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I own a 2013 Ford Kuga TF. there is a sound in the centre of…

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Hi, I own a 2013 Ford Kuga TF. there is a sound in the centre of the car, underneath. i have had it looked at and they say its the centre bearing. if this is replaced does the whole shaft need replacing?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '13 Ford?

Ambiente AWD TF

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I bought the car second hand amth ago, and this sound formed within two wks, the dealer doesn't want a bar of it so i took it to my own mechanic who said the centre bearing NEEDS replacing as he said that's where the sound is coming from.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
If i replaced the centre bearing, does the whole shaft have to be replaced?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I should explain that the sounds is the sound a bearing makes when it is on its way out.
Like a waaaa waaaa waaa not the sound a baby makes.
It sounds like the front of the car to beguin with. But once up on the hoist the sounds was the centre of the car.
Bearing showed some red “dust”, which I was told is a sign of an old bearing.
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Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 7 months ago
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Hello

I'd agree the this sounds like that the propshaft either has a worn joint or the centre bearing is worn or its out of balance

you can easily check for for any slack in the propshaft joints by twisting either half by hand and feeling for any play as there should be virtually none

the centre bearing is quite loosely mounted so this can be moved normally but if you can run the car in gear with the wheels off the ground and then feel the centre bearing housing for vibration if there's any then consider replacing the unit

and then look along the propshaft for any signs of a missing balance weight as these take the form of little 3/4" squares that are welded onto the shaft - as they are only tacked on they can sometimes come loose and be lost resulting in the shaft being out of balance - if a joint is worn this can also shake them loose

so if a joint is replaced its good practice to have the shaft re-balanced afterwards but you don't have to replace the whole shaft with new

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just wondering, how much would that cost?
The quote I have been given just seems astronomical.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
just to confirm, it shouldn't matter that the car is in Australia?
the car is built the same way?
Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 7 months ago

Hello

there should be an independent prop firm in Australia?

can you tell me your location?

as there's a couple of independents

http://www.driveshaftsaustralia.com.au/

or

http://australiancv.com.au/

or

http://www.driveline.com.au/

I'd expect to pay about £100 for new centre joint and re-balance

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Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 6 months ago

Hi
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