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Old 03-21-2005, 03:23   #1 (permalink)
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clunking in the diff?

hey everybody, just picked up my new gt 2003 with 30,000k vixen red, well new for me as i'm the second owner. cant believe i didn't buy one sooner. awsome car, anyway love the car but there is a very noticable cluck in between gear changes coming from the diff? almost sounds like too much back lash, doubt this is normal, anyone else have this problem?
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hey everybody, just picked up my new gt 2003 with 30,000k vixen red, well new for me as i'm the second owner. cant believe i didn't buy one sooner. awsome car, anyway love the car but there is a very noticable cluck in between gear changes coming from the diff? almost sounds like too much back lash, doubt this is normal, anyone else have this problem?
Yeah I got it, and mine is an auto.
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hey everybody, just picked up my new gt 2003 with 30,000k vixen red, well new for me as i'm the second owner. cant believe i didn't buy one sooner. awsome car, anyway love the car but there is a very noticable cluck in between gear changes coming from the diff? almost sounds like too much back lash, doubt this is normal, anyone else have this problem?

It aint just normal, it's a feature. Better get used to it, it won't be going away.
Congratulations on your purchase, as you say, they are excellent cars.
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It aint just normal, it's a feature. Better get used to it, it won't be going away.
Congratulations on your purchase, as you say, they are excellent cars.
mine is manual i forgot to mention. wont ford fix it ynder warrenty? have you checked. i can drive it so that it doesnt make the noise but man is it anoying
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mine is manual i forgot to mention. wont ford fix it ynder warrenty? have you checked. i can drive it so that it doesnt make the noise but man is it anoying
Yes they do fix it under warranty. Mine is now having a new diff fitted.
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Hi Sbutler Jnr here im 23 my first car is a XT V8 manual had clunking diff since i got it. went to ford they said its normal. so me oldboy said to him if a car that dosent have it u can put it in he said nothing but a blank look on his face. what im going to do is take to diff bloke he will tell me if caused under WEAR or falls under WARRANTY cost round $400 to get shimmed up and him to look.Had the car for a year and a year of the clunking has drove me up the wall. well hope this helps
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mine is manual i forgot to mention. wont ford fix it ynder warrenty? have you checked. i can drive it so that it doesnt make the noise but man is it anoying
I have an auto, and the noise I'm talking about occurs as you go into top gear. I'm certain it is a backlash problem. I did get a new diff under warranty no problems, just like everybody else but the problem still exists. If you accelerate harder the noise isn't there, but that's hardly a solution.

Ford HAVE to keep looking at it under warranty up till 50,000 klms. After that, if you still have warranty you can take it to someone who really knows, a specialised diff shop, get it fixed and ford will pay for it. It's what I'll be doing.
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I have an auto, and the noise I'm talking about occurs as you go into top gear. I'm certain it is a backlash problem. I did get a new diff under warranty no problems, just like everybody else but the problem still exists. If you accelerate harder the noise isn't there, but that's hardly a solution.

Ford HAVE to keep looking at it under warranty up till 50,000 klms. After that, if you still have warranty you can take it to someone who really knows, a specialised diff shop, get it fixed and ford will pay for it. It's what I'll be doing.
thanks guys for your input. it definatly sounds like backlash in the diff to me.only worse i'm going to take every gt in the ford lot for a drive if i have to and if i find one that dosent make the noise!! ford look out
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Re: clunking in the diff?

At present there are two fixes for the diff problems.
Firstly an addititive is added to the diff oil. If that dosent fix it , the diff is replaced.

I have a whine on accleration 80 kays plus. The addititive worked for a while but the wino returned. Will more than likely have it replaced at 45K service.

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At present there are two fixes for the diff problems.
Firstly an addititive is added to the diff oil. If that dosent fix it , the diff is replaced.

I have a whine on accleration 80 kays plus. The addititive worked for a while but the wino returned. Will more than likely have it replaced at 45K service.

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