[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Rear Axle

John Burkhard 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?
> Yours
> Vern
>>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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