Differential gone bad?
I am wondering if my differential has gone bad, hopefully someone can help.
I have a 98 ranger 4x4 and was driving last night and when i was driving last night it started to make this sort of lurching motion and this popping noise when i would have the clutch engaged and be turning to the right or to the left... It accelerates fine as long as i am going in a straight line and the problem only occurs when i am turning.
I tried to do a little search for info on my own and think that the spider gears may have some teeth missing? Does this sound like it may in fact be the problem?
The truck has ~90,000 miles on it and the rear end is an origonal with a limited slip diff installed.
Thanks for your help!
98 Ranger 4x4 ~90,000 miles
3.0L 5 speed manual
Rear limited slip differential