I Was Able To Keep The Vehicle Under Control And Get Off The Interstate. This article has also been viewed 143,357 times. Vehicle was purchased on 20020829. I Cannot See How ford Can Tell Me There Was Nothing They Could Do When Every Mechanic I Have Spoken To Said It Was Unheard For All 4 Wheel Bearings To Go At The Same Time, Especially With Only 73,000 Miles On The Truck. The brake caliper will slide off of the hub once the caliper is removed. The first time it happened, it happened in August 2008. There Is Nothing But Poor Write-ups About This Truck All Over The Internet.
While it's a minor annoyance compared to transmission failure, ironically the crack usually goes right through the Ford logo. Hope this helps and good luck. My Granddad And Dad Both Retired From ford Motor Company And I Have Always Upheld Their Name And Value; But This Is A Disgrace And A Huge Disappointment. To be fair, they are going to fix that I guess. It Felt As Though My Left Rear Wheel Was Going Fall Off.
Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Brake Lights Were Stuck, The Dealer Replaced The Brake Pedal Switch. Also Was Very Unstable At Higher Speeds. By the way, the plate is pre-cut most of the way thru, just for this, from the factory. All easy to do on the front. The Technicians Stated The Hub And The Wheel Bearing Needed To Be Replaced. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.
My Suv Only Has 51,000 Miles On It. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. I took this one step further, to be sure I got it right. Oct 19, 2007 Wheel Bearing Defective. I Called ford Customer Service, But Was Told That They Would Not Do Anything Except Enter It Into The File. It's a tough act, trying not to get the caliper lube all over the shoes while doing all this. I Have Not Had To Replace Wheel Bearings On Other Vehicles And I Suspect That ford Motor Company Is Well Aware Of This Issue.
This Is Unacceptable And Obviously A ford Problem. They should be separated from the pinch brackets on the spindle. Well, let me back up and tell the story a minute. When you turn to the left, you throw the weight to the right. They are on the back side of the knuckle, and if you try to use something bulky like an impact gun, you could easily rip the boot like they did. Otherwise, you'll have to cram the caliper thru a confined space to get it back to it's correct side. The Comments On The Internet Would Indicate That This Is A Common Problem On The 2002 explorer.
Instead, open the bleed valve, then retract the piston. With A Very Limited Budget I Am Not Able To Have The Part Fixed And This Will Lead To Me Missing Time At Work. In most cases replacing a rear hub bearing on a Ford Explorer is a straightforward task, however there can be instances where it may become difficult, such as when the ball joints are rusted to the spindle or when the axle nut is extremely tight and difficult to remove. Using special tools, remove the wheel bearing-X-Type To install: Fig. That's the way to go. Jan 16, 2006 After 60,000 Miles Two Wheel Bearings Needed Replacement. So now I have another trip into the repair shop and another day without a vehicle.
Vehicle was using Cruise Control. The Vehicles Wheels Started Grinding And They Became Loose On The Axle. This time it was in the middle of a snow storm, so I had to wait in the freezing cold for two hours until the tow truck could come. Car Would Not Accelerate Until Letting Off The Gas. Step 8: Remove the lower control arm bolt.
The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 98,000. I Slowed Down And Continued To Drive. But then, as murphys law would dictate, the first time I went out of town, the front bearing suddenly went from bad to worse. This Problem Could Cause Loss Of Control Of The Vehicle. Your post should be a sticky. I Will Send Them The Parts So They Can See How Bad They Are. After The Repairs Were Performed, The Contact Was Driving Approximately 5 Mph When The Vehicle Began To Shake And Wobble.
I pulled the Ebrake cable and grommet out, cleaned them up, greased the Ebrake cable where it goes thru the grommet, and reinstalled it. That's exactly how mine was. Remember, I'm working on the left rear, so it is probably the opposite side if you're working on the right rear. Just take off spindle nut, and push axle assem. Step 10: Install new hub components. Could this be why rebuild kits are becoming scarce? From what I hear, many people break the rear brake shoes.