Noisy diff

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Major_Tom
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Noisy diff

Postby Major_Tom » Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm

..I'm changing the gasket on the diff tomorrow and.. its also noisier than I remember.. very noisy actually.. the girl described it as a churning sound! So I am wondering what I should be looking for with regards to making sure it doesn't fall to bits at 70mph.

Also, how do you rate molyslip? Anyone used it in their diff?

Thanx!
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Paul G
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Re: Noisy diff

Postby Paul G » Thu May 18, 2017 9:40 pm

It could be a wheel bearing gone causing the noise - it does travel along the axle.

If not it may be the bearings in the diff - not really a DIY job unless you've got a) the skills and b) the specialist tools needed to set up the diff backlash properly.

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Re: Noisy diff

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 19, 2017 7:14 am

Dammit, I did the wheelbearings a few months back.. didn't make a difference. Thanks though, will start looking around for someone to do the job. :)
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