[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Rear Axle

John Burkhard burkhaj at earthlink.net
Mon May 29 20:54:55 BST 2006

There is a P6 out here that is having problems with the differential.  The 
owner, not having a computer asked me to ask all of you for some help.  The 
car had been in storage for some time.  He got the car running and 
everything at the rear seemed normal for about 600 or so miles.  Then the 
rear hubs were determined to need rebuilding.  This was done with new 
bearings, seals and crush spacers.  Just after this service was performed 
the differential problem started.  After just a few days of driving the 
differential side and pinion gears failed.  The complete rear axle assembly 
was replaced with a used unit and the same thing happened again.  My first 
thought is that the rear hubs pre-load was incorrectly set.  An other 
ideas?  Thank you for the help.  jb 

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