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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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Question: can a rear carrier bearing be detected as going bad before it goes bad?
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4177 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG December 10, 2013, 10:21Master
Depends on the experience of the tech. Sometimes it's not as obvious. So the answer is Yes and No.
Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176milesauto December 10, 2013, 12:10Master
The simple anwser is no unless a noise was evident on a road test. When a bearing fails it can fail rapidly.