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2002 FORD ESCAPE: CENTER carier brg!! WHATS NEXT..SEAMS..RUSTED…

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2002 FORD ESCAPE V6 AUTOXXXXX...
2002 FORD ESCAPE V6 AUTOXXXXX I HAVE A DRIVE SHAFT VIBRATION. I HAVE REPLACED BOTH U JOUNTS AND CENTER CARIER BRG!! WHATS NEXT TO REPAIR THIS PROBLEM ??? ALSO COULD NOT GET FRONT HAFT OF DRIVE SHAFT REMOVED FROM TRANSMISSION FLANGE SEAMS TO BE RUSTED IN ????
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hi. Usually what I see on these vehicles is the driveshaft becomes out of balance. It requires replacement of the entire driveshaft assembly. A new drive shaft will come balanced and with new u-joints and center support bearing. Since you already replaced those, I would suggest finding a driveshaft repair shop and having them balance your existing driveshaft. As far as the flange being stuck goes, just hit it harder with a hammer.

 

Thanks, Eric

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