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Hi everyone,

Didnt know whether to post this in engine or suspension forum as thats part of my question.

I recently bought a high mileage XFR (110k miles). It has an annoying driveline thump/clunk when accelerating or letting off, even normal driving. I can feel it in the floor of the car.

From my experience with mustangs I suspect diff bushings or maybe the driveshaft. The guibo and trans mount look pretty new (not 110k miles).

Anyone else ever experienced this? Before I start throwing parts at it.

Thanks,

Nick
 

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I wonder if anyone with higher miles ever replaced the rubber diff mounts? They are available as separate items and normally wear on other rwd cars.

I dont think its the diff internals, the ring and pinion backlash would occur from standstill, not getting on and off gas, that keeps the gears still spinning in the same direction.
 

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I have the same thing and have narrowed it down to drive shafts... maybe lol. Over the past 4yrs I have replaced all susspension bushes, prop shaft and doughnut , had a low mileage trans fitted ( due to other issues) and a diff and still have the knock sound. All the mounts have been check but play in the drive shafts has been noted. I love my Xfr but it’s cost me a fortune 😃
That's not very hopeful :LOL::LOL:
I'm used to a little agriculturalness in mustangs, but in a jag it's annoying.

Tank is half full atm, but it def feel like something solid thumping about.
 

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Im no mechanic, but I dont see how the ring and pinion gear could cause a clunk when youre still moving in a forward motion. From reverse to forward, yes.

The diff bushings came to mind because of my experience with the IRS in the mustang cobra, but they should not have been worn enough in your XFR at 35k miles...

Such a mystery this.
 

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Most websites I googled note that a clunk off/on acceleration is not related to the gears, but more likely driveshaft or diff bushings/bracing
 
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