[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Rear Axle
burkhaj at earthlink.net
Tue May 30 04:23:05 BST 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vern Klukas" <vern at inkspotco.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Rear Axle
> If the hubs had too much preload, I would expect them to overheat and
> fail long before the diff.
> Could you provide more details.4cyl or V8? Exactly what was the failure?
> Did the gears strip? I presume you are talking about the small gears
> inside the diff carrier, not the crown and pinion gear. Did the stub
> axles fail?
>>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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