Our Escape Non-Repair

I had an appointment to get another front axle bearing replaced on Wednesday. I was early so had even more time to sit in their waiting area. Then I heard Mark, the manager, talking about MY vehicle on the phone! He hung up and said they sent the wrong part.

Later they had another conversation and I was sure this was not good news. And it wasn’t. The bearing is called the “RH axle Carrier Bearing”. Except it isn’t replaceable by even mechanics! It only comes pressed onto the shaft. Along with the LH one!

And they didn’t have any in stock. And cost $200 instead of $70. I will be going back next week for another try.

The noise, to me, is very annoying especially at 45 MPH when ear plugs would be nice! But Mark assured me it was OK to keep driving the vehicle!