Mechanics

CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I ACCELERATE

1998 Ford Explorer

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1998 Ford Explorer V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 216000 miles

Oil is seeping from the front differential on the left side axle shaft and there's a clunking noise when I accelerate from a slow speed. Sounds like a gear is jumping over a broken tooth in the differential. Is it time for a new differential? Or could it be in the transfer case?
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Garys54
January 3, 2010.



If there is an axle seal leaking, it may just be a bad axle bearing. Have you checked them for play?

The clunking sound is the worn chain in the transfer case jumping teeth when I accelerate. I removed the front driveshaft and can drive the vehicle until I can replace or rebuild the transfer case. The oil leak on the front differential is from the vent tube.

Tiny
Garys54
Jan 10, 2010.
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