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 Post subject: 04' BA Centre Bearing ???
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:09 am 
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Just want to confirm my suspicions.
Getting a vibration at around 80kph, less at 110kph but noticeable & the drive shaft at the CB can be pulled to one side a good half inch.
So I'm presuming it's cactus ?
Drive shaft should be held firmly centred I'd think !

I've only had the car 3 weeks, first had a buckled wheel to contend with, now even with a new set I still have a drive train vib' at speed.
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 Post subject: Re: 04' BA Centre Bearing ???
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:43 pm 
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Rust Belt wrote:
Just want to confirm my suspicions.
Getting a vibration at around 80kph, less at 110kph but noticeable & the drive shaft at the CB can be pulled to one side a good half inch.
So I'm presuming it's cactus ?
Drive shaft should be held firmly centred I'd think !

I've only had the car 3 weeks, first had a buckled wheel to contend with, now even with a new set I still have a drive train vib' at speed.


Hi mate, yes the center of the 2 piece driveshaft is a common problem but once done and under normal driving conditions it works and lasts,it fails and fatigues quicker under spirited driving and more load etc..

 

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 Post subject: Re: 04' BA Centre Bearing ???
Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:12 pm 
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Cheers matey.
Been a long time since I've had to deal with a drive shaft/uni so I was second guessing myself.
Never done a BA centre bearing but it's no doubt the issue.
I near fell off my chair when I got a price for one....prices start at $200 & go up from there.
It's no wonder people put this job off & no-one talks about it "openly" LOL

Fleabay sell them for about $30.... scary quality I'm guessing.
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 Post subject: Re: 04' BA Centre Bearing ???
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:02 pm 
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Well I'm slowly getting there!
Turns out the centre bearing is fine, however both rear alloys had buckles.

Have put 2 steelies on back & the vibration has almost gone. Still a low hum at speed, 80kph+
I'm hoping it's just the fact the 2 temp wheels have tyres that are old as the car & likely out of balance.

Will be getting more steel rims to replace all alloys & plan to fit some 45 series tyres to them.
Current rims (16") have 60 series tyres.
My goal is simply to avoid future issues with bent alloys, keep the stock suspension ride height but add a bit of grip with some low profile tyres.
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 Post subject: Re: 04' BA Centre Bearing ???
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:08 pm 
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My BA always has a hum from 80 to 95 then goes away north of that. Still has it to this day.
It comes on instantly as soon as i hit 80 regardless of gear the car is in. I just live with it. Its a Ford lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 04' BA Centre Bearing ???
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:12 pm 
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93EB wrote:
My BA always has a hum from 80 to 95 then goes away north of that. Still has it to this day.
It comes on instantly as soon as i hit 80 regardless of gear the car is in. I just live with it. Its a Ford lol.


:lol:


mine has the hum/whine too. so did the AU, except AU kicked in 'about' 100k's [or became more noticeable :roll: ]

also check to see if there is any play in ya rear hubs/suspension from the bent alloys.
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