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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:35 pm 
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Hey everyone...I just had a look at my car and it seems as though the diff might be off centred having one rim out further in the wheel arch then the other side.

I measured the drivers side rear tyre from the top to the end of the wheel arch (horizontally...not vertically) and it sits closer to the outside then the passenger side. Tyre on passenger side sits inside the wheel arch by about an inch or so...

Question...WTF? [EDIT: In more detail...how can this happen and what should hold the diff more centred so that the wheels don't sit towards one side. I think something may have come loose after taking corners a bit faster.]

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:46 pm 
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heavy curb whack may have bent trailing arms?

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:50 pm 
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s-tranzor wrote:
heavy curb whack may have bent trailing arms?

*shrugs*


Haven't hit any curbs yet...when I have been driving, I doubt my dad has been going side ways and hitting curbs hard enough to bend it :?.

At work and can't jack it up to even see if anything is bent...looks weird.

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:35 pm 
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yeah id say trailing arms are bent. has the car ever been in an accident? id get it on a hoist and start measuring

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:13 pm 
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yeah id say trailing arms are bent. has the car ever been in an accident? id get it on a hoist and start measuring


I am not sure, bought it at an auction and no history of repairs to the car...so I guess it might have been. Doesn't seem to be bad since it is still driving :lol:

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:20 pm 
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Maybe the diff is fine and the wheel arch on 1 side is bent?

Or perhaps a wheel isn't sitting right on flush?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:29 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
Maybe the diff is fine and the wheel arch on 1 side is bent?

Or perhaps a wheel isn't sitting right on flush?


I checked the wheels, they are sitting nice and flush to the hub...I guess I should check the hub to make sure it's sitting right too...

Arches seem fine, but will have a closer look tomorrow, too cold to go outside and i'm scared of the dark :P.

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:36 pm 
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im not sure about the exact lengths? but look at the wats link arms?
maybe they are on the wrong way or are bent?
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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:47 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Hey everyone...I just had a look at my car and it seems as though the diff might be off centred having one rim out further in the wheel arch then the other side.

I measured the drivers side rear tyre from the top to the end of the wheel arch (horizontally...not vertically) and it sits closer to the outside then the passenger side. Tyre on passenger side sits inside the wheel arch by about an inch or so...

Question...WTF? [EDIT: In more detail...how can this happen and what should hold the diff more centred so that the wheels don't sit towards one side. I think something may have come loose after taking corners a bit faster.]

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all ford diffs from xr to el are the same ,the drivers side is closer than the passenger side ,just the way ford designed them!! :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:13 pm 
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if you have lowerd it then the diff will go to one side most of the time my mate had to get a adjustable panard rod to fix it in his commodore mabe something like that

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:15 pm 
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commodores are completely different in design. falcons dont need to be adjusted as they have a joint that turns as it lowers, falcons have a fixed length bar that pushes the diff sideways when lowered

 

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uterus_someonehasmyname wrote:
if you have lowerd it then the diff will go to one side most of the time my mate had to get a adjustable panard rod to fix it in his commodore mabe something like that


falcons dont have panard rods like the commo.
they got the wats link set up which is 2 rods that pivot of a centre hub keeping the diff in centre
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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:26 pm 
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Hmm...will have a look at the watts links and the rods. I'll measure the distance and also see if it is bent.

thanks for everyones help. Will get back to you whenever I get the chance to jack her up.

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:27 pm 
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what happens if you put the wattslinkage on backtofront/upside down??? would it push it in a wrong direction?

 

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