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I have a 2007 Lincoln MKZ with the infamous driveshaft carrier bearing noise. My question is can the (front) carrier bearing be replaced alone instead of the complete driveshaft at a tune of 700 + dollars.? And where can I find the bearing? Thank you for any help.

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First, I wouldn't be at a dealer

I mark all my drive shafts, as installed, and take
them to a driveshaft shop that,makes or repairs them

I have ALL driveshafts balanced

I have a Lincoln LS ,so I'm guessing your
newer MKZ is front wheel drive ??

Having once owned a trans repair shop, your
transaxle ,if that is what you have, will have to
be stripped clean, to do the bearings your talking

On a rear drive, such as my LS, you still have to
remove the rear differental case and strip it, for

The $700 sounds like a dealer fishing for a solution
to a rear wheel drive vehicle with a vibration

They try a new drive shaft,why not,only your money

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • odagosti1 Jul 15, 2011

    Can you just be clear, can you replace the bearing only ? And if yes, where do you buy it?


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