Re: 03 CV P71 Clicking noise when shifting from R to D
Bert, that vid didn't play for me. "an error occured...". I'll try again later.
If it was me I would chalk the wheels, put the trans in neutral (not park) and grasp the drive shaft at the rear joint and Twist hard while feeling for any play at the joint.If no play then I'd check to see how much play there is in the diff.and if it is noisy when twisted back and forth.If it is and there is adequate oil in there then you may need to check the pinion.
Then I would put the trans in Park and jack the wheels up off the ground, place jack-stands under there and do the same check at the front joint.
If the joints show NO play at all then I would check for excessive play in the trans. and how much noise this play creates. If that is the case then I guess I would start with checking the splines although I have never seen this as an issue personally (limited experience with newer fords).
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