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Rear Carrier Bearing

Thread in 'Drivetrain: 4x4' started by blksn8k, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. blksn8k

    blksn8k Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    My brother-in-law has a 2007 Sport Trac, V6 4x4 and it needs a rear drive shaft carrier bearing. He was told he needs to buy a complete drive shaft because the carrier bearing on 4 wheel drive models is not serviceable. Is that true? When I do a search so far I can only find carrier bearings for 2 wheel drives so I guess it could be true...



    Looking at the one on my truck which is also a 4x4 it sure looks damn similar to the photos of the 2 wheel drive carrier bearing that everyone does sell.



    Also, is there any difference between V6 & V8 rear drive shafts if it is a 4x4? It would make sense to me that the rear shaft for a 2 wheel drive would be different because of the 5-speed vs 6-speed transmission but if all 4 wheel drives use the same transfer case then I would think the rear drive shaft could be the same on all 4x4's regardless of which engine it has. ????
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    That's correct, its NOT serviceable.......



    They are different shafts, There is a company that makes a new shaft that's serviceable...



    The only other choice is a FORD oem that's crazy $$$



    Check out Fort Wayne Clutch and Driveline. They custom make the shafts.



    Todd Z



     
  3. blksn8k

    blksn8k Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Thanks Todd. I told him about Fort Wayne but I think he is going to let his mechanic order a new Dorman OEM style shaft. I think he can get it for a couple hundred less than the one from Fort Wayne.



    Not my truck...if it was I would have first tried to replace the carrier bearing even if it took some fab work. If that didn't work I would buy the Fort Wayne unit before any OEM style, mainly because it is serviceable.



     
  4. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    I'm sure its just pressed on some way, Ford had to assemble it... LOL



    I think a local drive shaft shop could figure it out.



    If you get the Dorman number let me know, plenty of people are looking for replacements.



    Todd Z
     
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    gavin T Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    if you replace the carrier bearing. you have to disassemble the High speed CV infront of it. heard that its a PITA, but do able if you know what youre doing and take your time. Prolly need a press too.
     
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    Monolith999 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    I found a shop in Livonia, MI that's willing to rebuild it for me. New cv's, new u joint, and new bearing. If you're in the area and need his #, tell me
     
  7. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Is he willing to do others,,,, Cost ???
     
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    Monolith999 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    I'm not sure if he's willing to do others, I will ask when I go there this week. He's charging $300 for the entire job, with the shaft out of the car and brought to him.
     
  9. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Ok, we can get new shipped for $470.... so probably not worth it.... Thanks anyway !
     
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    Monolith999 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Yessir
     

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