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Old 05-21-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Rear diff leaking.

So on the way home today i noticed a faint ticking sound going around 50 kmh,kinda like when we were kids and stuck baseball cards in the spokes but not nearly as loud. I deducted that its not the engine and when i looked underneath the car i noticed my diff leaking from the driver side. Any possible connection?

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Old 05-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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I always thought ticking could be exhaust leak or valves in the engine. But you could always fix the diff leak first and see if it helps.

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Well i get her up to speed until i can hear it then i put it in neutral and as i coast slowly slowing down the ticking slows down with the cars slowing speed, as if something is ticking in the wheel.

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I would replace the gasket and refill the diff fluid. See if that does it. If not, at least you got 1 thing ruled out.

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It's probably blowing oil out the breather cap. Ford has a TSB to fix this or you can add an aftermarket expansion reservoir. The Ford fix is I think free, but less effective / durable than some of the aftermarket solutions.
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^ Yeah, I think it's just the rattle cap vent. I had the Ford fix done, as I wasn't interested in dropping $100 plus for an aftermarket expansion tank.
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I wouldn't jump to any assumptions.
I would put a little time into trying to find the source of the ticking sound. Being of such a high frequency, as you described, would bring to mind a higher frequency than the revolutions of a wheel or even a drive shaft for that matter. More like a multi tooth gear, such as a ABS gear or similar. I mention ABS gear as that is typically external and visible and could be subject to picking up something. Just some food for thought.
Same with rear end leak. As I see it, putting some effort into pinpointing the source of the leak should be your first step.
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Well upon further investigation it appears to be coming from the breather valve up top, the pinion bearing and gasket look O.K. Made an appointment for Tuesday to get it repaired as my warranty runs out next month.

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I wouldn't jump to any assumptions.
I would put a little time into trying to find the source of the ticking sound. Being of such a high frequency, as you described, would bring to mind a higher frequency than the revolutions of a wheel or even a drive shaft for that matter. More like a multi tooth gear, such as a ABS gear or similar. I mention ABS gear as that is typically external and visible and could be subject to picking up something. Just some food for thought.
Same with rear end leak. As I see it, putting some effort into pinpointing the source of the leak should be your first step.
The ABS gear is a great suggestion! Is it something i clean/repair or is it dealer work?

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^ If you pull the wheel, you *might* have enough access to visually check the ABS ring and even hit it with some compressed air if there's lodged debris. You *might* need to remove the rotor to get bst access...can't remember off the top of my head.
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The ABS gear is a great suggestion! Is it something i clean/repair or is it dealer work?

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To be honest, I haven't seen it on the mustang, nor have I looked for it. But I would guess most cars would be similar. I tried googling and came up with this picture. Should give you an indication where they're typically located.
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I just put my wifes 2013 on a rack and the pinion seal is leaking and throwing lube all over. it goes in Tues for warranty work.
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^ Make sure they service the vent and check the fluid level. If low, have them inspect the internals of the diff for damage. I had my seal leak, combined with a fluid underfill condition (most likely from a dealer screw-up), and wound up needing new bearings and gears.
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Well i might have found the issue, damn ford sticker wrapped around the DS that came loose, gonna take it around the block and report back.

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So after a spin around the block the noise is gone. Just the damn factory DS sticker. So to anyone who has a similar issue check your DS sticker first, could be as simple as that.

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Don't you just love how when an issue with noise occurs, there is about 5,000 possible culprits? And sometimes it is the most trivial. Glad to see you fixed it with minimal effort/cost.
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So after a spin around the block the noise is gone. Just the damn factory DS sticker. So to anyone who has a similar issue check your DS sticker first, could be as simple as that.

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I don't think that's covered by the warranty!
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Don't you just love how when an issue with noise occurs, there is about 5,000 possible culprits? And sometimes it is the most trivial. Glad to see you fixed it with minimal effort/cost.
+1. How many times have we taken our cars into the dealership for a noise, only for them to say they can't reproduce/hear it lol.

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I don't think that's covered by the warranty!
"Warranty void if sticker removed. "

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If you want to avoid the sticker issue, remove the entire driveshaft and replace it with an aftermarket aluminum DS. Just sayin'...
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Those aftermarket driveshafts have high quality stickers. Don't skrimp when it comes to stickers man.
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If you want to avoid the sticker issue, remove the entire driveshaft and replace it with an aftermarket aluminum DS. Just sayin'...
Lol, +1!

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:Update:
So my car went in to have the leak fixed under warranty as my bumper to bumper is up in two weeks, turns out it was the breather valve that was replaced. Apparently there is a tsb.

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I had this same problem...brought it to the dealer and they replaced it, only for it to leak again after 5k miles.
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Oh great lol. Well at least it was free this time.

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I had this same problem...brought it to the dealer and they replaced it, only for it to leak again after 5k miles.
That's why I decided to bite the bullet and install a JLT reservoir instead. All nice and tidy dry there since.
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So after a month of having the breather valve replaced under warranty I notice its leaking again lol. I was looking under my car because i have that ticking sound again and noticed the remainder of the sticker on the driveshaft starting coming off......again.
Any links to replacing the oem breather valve with something aftermarket?

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Expansion reservoir would be best. Personally, I just let mine vent a bit...free rustproofing!
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