1995 Ford E-Series Van REAR DIFFERENTIAL-AFTER ACCIDENT in

Tiny
SLEDGEBACK
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  • 1995 FORD E-SERIES VAN
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
Hi,
I would like to know if the rear differential could be damaged from a head on accident.A small Toyota car hit my Van -HEAD ON-hard on the driver's side and slipped under the van. THE SAME TIME MY VAN'S BACK SIDE (ON PASSENGER SIDE) SLAMMED AGAINST THE CURB -Also the impact was so strong the hood popped open on the van-There were no exterior damages. BUT when Next time I drove my van it started doing a clicking noise and shook on the freeway (around 50mph).
The mechanic said my read end differential need to be replaced.
The insurance company is looking at the VAN this friday and I wanted to ask you:

FROM THIS ACCIDENT:CAN MY REAR DIFFERENTIAL BE DAMAGED?

PLEASE WRITE ME AT: sledgeback@yahoo. Com
My phone# is (206) 799-8717

THANK YOU,
GABE
(SEATTLE, WA)
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 5:44 PM

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Tiny
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A very hard impact to the side of the wheels will damage the diff. There are c clips that could have cracked that hold the axle in and the there is the diff itself that could be cracked now. I had that happen to a van of mine a long time ago it craked the inside the diff ring gear and knucke like thing. It was not possible to check this without taking the diff apart and the only cure is a new diff.
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Friday, August 14th, 2009 AT 6:22 PM

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