Front diff questions

Well my front and rear locking gearbox arrived today after being in transit for 4 months. Think I have a costly repair ahead of me as I found metal shavings stuck to the front diff drain plug. The front diff lock actuating rod is pushed all the way in yet the differential isn't locked? Does this mean the ring and pinion are stuffed or the actuating rod sheared or more likely both?
Metall shavings on the drain plug are normal, that is no indicator for
damage, unless you have real clunkers sticking there :)

On 03.09.2009, at 11:25, erikhoeflinger wrote:

> Well my front and rear locking gearbox arrived today after being in
> transit for 4 months. Think I have a costly repair ahead of me as I
> found metal shavings stuck to the front diff drain plug. The front
> diff lock actuating rod is pushed all the way in yet the
> differential isn't locked? Does this mean the ring and pinion are
> stuffed or the actuating rod sheared or more likely both?
>
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thanks martin. Hoping only the actuating rod is sheared off and pinion is fine. I'll check it out tomorrow.


To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: martin@easy2design.de
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:28:22 +0200
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Front diff questions

 
Metall shavings on the drain plug are normal, that is no indicator for
damage, unless you have real clunkers sticking there :)

On 03.09.2009, at 11:25, erikhoeflinger wrote:

> Well my front and rear locking gearbox arrived today after being in
> transit for 4 months. Think I have a costly repair ahead of me as I
> found metal shavings stuck to the front diff drain plug. The front
> diff lock actuating rod is pushed all the way in yet the
> differential isn't locked? Does this mean the ring and pinion are
> stuffed or the actuating rod sheared or more likely both?
>
>
>
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>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
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>
>
>

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Martin Henning, DM5OY
martin@easy2design. de
http://log.tigerbus .de




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You should be able to check that simply by turning the "input shaft",
no?


On 03.09.2009, at 11:58, erik Hoeflinger wrote:

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> thanks martin. Hoping only the actuating rod is sheared off and
> pinion is fine. I'll check it out tomorrow.
>
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> From: martin@easy2design.de
> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:28:22 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Front diff questions
>
> Metall shavings on the drain plug are normal, that is no indicator for
> damage, unless you have real clunkers sticking there :)
>
> On 03.09.2009, at 11:25, erikhoeflinger wrote:
>
> > Well my front and rear locking gearbox arrived today after being in
> > transit for 4 months. Think I have a costly repair ahead of me as I
> > found metal shavings stuck to the front diff drain plug. The front
> > diff lock actuating rod is pushed all the way in yet the
> > differential isn't locked? Does this mean the ring and pinion are
> > stuffed or the actuating rod sheared or more likely both?
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> --
> Martin Henning, DM5OY
> martin@easy2design.de
> http://log.tigerbus.de
>
>
>
> Check out The Great Australian Pay Check Take a peek at other
> people's pay and perks
>
>



--
Martin Henning, DM5OY
martin@easy2design.de
http://log.tigerbus.de
You should be able to check if your diff lock works by turning the input shaft and seeing whether the two CV outputs from the gearbox both turn in the same direction (locked) or turn in different directions (unlocked).
 
I could check mine by a little bit of compressed air in one of the vacuum servo tubes.
 
If that all works and it is not noisy it should be all good.
 
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Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Front diff questions

 

Well my front and rear locking gearbox arrived today after being in transit for 4 months. Think I have a costly repair ahead of me as I found metal shavings stuck to the front diff drain plug. The front diff lock actuating rod is pushed all the way in yet the differential isn't locked? Does this mean the ring and pinion are stuffed or the actuating rod sheared or more likely both?



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Hey Martin,Scott,
yep that was how I came to the idea that either the pinion gear or rod is worn because the diff will not lock with the rod all the way in when spinning the cv outputs. If I remove the retaining pin on the rod and push it in further than intended it will lock. Is it possible to completely remove the rod without opening up the diff or is it secured from the inside? Cheers, erik


To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: spbconsulting@bigpond.com
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 22:15:07 +1000
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Front diff questions

 

You should be able to check if your diff lock works by turning the input shaft and seeing whether the two CV outputs from the gearbox both turn in the same direction (locked) or turn in different directions (unlocked).
 
I could check mine by a little bit of compressed air in one of the vacuum servo tubes.
 
If that all works and it is not noisy it should be all good.
 
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Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Front diff questions

 
Well my front and rear locking gearbox arrived today after being in transit for 4 months. Think I have a costly repair ahead of me as I found metal shavings stuck to the front diff drain plug. The front diff lock actuating rod is pushed all the way in yet the differential isn't locked? Does this mean the ring and pinion are stuffed or the actuating rod sheared or more likely both?






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