Last night…while driving in my '82 XJ6 at around 35mph…with no
warning…I heard a loud clunk/clank. I thought I’d hit something.
Then, I noticed that the engine was revving and I was in “drive” but
the car wasn’t moving. I stopped and attempted to put the car in
“park” and heard a clattering/clanking sound. So, I tried “reverse”…
…and heard nothing. I got it, and noticed a LARGE puddle under the rear
of the car…near the driveshaft/diff. area. A resident on that street
came outside because he heard the loud clunk/clank and thought a vehicle
accident had happened. He helped me roll the car backwards into his
When the tow truck arrived, he attempted to load the car. The car would
NOT roll forward…the rear wheels were locked! The car would roll
backwards, but not forwards. Later, the car wouldn’t roll backwards
either…at first…then after a clunk it would roll backwards for
a while. We finally got it loaded on the tow truck and it’s headed
to the local jag dealership.
What happened? AT first I thought it was a broken driveshaft. The large
puddle, if it was diff. fluid, proves that I had plenty of diff. fluid
in the pumpkin (I checked the diff. level last month). Why the locked
wheels? Is my pumpkin gone? Why wouldn’t the car go into “park”
when it first happened?__________________________________
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