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RobH



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to have a bash at it this weekend, not enough spare time since the end of furlough.

I'm confident that this will resolve some of the ugly banging and bumping noises and seemingly complete lack of damping. Next thing is to sort out the LHS drive shaft, I'm almost certain it's this that's causing a rubbing/grinding noise in certain circumstances - mainly when turning right under load. The Milners CV boots I had installed by the garage for last MOT have come adrift, I can only assume the garage didn't use the correct clamps when installing, looks like they used cable ties - ridiculous!. I expect the joints are now devoid of grease and probably worn. Never pulled a drive shaft before, not looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cable ties are preferable to the metal clips they provide, which require a special tool to crimp them tight.

Provided you use a wide enough tie and pull it tight they should not come adrift. Iíve always used ties in preference and not had any problems.


RE: grinding noise;

If that is coming from the left driveshaft; then itís possible that it has been partly pulled out at some point, which will have brought the splined end into contact with the toothed cog in the diff. If so it will have ground the splines down. That will prevent the front wheels from engaging 4WD.

That would require a replacement of the full shaft, as the inner end is not available separately.  Damaged ends can be recycled into doorstops and mallets.  Very Happy
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RobH



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 15:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lewis. Thanks for the 'good' news. I'm really quite annoyed about the whole episode, I only had a minor problem that I wanted to fix as a preventative before my mechanic decided the upper wishbone needed replacing, the result was a whole load more problems and sound effects. I still maintain that the old wishbone was perfectly okay.

I've swapped the front shocks today. It's not fixed the original problem but it's improved it, less noisy and less bumpy on uneven surfaces. There is still some play somewhere on the front left. The only thing I can think of now is the lower wishbone. If the main bushes or lower ball joint are toast it might explain why the suspension on the left sits at a different angle to the RHS.

I'm wondering if the driveshaft issue is due to the camber being so badly out for a while, when the anchor point wasn't correctly located. The camber was adjusted to compensate as much as possible at the time, I guess I need to get it set properly now but it seems a bit pointless if there's more work needed on the suspension...
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RobH



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím pretty sure 4WD is still engaging correctly so hopefully itís just the outer shaft that needs some love.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have ECS, the shocks have different mountings to the the non-ecs type.
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RobH



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 18:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not an ECS model.

I've bitten the bullet and changed the lower suspension arm (wishbone) today, what a PITA. A couple of things have become apparent. My issue with clearance of the shock bracket and upper wishbone (I.e. there is none!) can't be anything to do with the lower wishbone. Even if the bushes were shot it wouldn't make any difference to the upper wishbone position. The old ball joint (lower) was extremely floppy so it was worth doing for that alone I guess..

Whilst looking at the Russek manual I've noticed a lot of differences (and outright mistakes, the stabiliser bar becomes the torsion bar in one magical paragraph?!) in the steering section. Whether some of this is just down to different models I can't say. However, Russek references an 'adjusting shim' which appears to be mounted either behind the shock bracket or behind the upper wishbone shackle (it's not clear). A shim behind the shackle would improve or resolve my issue. I don't have any shim as far as I'm aware. I can't find any shim on the epc mitsi parts list.

All drawings I've seen depicting the stabiliser bar/anti roll bar - whatever you want to call it, are at a  completely different angle to mine. Whether it's just the way they're drawn, whether they're actually a different model or whether mine is positioned wrong is debatable. When I bought my previous Deli someone had put the bar on upside down, it bashed the kerb if I bumped up on the pavement, so mistakes obviously do happen.

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