2002 Ford Focus - Front Wheel Bearings

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Old 09-26-07, 12:19 PM
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2002 Ford Focus - Front Wheel Bearings

Two questions:
Does the Ford Focus have front wheel bearings?
If so, is it a DIY project?

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1. Yes
2. Maybe, depending on your skill level.
 
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All vehicles with wheels have bearings.

Your car does not have serviceable bearings and the whole hub assembly needs to be replaced.

They are $95/ea from Autozone

http://www.autozone.com/N,14600894/s...eResultSet.htm

You could probably do this yourself with some tools.

What problems are you having that makes you think your bearings are bad?
 
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I had my car aligned at a Brake Check and the guy there told me they were going out. In addition there is a grinding/whirring sound that is getting louder.
 
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If you are a little handy you should be able to do it. I just did my sebring, had to buy a female torx socket set and make a slide hammer and use a torch on one bolt. It was still a lot cheaper than having a dealer do it. Take it apart, you can still put it back together and take it somewhere if you have to. Good luck
 
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Before you go to far make sure and check the Inner bearing on passenger side axle, they go out all the time and will sound like a front wheel bearing, also go around 3o mph on a straight road and turn your steering wheel side to side that will confirm if it is a wheel bearing and which side. good luck
 
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Thanks for all the input. I think my pastor and I are going to try to tackle this project this weekend. It can't hurt to have God on your side.
 
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