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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:22 pm 
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Just looking under my mates EA which was having some weird clunking/vibrating happenig underneath.

The rear uni jount seems to be completely shagged.

Now It's a bit different to the EB setup, but you know how there's a steel bar being held in by 2 bearing cups (and this is how you undo it), well that steel bar has completely snapped. In fact the only thing holding the tailshaft to the yoke is a split pin.

How should we fix this? New tailshaft, replace uni, or what?

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:40 pm 
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just replace the uni

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:50 pm 
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I can just tell now that that's going to be a bastard job...
I bet the old 'bits' won't wanna come out.

Any tips...?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:19 pm 
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Hmmm, just took the tailshaft off, and it's not broken I think.
Seems the bearing caps that sit on each end of the uni are just stuffed.

I still think this would be the likely cause of the driveline cluncking though, so best to replace.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:43 pm 
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do you mean clunks when going in gear?

like, my clunks when i DON'T apply the brake and put it in reverse... but if i apply brake, shift in to reverse it won't clunk... every other gear seem's fine.
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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Nah, clunks when you apply then accelerator, or when you back off.
Also get some weird semi clunking/vibration thing happening when cruising with the clutch in.

Fairly sure that's it, because it has a LOT of play, in all directions lol...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:59 pm 
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k yeah so do you think it's the uni joints? any other ideas? i might change mine for the sake of getting rid of the clunk i sometimes get when i put it in r or d... but main concern right now is the consistent knocking (not 1 knock, but it's consistant knocks) when pulling up (braking or not, doesn't matter) so if I change the uni joint or whatever you said in the other thread, i hope it fix's it! it's driving me crazy
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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:08 pm 
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Well not sure about you case man, could be the diff or anything.
Check the lower rear shock bolts that they are tight.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:00 pm 
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Check the rear gearbox mount
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:26 pm 
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i checked my unit joints out today... if the 'any play in it' then it rooted? i can move it rotating wise and back a little bit... and sounds at the same time like gears ingaging or something...

hmmm and my bushes are screwed... like dried up, and cracked lol... time for nolathane now that i know what everything i need ;)

i checked again and there is the slightest movement of the uni joint and tail shaft :|
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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:09 pm 
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Replaced the uni, went for a drive and it's all fixed.

 

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