When putting my 1966 mercury monterey into gear it makes a clunking noise.. could it be the ring and pinion gears?

Gary Drown

Asked by Mar 13, 2014 at 06:02 PM about the 1966 Mercury Monterey

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

there appears to be a lot of slack before it clunks (with it on a jack and both tires off the ground) while rotating the tires back and forth......I don't know much about the ford rearends....its a 1966 mercury Monterey....any help would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer

Mike Tutty

The first thing to check is the play in the various parts. With the wheels up off the ground, the car in neutral. Turn the yoke on the input to the differential, and see how far it turns before the wheels start to turn. There should be very little play at all. If that is the case, the next thing to check is the U-joints. To the same, and check for play. HOPE it is the U-joints as they are a quick and inexpensive fix.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercury Monterey Questions

Mercury Monterey Experts

#1 gws
Reputation 130
#2 kbro
Reputation 90
#3 joemom
Reputation 40
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Caprice"
199 listings starting at $10,900
Used Mercury Marauder"
51 listings starting at $6,987
Used Chrysler Town & Country"
845 Great Deals out of 22,465 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Mercury Monterey For Sale
21 listings starting at $3,000
2005 Mercury Monterey For Sale
29 listings starting at $1,500