Damsel in distress

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  1. Pony/girl

    Pony/girl New Member

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    I love my Mustang but I can't afford a huge repair bill. My Dad said he can help repair it but I want to lead him in the right direction.
    When I turn hard left and sometimes when I turn right, I hear a clicking sound come from the rear of the car. After doing some research I found that it may be the clutch packs. I like to do burn outs some times a I do think that it only spins the right rear tire.
    Does this sound like the problem to you, and if so is it hard to do at home?
     
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    I only recently purchased my first mustang but I have been around muscle cars most of my life. That being said, it sounds like a problem with your rear differential. If your car has a posi-traction, or limited slip differential, than both tires should spin during a simple burnout from a dead stop. The only time only the right rear should spin is if you are doing a burnout while making a right turn or a similar move. That coupled with the clicking noise coming from the rear of the car it sounds like a problem with a rear gear - either ring or pinion - or something within that system. Usually not a simple fix. Most people that I have known to have similar problems don't necessarily look to just replace the damaged part, but the entire rear assembly. Not sure about Mustangs, but I believe this requires removing the axles, bearing, etc and replacing the entire unit. Although with the internet and the right tools nothing is impossible. Good luck with it
     
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    It turned out that it was the "Clutch Packs" that control the limited slip. My dad bought the replacement kit from Ford for $181 and installed it in a couple of hours. Now I don't get a one tire burn-out and the noise is gone. Thanks for your help.
     
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    welcome aboard glad you got it worked out!
     
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    great news...glad your dad has mechanical skills !
     
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