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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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I took my Mellow Yellow in because of a rubbing noise from the rear. If it had a drive shaft I'd have called it a bad u-joint noise. Turned out to be a bad wheel bearing. The dealer replaced it no problem and said they checked the other side and found it to be OK.

I'm wondering how many other folks have had to replace the rear wheel bearing? The car has 22255 miles on it. I've never had any other car that needed even one bad wheel bearing!


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I took my Mellow Yellow in because of a rubbing noise from the rear. If it had a drive shaft I'd have called it a bad u-joint noise. Turned out to be a bad wheel bearing. The dealer replaced it no problem and said they checked the other side and found it to be OK.

I'm wondering how many other folks have had to replace the rear wheel bearing? The car has 22255 miles on it. I've never had any other car that needed even one bad wheel bearing!
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I'm glad to hear that your dealer took great care of you. If you ever have any future concerns, feel free to send me a PM; I'm happy to help.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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No, it's not common to have to replace a wheel bearing at that low of mileage. It is not, however, completely unheard of. All manufacturers make bad parts, it happens. Whichever manufacturer built the bearings for your car may have just made a bad part. We're working on an '04 Explorer right now that has gone through at least 2 bearings/hubs on the front on both sides. And the hub we just got felt like crap and was stiff, so we sent it back and had it replaced before we even installed it. It does happen unfortunately.
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Followup.
After the bearing replacement I had a real rattle-your-teeth vibration at 55+. Dealer first said all the tires were out of round (OOR), then said they weren't.
Finally took the car to my local tire dealer. He knew he was just checking it not selling me a set of tires. Found a flat spot on the left rear (the wheel with the bad, changed bearing) and it was way OOR. Also, the right front was headed in that direction. Looks like either the bad bearing caused the OOR or the OOR caused the bad bearing!
We'll see what the dealer says.
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Thanks for the insight and update.
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...We'll see what the dealer says.
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I am loving my car but did have both rear bearings replaced at about 7,000.
Yellow Blaze 72 & ReiRey,

I want to check in to make sure youíre not having a concern. If so, please donít hesitate to PM me with your full name, VIN, approximate mileage, best daytime phone number, and dealer name/state so I can escalate it up to your regional customer service managers.

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lol I love that the topic is saying "How many people are having this problem?" and Ford responds with "[Glad we helped!]"
Itís best to take your car to the dealer for repairs, hotleadsingerguy. Drop me a line with any questions you have.

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It's all ball bearings nowadays, maybe you need a refresher course.
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Hopefully you're not doing any "stunt flyiní.Ē LOL

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Thanks Cory! My dealership has been great so far and don't expect anything to change.
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[QUOTE=FordService;4549418]

Itís best to take your car to the dealer for repairs, [QUOTE]

Yeah maybe if I had tons of money, a fix that may cost me 25 for a part will cost 200 for a dealer or any mechanic to fix.
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[QUOTE=Burkeboy;5812170][QUOTE=FordService;4549418]



Itís best to take your car to the dealer for repairs,
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Yeah maybe if I had tons of money, a fix that may cost me 25 for a part will cost 200 for a dealer or any mechanic to fix.

I agree I would rather go to Firestone then a useless dealer.
Included in works service top off fluids hum coolant at min mark for 20,000 miles asked to check for leak couldn't find any problem safe at this level said they would top it off. Checked in parking lot still at min. No I will not drag them out to look.
They replaced the plastic pice under wipers didn't put them on right hitting post took it back another half day wasted showed service advisor how you could switch passenger whipper on top of drivers and would correct its self on first use while he was showing me the alignment marks for them he was in awl never heard of such a thing. So wonder how they missed the marks the first time. Oh and had to reinstall that pice myself it popped out. Go figure.

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Hey Yellow Blaze 72,

I'm glad to hear that your dealer took great care of you. If you ever have any future concerns, feel free to send me a PM; I'm happy to help.

Thanks,
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lol I love that the topic is saying "How many people are having this problem?" and Ford responds with "[Glad we helped!]"
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