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?
can a rear carrier bearing be detected as going bad before it goes bad? on 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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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Depends on the experience of the tech. Sometimes it's not as obvious. So the answer is Yes and No.