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Well, I'm on to my next project.

About 4-5 months ago I noticed a rhythmic clacking coming from the rear of the vehicle when I turn left. Logically I narrowed it down to the rear end. Unfortunately I'm very familiar with the Ford 9", but not very familiar with the Ford 8.8" on this Bronco. I bought this 1996 Bronco about a year ago with only 103,000 miles on it.

I figure it has to be in the differential since it only occurs when I turn left. Also it only occurs when the turn puts pressure on the rear end (either a tight turn or a fast turn). Obviously the cheapest solution would be to only turn right, but since that isn't practical I need some help. I'm 99% sure the differential has the stock limited slip installed (rear end up on blocks both tires turned the same way), but I can't say with 100% certainty because I haven't removed the cover to inspect yet.

I wanted to get some ideas before I opened it up and had to replace the expensive gear oil. This is my DD so I have to work on it on the weekends only. Yes the fluid level is correct. What would cause a rhythmic clacking in a limited slip equiped Ford 8.8"? I am guessing the noise occurs probably once per revolution of the tire.

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