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Old 05-09-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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I think I broke the mustang (02 GT, manual trans)... Put the new tires on today (274/40/17 from 245/45/17, on the rear only) and after taking a left on the way home I heard a violent clank/clunk noise from the rear. It sounds/feels like the LR tire when it happens, and tends to happen accelerating around corners. It also happens occasionally in a straight line. Its definitely coming from in/around the rear axle. Thoughts?
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:23 AM   #2
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Make sure the tire store idiots tightened the lug nuts--would not be the first time. If they are tight then you have some problem with the LSD clutch pack(s), spider/side gears or maybe broken axle shaft splines.

Another thought, has the differential oil been changed recently? Is so was the proper amount of friction modifier added (if required with the selected fluid)?
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:18 AM   #3
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I'm the idiot that changed the tires, and I tightened the lugs to 100 ft/lb. IDK when the diff oil has been changed last, I just got the car in March.
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I'm the idiot that changed the tires, and I tightened the lugs to 100 ft/lb. IDK when the diff oil has been changed last, I just got the car in March.
Sorry 'bout that...

You will have to pull the differential cover to change the rear-end fluid--take a good look inside when you've got it opened up...
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:21 PM   #5
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Sorry 'bout that...
No harm, you couldn't have known. Although IF that were to happen to me I'd rather have it happen to my car instead of a customers' car.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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How is the clearance with the new tires to the fenders it may be rubbing.
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The clearance is fine, I found the issue
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:39 PM   #8
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That would do it...
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Hahaha yes that would do it. Weird coincidence man.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:56 PM   #10
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...well there was kinda a clearance issue maybe
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