CORTINA DIFF SWAP
The diff in my 1981 Cortina 1600 is whining away but reading up, it seems like you need special tools to take it apart. Does anyone still do recon rear axles for these? I bought this one In 1992!
We’re not sure. The Cortina diffs are built into the axle, not an Escort type removable unit and the casing needs to be ‘spread’ to remove it. Are you sure it’s not a half shaft bearing? Very few (if any) companies do these now. We’d suggest a good used 2.0 axle: stronger and a higher ratio.