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Old 03-20-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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wheel bearing recall

does anyone know if the wheel bearing recall is still in effect for the 2001 focus? and does it apply to the zx3


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Old 03-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Call Ford and ask. They'll want your VIN to see if yours has been done or not. I'd imagine it's been done. 9+ years later is one lazy ass owner.

Think there was some place online you could check too. Can't recall what Ford site it was though, Motorcraft Service maybe ...
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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I never even knew there was a recal on the wheel barings. Must be mine never needed it.
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There's a wheel bearing recall? I wonder if it applied to the 2003 models too? If so, I need to limp to my nearest dealer (not going to be fun...left rear is making some WONDERFUL noises right now from the bearing failing suddenly yesterday).
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crap because it would be nice if i could get mine done at a dealership. i cant help but think i fudged mine up the last time i did them and i refuse to sacrifice my first born to get a dealership to do the work
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Mine went at about 90 K or so, but I figure that was okay, just put two new ones in and called it a day. At 156 K now and still fine.
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crap because it would be nice if i could get mine done at a dealership. i cant help but think i fudged mine up the last time i did them and i refuse to sacrifice my first born to get a dealership to do the work
Rear bearings should be a fairly simple replacement. First off, you need the hub. The biggest bummer would be removing the drum from the hub, but depending on how badly worn the drums are- is it worth it? If it were my vehicle, I'd purchase the hub, drum, shoes, spring kit, and a new nut. Then I could install the hub/drum assembly as it is most easily removed. It might seem like more money in parts, but if you do everything then you won't have to worry about it for a long time in the future. I might not bother with more than cleaning the shoes/spring kit if the shoes aren't worn at least halfway.
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