• 1000's Of Fords For Sale
      1000's Of Fords For Sale
    • Share Your Car Experience
      Share Your Car Experience
    • Get Your Club gear
      Get Your Club gear
    • Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
      Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
    • Join Premium & Save
      Join Premium & Save
    • Huge Range of Ford Parts
      Huge Range of Ford Parts


Diff Bearing Gone?

1 post in this topic

Hi Guys,

My focus has developed a very loud whining noise.

It starts at 15 or 20 mph and the volume increases with road speed (not revs). It doesn't seem to change with steering input.

I checked the wheel bearings and they feel reasonably smooth and have no play in them.

I also removed the right-hand drive shaft and checked the bearing that sits half way down it, it feels nice and smooth too.

So I went on to check the diff bearings. I can feel a bit of play where the left-hand drive shaft enters the diff - is this normal, or is my bearing knackered?

If it is knackered how hard is it to replace? Can it be done in-situ or will I have to remove the gearbox?

Also, how do I remove the left-hand drive shaft from the diff? The right hand side came straght out, but the left hand one won't budge.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now