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toyotatrukin
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Nov 24, 2013, 12:55 PM

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96 lincoln town car Sign In

next problem working on a 96 Lincoln town car
180000
4.6
I may be just blind in one eye and cant see out of the other but where is the rear differential fill plug.


Hammer Time
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Nov 24, 2013, 1:08 PM

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Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

You're not serious?

If there isn't a plug in the back cover, there will be one in the nose cone, probably hiding above the rib.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 24, 2013, 1:12 PM

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Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

Of a few possible differentials I couldn't say exactly but differentials (gear cases) of the sort by any make use a plug part way up. Whether it's a 3/8ths square hole or any other creation or size it's there. Look again, might not be a square size anything but some other doing the same thing.

If you find one low just checking find out why,

T



toyotatrukin
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Nov 24, 2013, 1:13 PM

Post #4 of 9 (2112 views)
Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

im serious as a heart attack there isn't one on the back and I could not see one on the front beside the yolk you know where you would see one usually on the left side looking at the yolk square 3/8 drive plug sitting right over the rib


toyotatrukin
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Nov 24, 2013, 1:16 PM

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Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

The rearend is starting to roar and there is a small seep of gear dope, I just hope the gears aren't scored yet but if its making noise the damage is probabaly already done


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 24, 2013, 1:22 PM

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Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

What do you mean "gear dope?" If somehow plug was meant to be on the cover and another was used that fit by some wild odds expecting the plug to be on the rib and there isn't one anywhere than where would it have been filled the first time?

Pretty much don't expect two used OE. The oddball would be a truck differential if and only if the car was ordered to be chopped in half to be a limo. Gotta be high chances of being an ordinary differential,

T



Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 24, 2013, 1:33 PM

Post #7 of 9 (2099 views)
Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

Hope this shows. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company and the most common one..........
See in diagram the plug lower right in picture marked fill plug. Used to fill, top off till runs out like most. To drain you remove cover as a drain plug hasn't been used since who knows how long ago?

Integral Housing
The integral housing is most commonly found on late-model cars and light trucks.
An exploded view of an integral-carrier axle housing. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

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T



toyotatrukin
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Nov 24, 2013, 3:40 PM

Post #8 of 9 (2086 views)
Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

gear dope= rear differential gear oil, thanks for the illustration I will see if I can track it down, I didn't know if Ford had some kind of crazy setup on Lincolns or not


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 24, 2013, 6:00 PM

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Re: 96 lincoln town car Sign In

OK - you'll find it. I was thinking that by "dope" you meant some sealer for a gasket or something in this thread/context.

Back to the issue. You said it made noise. Not good and NO low oil if leaking out a seal if at all filling it to proper level about isn't going to cure it. May sound better but some damage is done. You can look by taking off cover or if a removable carrier a bit more involved just for a look inside.

I believe it does use a cover and OE no gasket just a tiny stripe of a sealing something but if off I default to using a gasket or FORM-A-GASKET product allowed to dry very well if no gasket available.

This type plug idea if just to check level I may be alone on some things but bend a Q-Tip, vehicle level to know how close to properly full they are. If low and damaged because of that there should be evidence that doesn't just wash away so easily. Seals at wheels or at carrier most likely. Damage unknown quite yet, bearing(s) or gears then decide on approach from there. Know that small defects in bearings or the gears that may appear fine are not acceptable. Call that "galling" (sp?) and it doesn't heal itself,

T






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