Re: 2003 P71 Wheel Bearing / Axle Replacement
The axles were in fact all replaced on our cars before 20,000 miles. We got the improved axles from Ford under warranty. If the car has low mileage, they could be the soft ones as Stick462 said. We never had any last to long so I didn't think there'd be any left at higher mileage. If you are going to keep it a long time, I'd do as Stick462 said and replace them.