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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:58 am 
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Hi guys my XR6 (3.45LSD) just shat its self on the way home from work tonight.
I'm getting MASSIVE thumping sounds from the a*** end when I turn corners.

I've noticed noises getting louder and louder from it the past few weeks so I went and seen a few guys. They said my bearings have gone and they need replacing. Theres no way this thumping is my bearings.

I had planned on getting it re-built soon but thought it would hold out. Now the cars off the road the problems so bad. I've gotta tow it from Geelong to Melbourne. What a pain.

Any opinions on what it might be?

Nathan
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:07 am 
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Most likely LSD cone/s is damaged.

Is it worse when you turn a certain direction? No problems straight ahead?

Either way, looks like you may be up for a rebuild whether you like it or not.
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:10 am 
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yeah only when I turn corners.

It was going in for a rebuild soon but I need a freaken car to drive now! lol

Cars are money pits. Why is my misses is always right!!!
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:21 am 
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Nath_ wrote:
Cars are money pits. Why is my misses is always right!!!


I hope you don't admit that to her?

Car = Money Pit

Woman = Money Pit

But at least you can lock the car in the garage and ignore it when it annoys you.
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:33 am 
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lol true that aha

Looks like im driving a camry for a while!
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Strangly enough my mate who is a ford apprentice told me about this exact problem a few days ago. He said it is common in the early Ba's.
Have you driven the car hard or babied it?
(just asking out of interest.)

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:21 pm 
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Ba Diffs are common as!

Brett4777 had a lsd for sale out of a ba

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Thanks guys. I go pretty easy on it but cant say I havnt spun the wheels here and there...
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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:28 pm 
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Nicko wrote:
Ba Diffs are common as!

Brett4777 had a lsd for sale out of a ba


Is it just a problem in the 1st series of BA or is it common throughout te whole b-series?

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Ba Utes Especially!

Main problem on BA and BF is the rear diff bush bearing
Creates a clunk noise in the driveline

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:43 pm 
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Well thats a bit s**t.
Maybe a BA/BF isnt the best car for me then.
Not if that happens as often as ive heard.

 

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