Hi, I have a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria with 120769 miles, Automatic Transmission, 2 wheel drive (rear wheel drive I believe). I had not noticed any strange sounds or fluid leaks, but I Just purchased this car used from someone who I believed to be reputable. When taking the car for an oil change the day after purchase. The mechanics informed me that, among other fluid changes needed, that the rear differential was leaking. They removed the magnetic plug and found the (what they called normal) metal filings, as well as some small chunks of metal. They acted quite concerned about these chunks. I researched this online and am getting mixed reviews. Some people say it is a major problem while others say it is nothing to worry about, to just replace the fluid in the differential. PLEASE help, are these chunks of metal a big concern? I really cannot handle another junker car. Thank you in advance for any info.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 AT 8:32 PM