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Will a ball bearing joint cause the service engine light to come on in a 2005 ford explorer?

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No. Nothing electronic about a bearing. The svc light will refer to a sensor problem or another issue unrelated to the bearing. Are you sure you have a bearing prob? I realize this was not a part of your question, was just wanting to cover all bases. Hope this was helpful...if so, please rate the response.

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Not usually unless you're getting some extreme vibration of some sort that is enought to effect the electronics.

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