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#1 travellering

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:41 PM

On my 1966 Moke, I am chasing a chuffing noise under load and under braking. I noticed that the driveshaft is wobbling out of center as it spins, about an eighth of an inch. Thinking it was a damaged QL5000 letting the inner end wobble, I replaced it with a new one, only to see exactly the same runout. I just put a dial indicator on the inner driver where it exits the diff and I am seeing the same amount of motion there. I know it's only a rough casting and I wouldn't expect to see it run perfectly true, but has anyone else seen this level of wobble straight out of the diff?

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

Wow - something's skewif !

No, there shouldn't be any wobble there.

 

It may well be just worn bushes in the diff cage, crown wheel and side covers.



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:13 PM

Smeg. I was hoping for something that might not involve dismantling the diff. Have a (lots of driving) event coming up in three weeks and almost no weekday hours to work on it.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:27 PM

Not quite just a rough housing, the output shaft runs in a bush in the end cover. If it is just the bush its just a matter of removing the end cover and replacing the bush in the car. If the diff bearing behind that is also gone than its an engine out job.






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