CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I ACCELERATE

1998 Ford Explorer

Tiny

garys54

January, 3, 2010 AT 12:05 PM

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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4 Answers

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

January, 7, 2010 AT 8:11 AM

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

Tiny

garys54

January, 10, 2010 AT 9:49 AM

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

Jacobandnickolas

January, 10, 2010 AT 3:39 PM

I'm glad you found it. Let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

January, 11, 2010 AT 8:03 AM

I wanted to thank you for the positive feedback. Again, if you have questions in the future, let us know, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe

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