Knocking noise in rear.

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Knocking noise in rear.

Post by Chocolaterita » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:14 am

I have an 89 Scorpio, had the rear diff serviced, then it started leaking fluid. Now, I hear severe knocking and clanking but no sound is made when I turn the wheels, no wobbling. I am looking for parts and advice. Most shops think that the entire rear diff should be replaced. I am wondering if their are any repairs that could be done, instead of getting the whole thing replaced. Can I find a rear differential for it?

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Re: Knocking noise in rear.

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:40 am

Could be an axle (half shaft)-these wear out long before differentials and make similar death noises.

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Re: Knocking noise in rear.

Post by Chocolaterita » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:33 pm

It was the differential. Had it replaced

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