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diff circlip broken: audible once per revolution - click...

PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:23 pm

click, click..tried to turn/turned the clip with a long screwdriver: moved maybe 5mm - still clickin!!!! i think it's possible to change the clip without taking the diff apart???? or am i wrong? sandy ---- it's still nice weather
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PostPost by: Elanman99 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:19 pm

Well I'm glad you still have nice weather but you need to give us more of a clue about your clicking problem.

Several CIRcular spring CLIPs in the diff, which one are you referring to?

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:06 am

I had a clicking noise on a +2 years ago and the problem was a Rotoflex Bolt. It had worn the hole in one of the Diff Output Shaft Lugs. The only way to fix it was fit a new diff Output Shaft.
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