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Bearing on drivers side drive shaft Ford focus 1.8 di 2001

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Yes easy too do ,have the bearing pushed out and replaced the same way though do not try drifting it out with a big hammer its very dangerous and you could end up with a metal fragment in your eye

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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