Last week I posted that my 96 Ford Aspire's right side halfshaft
differential seal was leaking tranny oil. I replaced it with success
and was driving for two days with no problem.
WELL, this even, when I was attempting to park my car, I stopped, then
cut the wheel hard to right as I backed into my parking spot. When I
finished, and was getting out of my car. That's when I noticed oil on
the ground. MY car is leaking tranny fluid from the exact same spot!
So I jacked the car up and took a look underneath. YUP, the Halfshaft
is out by 1/4". So the oil leaked out.
That clip that holds the halfshaft in place inside the differential. I
understand it "snaps it in."
But is that all that holds the driveshaft into the differential? I
backed up my car going maybe 5miles/h and the clipped failed. How can
it hold the shaft during normal use? For instance, if you cut the wheel
hard right and go in reverse. That end clip has enough holding force to
keep the shaft from moving out?