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I have a 1996 Mustang and I noticed some noise came from my rear a few days ago So I looked under and it's the Bushing that support the Driveshaft or universal joint Is broken I just don't know the actual name so I Can do parts shopping
 

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Are you referring to the "dogbone", highlighted below?



It doesn't support anything, it's just an NVH thing bolted to the differential housing nose--I took mine off 6 years ago.

 

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cliffyk said:
Are you referring to the "dogbone", highlighted below?

It doesn't support anything, it's just an NVH thing bolted to the differential housing nose--I took mine off 6 years ago.
So what is the purpose of it?!?.... Just to look pretty??.... Lol
 

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So what is the purpose of it?!?.... Just to look pretty??.... Lol
NVH, Noise/Vibration/Harshness...

It is a harmonic damper. Simplified, its mass absorbs drivetrain vibrations to reduce NVH. I never experimented with it to determine how effective it is, then again I never noticed any significant increase in noise after removing it.
 

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NVH, Noise/Vibration/Harshness...

It is a harmonic damper. Simplified, its mass absorbs drivetrain vibrations to reduce NVH. I never experimented with it to determine how effective it is, then again I never noticed any significant increase in noise after removing it.
Ok I got ya!..
 

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I want to replace my damper but since ford don't make it anymore I have to Remove it and go without a damper. I'm going to do some serious driving tonight & will see if I'm have any vibration noise or what
 

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I want to replace my damper but since ford don't make it anymore I have to Remove it and go without a damper. I'm going to do some serious driving tonight & will see if I'm have any vibration noise or what
I have driven my '03 GT more than 100k miles without it...
 
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