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Aftermarket Wheel Bearings 2002 Explorer XLT


Elite Explorer
January 11, 2007
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2002 Explorer XLT 4.0 4x4
I have read alot of posts regarding crappy wheel bearings in my newly purchased 2002 Explorer. Has or is there an aftermarket higher quality wheel bearing available for this year?

Are the bearings hard to change yourself?

I also noticed the rear end "whine". Is there a fix for that?

I am a former Trailblazer owner (2002/2005) and never even thought about a wheel bearing, rear diff or god forbid a trannsmission. Whats up with the 2002 Explorer?


for the rear end whine - there is a TSB in the Tech Corner section on it. Go to TSBs for the Ford Explorer and you'll see it!


Thanks Drew - new to site so still feeling my way around.