1998 FORD EXPLORER CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I ACCELERATE

  • Tiny
  • garys54
  • 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?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 12:05 PM

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

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 8:11 AM
  • Tiny
  • garys54
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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.

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Sunday, January 10th, 2010 AT 9:49 AM
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I'm glad you found it. Let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe

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Sunday, January 10th, 2010 AT 3:39 PM
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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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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 8:03 AM

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