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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Rear wheel bearings

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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Old 11-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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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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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.

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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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It's all ball bearings nowadays, maybe you need a refresher course.
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It's all ball bearings nowadays, maybe you need a refresher course.
Maybe you need one. Most wheel bearing assemblies utilize roller, not ball bearings.


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Maybe you need one. Most wheel bearing assemblies utilize roller, not ball bearings.


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Ok, I see that one went over your head lol. It's a quote from a movie with Chevy Chase. Can you guess which one?
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Ok, I see that one went over your head lol. It's a quote from a movie with Chevy Chase. Can you guess which one?
Sorry, not into Chevy Chase.


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