1963 Lincoln Continental Help Needed

Gabe

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Hey guys and gals,

Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but here goes....

Working on an old 1963 Lincoln Continental for a friend.
THE ISSUE: Half the time the car doesn't go into drive or reverse. The driveshaft can be seen spinning, but no wheel movement. Clanking noise is heard from rear end.

So with that info I started on the passenger rear and removed wheel, drum, and brakes. Got to the hub and it makes this clanking sound when turned. Pulled axle shaft off and found the teeth to be in somewhat good shape. I'll attach a few pictures and a video.


Pretty sure this is a diff issue. Am I correct?



Thanks,
Gabe
 

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flaokie

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If the transmission is actually shifting into gear and turning the driveshaft, the pinion gear, the ring gear, spider gears and bearings inside the differential should move the car.
Pull the other axle and take out the differential for inspection.
Differentials are complicated assemblies, requiring a high degree of knowledge for inspection, rebuild, and clearance setup.
Not something the average back yard mechanic should tackle.
 
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