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#1 Nev

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:58 PM

Hi,

 

I've just stuck a new gearbox in, and I am not sure whether the splines and C-ring of the drivers side driveshaft have fully gone in. The reason for me querying this is that the gap between the gearbox casting and the green CV joint is 3mm on the passenger side, but 10mm on the drivers side. Is this normal?

 

I've tried pushing the green shaft housing in/out, but it is reluctant to move any further in, even when using a lever on it. However when I move it up and down or side to side there is a bit of play, as if the shaft splines have not buried themselves deep enough into the differential.

 

Thanks,

 

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Edited by Nev, 13 July 2019 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:16 PM

Normal.

It looks strange to me also every time I look at it, but it is normal.



#3 Nev

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

Normal.

It looks strange to me also every time I look at it, but it is normal.

 

Thank you. Can anyone else confirm this?
 



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:25 PM

Nev a while since doing one but there is a def seated clunk when fully in. Rubber mallet outer side when in position if your not sure ;)

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

Nev.

That would worry me. Have you put a lever behind to see if lt moves outwards if so it’s not completely gone in.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

Nev.

That would worry me. Have you put a lever behind to see if lt moves outwards if so it’s not completely gone in.

 

Hi John, your shaft went in nicely, it's my pre-existing long one that seems oddly sticking out. Will jack the car up tomorrow and pull the whole thing out and push it back in to see if the circlip locates. As Duncan says, it usually "bites" as it reaches "home".

 

Maybe I should have bought the long shaft off you as well!
 


Edited by Nev, 13 July 2019 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:37 PM

Nev.

That would worry me. Have you put a lever behind to see if lt moves outwards if so it’s not completely gone in.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:39 PM


Nev.

It is of course still available. Ring me if you want it.

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:48 AM

Normal.

It looks strange to me also every time I look at it, but it is normal.

 

totally agree, normal, but weird :lol:



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:07 AM


Hi John, your shaft went in nicely, it's my pre-existing long one that seems oddly sticking out.


Too much innuendo. Must resist.....

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:08 AM

 


Hi John, your shaft went in nicely, it's my pre-existing long one that seems oddly sticking out.


Too much innuendo. Must resist.....

 

 

LOL, didn't even cross my mind at the time.
 



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:18 PM

Welcome to inspect mine when you are over next. As someone above said.... Definitely feel a positive motion when fitting... Gives way, moves in a few inches with a slight clunk as it bottoms out. Either put one side of the car down on its wheels or brace the car against the wall with a long straight of wood and push hard until the movement happens :)




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