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Ford Fusion: Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System / Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation

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Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation 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 halfshat.
    Refer to: Rear Halfshaft (205-05 Rear Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides. Remove the toe link.
    Refer to: Toe Link (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides. Remove the spring.
    Refer to: Spring (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the muffler and tailpipe.
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe (309-00B Exhaust System - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe (309-00B Exhaust System - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the stabilizer bar.
    Refer to: Rear Stabilizer Bar (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides. Remove the rear suspension height sensor.
    Refer to: Rear Suspension Height Sensor (204-05 Vehicle Dynamic Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the retainers and the underbody shield.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the retainers and the underbody shields.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the driveshaft-to-RDU (rear drive unit) retainers.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Do not remove driveshaft from the pinion flange by pulling on the driveshaft tube. Damage to the CV-joint can result.

    1. Index-mark the driveshaft and pinion flange.
    1. Using screwdriver, separate the driveshaft from the pinion flange.
    1. Position aside and support the driveshaft.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the RDU electrical connector.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Discconect electrical connector.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. On both sides.
    Detach the harness retainer and disconnect the electrical connectors.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Detach the harness retainers and disconnect the electrical connectors.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Index-mark the subframe for reference during installation.

    On both sides.
    Mark the position of the rear subframe.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Position a powertrain lift and wooden blocks under the rear subframe.
    Use Special Service Tool: 300-OTC1585AE  Powertrain Lift.
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
    1. Remove and discard the rear subframe bracket bolts.
    1. Remove and discard the rear subframe forward bolts.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the rear subframe rearward bolts.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Lower the rear subframe.
    Use Special Service Tool: 300-OTC1585AE  Powertrain Lift.
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Partially raise the rear subframe and position it to the vehicle.
    Use Special Service Tool: 300-OTC1585AE  Powertrain Lift.
    Use the General Equipment: Wooden Block
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. On both sides.
    Align the index marks made during removal.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
    1. Position the brackets and install the new rear subframe forward bolts.
      Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
    1. Install the bracket bolts.
      Torque: 41 lb.ft (55 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the rear subframe rearward bolts.
    Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Attach the harness retainers and connect the electrical connectors.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. On both sides.
    Attach the harness retainer and connect the electrical connectors.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Connect the electrical connector.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Connect the RDU electrical connector.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Align the reference mark made during removal.

    Position the driveshaft to the RDU flange.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the new driveshaft-to-RDU retainers.
    Torque: 26 lb.ft (35 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the underbody shields and the retainers.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. If equipped.
    Install the underbody shield and retainers.
Ford Fusion. Rear Subframe - AWD. Removal and Installation
  1. On both sides. Install the rear suspension height sensor.
    Refer to: Rear Suspension Height Sensor (204-05 Vehicle Dynamic Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the rear stabilizer bar.
    Refer to: Rear Stabilizer Bar (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the muffler and tailpipe.
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe (309-00B Exhaust System - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Muffler and Tailpipe (309-00B Exhaust System - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides. Install the spring.
    Refer to: Spring (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides. Install the toe link.
    Refer to: Toe Link (204-02 Rear Suspension, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides. Install the rear halfshaft.
    Refer to: Rear Halfshaft (205-05 Rear Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. Calibrate the suspension system. Connect the scan tool and carry out the Ride Height Calibration routine. Follow the scan tool directions.

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