Q: Replacing pinion bearing on a 2002 Ford Explorer

asked by on

My 2002 Ford Explorer is in need of a new pinion bearing. I would like to do this myself but I don't know what I'm doing. You have a video where you replace the entire rear end on a Jeep. Should I do the same on Ford or just replace the differential?

Yes, why not get a used unit? Unfortunately, replacing those pinion things is a very complex and involved job. You need years of experience for a job like this.

Now, sometimes I would take the differential off of a vehicle, and then take it to a transmission shop. They are experts with transmissions and sometimes they will do it for as little as 400 or 500 dollars.

If you take it off and give it to them, and then put it back on yourself, then you can try that if you find people like them. Or you can get in touch with a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to take a look at the transmission and help you make a proper repair. You’ll need to decide if you want to mess with it yourself or whether you want a pro to do the job, because this is a pretty involved job.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Replacing pinion bearing on a 2002 Ford Explorer

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What else do i need to check or what could cause my SUV to do this. TPS replaced 2 yr ago p0171 p0174 were detected 4 months ago

Inasmuch as lean codes were set earlier (P0171, P0174) you may have clogged injectors. Fuel trim should be looked at with a real time scanner. If fuel trim is high positive, that would be an indirect indication of clogged injectors....

Q: Q: Fuel leak.

I would ask for help from a mechanic to look at your fuel system. They will be able to find the leak and make the necessary repairs so that your fuel no longer leaks.

Q: No power steering in Proton Saga

Here's the thing--power steering fluid is what gives you power. The pump pumps it, sends the power to the rack, which makes it easy to turn. If it all leaked out and you drive it, it will burn the power...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...