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Wheel bearing question


June 29, 2013
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City, State
Convoy, ohio
Year, Model & Trim Level
05 ford explorer 4.6L
I have a wrecked 2002 ford explorer xlt 4.0L 4x4. I also have a 2005 ford explorer xlt 4.6 awd. Two weeks before I hit the deer with my 02, I replaced the rear wheel bearing. Now my 05 rear passenger wheel bearing is going out. Does anyone know if I'm able to change the 02 knuckle with the 05 knuckle? I'm trying to save money that I don't have. Thanks

I would say yes part numbers are the same just swap it out.....

Hope ur right. That will help out so so much. Time and money. I finally will get to work on an explorer wheel bearing w/o having to press a bearing!! What a great feeling! Lol

FYI to anyone out there looking to do the same thing. It is not compatable. They are almost exact. The only difference, which is an important difference, is the 2005 has an abs sense on the knuckle.