 09-14-2011, 04:33 PM
I fish's Avatar
I fish
I fish is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: location, location
Posts: 117
I fish is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by alloro View Post
FYI - Grade 10.9 is slightly stronger than grade 8.

5/8" grade 8 in fine thread may actually be stronger than 16mm 10.9 in both tension and shear
if i get ambitous later i'll look it up
 
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 03-15-2013, 04:48 PM
Icefan71
Icefan71 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central PA
Posts: 623
Icefan71 has a good reputation on FTE.Icefan71 has a good reputation on FTE.
Did a search and found this thread after finding my driver's side trailing arm rotted through. Its great to have directions and pics. I ordered a set on ebay from expysource for $80 w/ free shipping. Ordered them Friday 3/8. They came today 3/15. I got lucky with the axle shifting back. It moved just enough to make up for the slightly longer new trailing arms. So they slid right in. A rare quick and painless job. Thanks all .
 
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 09-12-2013, 01:50 PM
BAD RONALD
BAD RONALD is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield CT
Posts: 351
BAD RONALD is starting off with a positive reputation.
Gonna replace the lowers only on my '01 with the PMT arms. Anybody buy their recommended PTFE grease? Me, I'd rather avoid having a dedicated grease gun with twenty years worth of product hanging on the shop wall.
 
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-12-2013, 02:15 PM
alloro
alloro is offline
Post Fiend
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 14,675
alloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud ofalloro has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by BAD RONALD View Post
Anybody buy their recommended PTFE grease?
Nope, I used general grease when I did mine.
 
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 09-12-2013, 02:39 PM
BAD RONALD
BAD RONALD is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield CT
Posts: 351
BAD RONALD is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by alloro View Post
Nope, I used general grease when I did mine.
That's what I wanted to hear.
 
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 10-19-2014, 11:57 PM
250kNavi98
250kNavi98 is offline
New User
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2
250kNavi98 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Jack stands

I am replacing my trailing arms, 98 Navigator. I get that I have to engage the suspension and have the axle on jack stands. I also get doing only one side @ a time. My question is do I need to have jacks under the frame? Concerned about the axle moving and the whole thing falling. Thoughts?
 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: My *%&@#$& Trailing Arms


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.