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where near Pontypridd for transmission service on L400?


 
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jim_lewis1



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 21:25    Post subject: where near Pontypridd for transmission service on L400? Reply with quote

Hi all,

there's been a rumbling noise from the rear of my van since I got it a couple of years ago. It doesn't seem to be getting worse, but I don't like to just ignore it.

My local garages are the usual 'it's an import, we can't touch it' brigade and anyway I'd rather be sure the person looking at it is familiar with the Delica.

In short, does anyone know where I can take my van to be checked out properly, in the Pontypridd area?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 19:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked the rear Diff oil †Question

Could be propshaft UJ's.

2 ways to check - 1) Does the noise change when altering the throttle †Question †If it does, that often points to UJ's

2) You need to get under vehicle, hand brake ON, gear in Neutral.
Grasp the propshaft close to the rear UJ, see/feel if the prop moves up/down & left/right.

Do same test at front end of propshaft.

Also, using two hands, one either side of each UJ, try to twist the prop, see/feel if there is rotation in the UJ

Other reasons = †Not uncommon is noisy diff, (which my car has) . Axle bearings. Or diff bearings - is very rare.

If looking at a rear axle - Any garage that sez "Its an import" must have amateurs working in there.
'Cos bog standard car rear axles are "much of a muchness" all work the same way.

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jim_lewis1



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 20:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this info

https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/Mitsubishi-Pick-ups-and-Montero-1983-1995-Repair-Guide/DRIVELINE/Rear-Driveshaft-And-U-Joints/_/P-0900c15280054a46

I'll take a look next time I'm home (away for a week or two now)

When making the checks you describe, am I looking for excess play and if so how much is excessive?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 20:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, are the UJs themselves an off the shelf item to replace?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 20:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Jim. Milner Offroad should have some of the parts you may need. I fitted one of their rear prop-shaft UJ spiders on my L300 a few years back, and its still going strong. I think there's a 'how to' somewhere. There shouldn't be any play in the UJs themselves, but there will be a surprising amount of rotational play in the diff gears. My L300 has grease nipples on the UJs, and I give them a couple of pumps with the gun every year.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 17:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bumping this as my request was actually for mechanic recommendations in the Pontypridd area
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