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Step by step giubo replacement

Step one: Read manual for parts required. Try not to stroke out when you see how poorly written the manual is.

Step two: Order giubo and related fasteners. At this point, the manual starts to look pretty good in comparison to the dealer parts computer. That POS indicates there are only 2 nuts needed for the 3 bolts which hold the giubo to the driveshaft. There are obviously 3 and, with gentle but firm direction, you CAN convince the counter guy to order all 3. Don't back down.

Step three: wait for parts.

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Step four - are you out of warranty? This sounds like a job for the dealer to me!
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False economy. I'd lose more in lost business waiting for a dealer to get it done, or worse, spending a day getting my gear out of the transit and into my backup van, putting it back, etc. Then there is the 90% chance (in my extensive experience) the dealer will screw it up.
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At 70,178 miles took my Transit 350HD Wagon in for regular oil change and inspections per my extended warranty. Asked them to check the Guibo too. At 61,000 it was ok (or so they said). At 70,178 it was so cracked that they advised against driving it. They ordered the new part & and oil filter they didn't have in stock and said it would be finished next day. Oh, and the repair is out of normal warranty but covered under extended warranty for $100 deductible.

Wagon was finished next afternoon. Paid the $100 deductible. I'm not mechanical enough, nor do I have the tools, to do it myself, so I deal with the dealer's service shop. I think this is the first & last time I ever spend the outrageous money on an extended warranty.

My hat's off to those of you who can do the service yourself.
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Then there is the 90% chance (in my extensive experience) the dealer will screw it up.
With you there, brother. How about taking some pics so I don't screw it up when the time comes.

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I'm hoping there isn't more to it than appears on the surface. I suspect I will need to undo the center bearing holder to slide the shaft rearward, but we shall see. The general plan is to sling the shaft with tie downs or something, unbolt what I gotta unbolt to get the coupling out, put in the new one, and get back to work. I expect to be doing this regularly as Ford saw fit to put the same component on the EB they put on the 103 hp Euro version. wtf?
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One thing I noticed- don't lose or screw up the 6 bolts holding the giubo- they cost over $100 a set. More than the giubo itself!

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All 9 (6 bolts, 3 nuts) are about $30 for the set and they get replaced with the giubo. Ford is definitely into selling nuts and bolts. Seems like half the hardware on the van is either torque to yield or just called out for replacement. In applications like the brakes and giubo, I'm not going to question this. They say new, she gets new.
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bolts get stretched with initial torque and with use, even grade 8 ones, i have been involved with people moving machinery and inspectors have shown me that they stretch by holding a new 64mm bolt next to a used one! (easier to see with big bolts, but they could have miked smaller bolts)

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I read a write-up on replacing it somewhere before, if I recall correctly it is a 1 beer job requiring no special tools or skills.

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