Quick question... - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Ford 67-96 F-Series, 78-96 Bronco All discussions of 67-96 F-Series Trucks and 78-96 Broncos

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2000, 11:10 PM
Posts: n/a
Quick question...

On my 95 XLT Bronc, should the rear wheels be making a kinda "thunk" sound when they are off the ground? I was checking bearins and stuff and started pushing/pulling them evenly in and out. Sounded kinda strange and all the lugs were tight, but I was told that there's supposed to be some play there. True or false?

Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 10:16 PM
Mud in my Veins
Steve83's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 5,301
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Rear wheel \"thunk\"

What you're hearing is the semi-floating C-clip axleshaft sliding in&out of the differential of your 8.8" rear-end. The axle is retained by a C-clip inside the diff carrier and has a little slop. Actually, there should not be enough to hear with the differential pinion shaft in place, but it may still be OK. Your XLT probably does not have a limited-slip diff (second position on second line of axle tage would be "L"; maybe "3L55") and an open diff may have more slop.

83 Custom w/95 4.9L EFI, 78 NP435, 83 NP208, 83 D44IFS 3.07, 87 Ford 8.8ABS 3.08, Michelin LTX AT 31x10.50R15
Steve83 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome