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#1 Old Jan 29th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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Driveshaft support bearing completely blown out

So I was getting a light rattle for a while and then heard a pop and a LOUD grinding. Decided to pull over and check it out and to my surprise I had completely torn all the rubber out of the bushing for the center support bearing on my drive shaft. If you don't know what this is, think of an engine mount.
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#2 Old Jan 29th, 2006, 06:31 PM
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So I was getting a light rattle for a while and then heard a pop and a LOUD grinding. Decided to pull over and check it out and to my surprise I had completely torn all the rubber out of the bushing for the center support bearing on my drive shaft. If you don't know what this is, think of an engine mount.
Yikes! That looks nasty. How many miles does the truck have?
Is the bearing pressed onto the yoke? Does that yoke mesh with splines inside the other driveshaft?


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#3 Old Jan 29th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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The truck has 81,250 on it. I'm almost positive that the bearing is pressed on. I have no idea how I'm going to replace this. No autoparts store I've called has it.
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The truck has 81,250 on it. I'm almost positive that the bearing is pressed on. I have no idea how I'm going to replace this. No autoparts store I've called has it.
this happened to my last truck ('96 Ranger). i was lucky that it happened one block from the shop i usually went to. they were able to get the part and fix it within a day. i dont recall the price of the part nor how much i paid for it.

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#5 Old Jan 30th, 2006, 05:55 PM
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The truck has 81,250 on it. I'm almost positive that the bearing is pressed on. I have no idea how I'm going to replace this. No autoparts store I've called has it.
Have you called the dealership? Sometimes (hopefully in this case too) they can actually have a reasonable price.


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#6 Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:55 PM
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Carrier bearing blowout

Mine went out this week. No auto parts store carried the part so I had to go to dealer. $313.00 later I have a new bearing with the attached rubber housing. I have pulled the driveshaft, unbolting everything including the 15/16ths nut that holds it on to the front halfshaft. But I cant get the half u-joint and bearing off, even with a puller. Did you find that it is machine pressed on?
That means more downtime and a trip to a driveshaft shop.
Please let me know how you fixed the problem.
This truck is 2000 Crew Cab 4X4 with 104,000 miles.

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#7 Old Jun 30th, 2006, 12:21 AM
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OUCH!

Although it looks like that bearing needs grease fitting on it. I hate things that are not serviceable. Think of how much longer it could have lasted if you could pump some fresh grease in there every oil change. 80+k miles on a sealed bearing subjected to rather harsh conditions is just asking for trouble.

My Dakota's upper ball joints were sealed. They both went bad around 40k miles. Had them replaced with serviceable ones. Then I knew they were getting fresh fat in there every time I changed the oil.


Here's wishing you the best of luck fixing it.
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I am going to attempt to wrap the bearing with 1/4 inch neoprene rubber strips which will be held in with hose clamps. I only need it to last a year. Basically you only need to replace the rubber right?
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Looks pretty rusted under there. I had 165,000 on my 95 KC when I sold it and never had any problem with the support bearing.
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#10 Old Jan 11th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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So does the whole rubber coated bearing spin in that metal housing now? That's gotta be ungodly thumpy n rattly and bad for the drive shaft. I'm gonna see if I can put a zerk fitting on mine.
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This is the carrier bearing and you need to replace it. Any shop that does driveshafts can fix it or a dealership.
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The carrier bearing can be replaced on the drive shaft. It doesn't have to be pressed off or on. It can be replaced with a hammer and a proper driver and some know how. If you split the shaft to redo it, don't forget to phase or time your drive shaft yokes or you will have one hell of a vibration. If your not sure, then let a shop deal with it.
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The carrier bearing can be replaced on the drive shaft. It doesn't have to be pressed off or on. It can be replaced with a hammer and a proper driver and some know how. If you split the shaft to redo it, don't forget to phase or time your drive shaft yokes or you will have one hell of a vibration. If your not sure, then let a shop deal with it.
I would hope it was fixed a long time ago since this thread was posted last January.
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I would hope it was fixed a long time ago since this thread was posted last January.
Damn, this is the second time this has happened. It helps to open ones eyes. LOL!
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Actually terd jumped into the thread with what I assumed was a new question to the same problem. Hopefully he got some help from the responses.
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