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05-14-2015 02:48 PM
dani_doc Thank you guys for your quick responses. I shopped around different salvage yards want to charge me $150 for a used ford part. I found one place that has a 03 Ford Focus sedan 4 door with a rear spinlde for just $75. My Focus is a 05 ford Focus zx3 hatchback and so I was wondering if it wouldnt be a problem to get that one instead. According to online search 00-08 should all be compatible with my 05 Focus. I'm not sure though.
05-14-2015 12:38 AM
amc49 Buy a set of vernier calipers and all this becomes instantly clear, you can measure ID and OD to know what the problem is in seconds. Otherwise Chinese parts will drive you crazy and especially those from Dorman, they are lowest of the low when it comes to quality control.
05-13-2015 05:10 PM
sailor Yup, there was one withing the week (should still be on the first page here) that had the bearing problem, name brand bearings solved the fit issue.

I'm sure the replacement axle possibility has been discussed withing the month (last couple weeks).

Some had ones close enough to work by just tapping it on, others WAY too tight to work.
05-13-2015 04:28 PM
dani_doc Thanks for you quick response. So basically it has to do with the parts and not the way its meant to be installed. got it! Thanks.
05-13-2015 02:46 PM
sailor Seen recent reports of both undersized bearings & oversized spindles from some of the cheaper sources.
05-13-2015 01:54 PM
dani_doc Hey guys I have a 05 Ford Focus zx3 and my rear right spindle was destroyed when the bearing broke and I was forced to drive it of the highway. I now have to replace the spindle. This is my first time trying to do this so maybe that is why Im having issues.

So I bought several Dorman rear Wheel Spindles and they all seem to be too big for the bearings. I've changed the bearings before and they fit smoothly on the old ford spindle. For some reason they are not working now.

So can it be that I would have to force the bearing/hub into the spindle or what might the issue?

Again this is my first time changing this so excuse my ignorance.
05-18-2014 12:10 PM
Originally Posted by pruietjr View Post
Turns out I found my seal and re-used it.
Yeah, several members have commented on that matter, not being able to locate the seals. Timken brand makes them too, but forgot the part number.
05-17-2014 11:01 PM
pruietjr Turns out I found my seal and re-used it.
05-17-2014 05:25 PM
pruietjr This was excellent. Thanks Much!

I do have a question. You said "Remember to replace the rubber seal that goes on the spindle. This prevents from water or dirt to enter into the bearing." I can't seem to find this seal at the local auto parts store or at Rockauto. Mine is missing (hence a bad bearing on the car I just bought).

Does anyone have an idea where I can buy one (short of buying a whole new spindle?

Thanks Much!
05-14-2014 04:30 PM
sailor Separate parts, you need the proper bearing with "tone ring" for ABS. Sensor isn't replaced unless there is a problem with that.

Seal carrier may come with assembled drums, often left off.
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