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Old 05-18-2018, 01:39 AM
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Default Dreaded Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Failure

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Brand new member. Signed up in an attempt to resolve my driveshaft issue.

My carrier bearing is shot. All the common signs are present (vibration, whine, rattling under power/from a launch, etc.) Through recent research I have found that the carrier bearing for the stock two-piece driveshaft is a non-serviceable part and therefore cannot be replaced (wtf, Ford?).

Does there exist a solution to this issue? Has anyone discovered a DIY fix?

Trying to avoid an aftermarket one-piece driveshaft or used two-piece driveshaft from Ebay or other internet sources where the unit cannot be inspected prior to purchase.

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By the way, car is a 2008 GT with Tremec 5spd.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:07 AM
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http://shaftmasters.com/3mualdr1.html

They have all the one piece applications, little pricey though.

Can't the carrier bearing be replaced? I have seen how they are replaced,
there isn't one available for this? They have replacements for the ford
trucks, could it be one of those carrier bearings would work.

This is how easy they are to replace:
Same concept...

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Thanks for the reply. As mentioned, I would like to remain with the two-piece driveshaft. One-piece aftermarket solutions are not an option, and I would rather not purchase a used unit such as this one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2010-F...19.m1438.l2649

which cannot be inspected prior to purchase. The Ebay unit does however, come with a 6 month warranty so I may just pull the trigger on it unless I someone with a fix chimes in soon. For such a common problem, I would imagine there is an easy, inexpensive workaround/fabrication to the issue this horrible design presents.

The carrier/center bearing is composed of a metal housing, a rubber bushing within the metal housing, and a steel bearing in the center of the rubber bushing. Pretty standard stuff. I don't know much about these cars and this query is actually for my aunt who owns the vehicle. As you can imagine, the carrier bearing failure has occurred with the decomposition of the rubber bushing, causing slack/play within the housing.

Specifically, what I am interested in is information leading to a compatible carrier bearing unit (perhaps from another manufacturer, I really don't care) which may or may not require modification or fabrication, which I am happy to do, and use as a direct replacement. The driveshaft itself is fine, and I bristle at the thought of having to discard the entire, otherwise perfectly fine shaft because a cheap, poorly designed, non-replaceable component failed.
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Originally Posted by 08'MustangDude View Post
Now we're cooking with gas! Thanks for the reply. I'm sure there must be a compatible unit on that list, but which one and does anyone have any experience with this issue and in fabricating their own solution?
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The pictures in this listing are quite telling:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-2006-2...odel%3AMustang

It appears as though the carrier bearing may not physically be able to be removed/replaced. Perhaps what I need is the front half of the two piece shaft? Whatever works. If anyone has any leads to a reputable parts supplier I would be forever grateful.
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You would just need the front piece, with the carrier bearing, should that be
the problem.
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Originally Posted by 08'MustangDude View Post
should that be
the problem.
I am most certain this is indeed the problem. Thanks again for your input. I'll let this thread sit for a day then go ahead with the below part unless the thread can produce an alternate remedy.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Drive-...19.m1438.l2649
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