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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Question: can a rear carrier bearing be detected as going bad before it goes bad?

 

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Penny0306, Enfield, NH, December 10, 2013, 09:48
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2007 sport trac v6 4x4 brought to ford dealer to have checked over because warranty was running out in october. no problems found. 3 months and 3000 miles later the rear drive shaft carrier bearing blows out. Is this something that was missed on the inspection?

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    G. T. Service Center (4231 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG December 10, 2013, 10:21
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    Depends on the experience of the tech. Sometimes it's not as obvious. So the answer is Yes and No.

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto December 10, 2013, 12:10
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    The simple anwser is no unless a noise was evident on a road test. When a bearing fails it can fail rapidly.

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