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Loose rear drive axle?

Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by hwcooper, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. hwcooper

    hwcooper New Member

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    My 74 bay window has a clunking sound coming from the passenger side rear area. I got under the car today and noticed that the rubber casing things had broken off on both sides (from the differential and from the wheel). I also found that when there is any weight on the back of the car I can move the axle back and forth in the joints quite loosely, however when there is no weight I can't move it. What's going on?

    Cheers, Harper
     
  2. reelmick

    reelmick Member

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    do you mean the cv boots ?,looking at my hubs recently and they had about 1mm endfloat, but I don't know if that's right ,you better get those new boots on. mick
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Some longitudinal movement in shafts normal.
    Rotational play should be minimal.

    As you have noise it indicates either, cv,s need greasing, are worn or loose CV bolts.

    Regardless you need to remove shafts, check, clean n repack or replace cv's. Then fit new CV boots.

    Grab a manual or check " Ratwell" for method.

    Ensure you torque the bolts and use correct 6mm Allen or 12 point spline socket on bolts.
     
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  4. hwcooper

    hwcooper New Member

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    Awesome thanks, I will give this a go.
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
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  6. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Nitrile gloves are nice, very messy job, second only to torsion leave inspection and replacement....
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Great gloves for dirty work that requires 'feel'. Cannot over recommend!
    Cheers
     
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  8. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Wimps :p
     
  9. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    just following the manufacturers instructions, avoiding skin contact.
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Manual written by a desk jockey.

    Mrs used to get funny about my habit of not eating the last bit of sandwiches n pies .
    Was because of it being the bit I held by with fingers.
    Eating at work often on the run and greasy fingers ;)
    Similar with coffee or tea. 2 sips n rest gets cold while distracted working.
     
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  11. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    like a Cornish pastie.....

    got a big speech planned for the bik 10k post?
     
  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    They are cow farmers??
    Can understand that :)

    Are post numbers still listed?
    Doesn't show on phone.

    10k?
    Time to shut up or shuffle off ;)
     
  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Last 5 posts in this thread all show 9,999 cbus. Going to take a long time to get to the 10k.:rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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