Cluncking in the rear diff

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 23:54
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G'day All my nissan patrol diff clunks when changing gear's or releasing the clutch im pretty sure it's just back lash is this a problem that i should fix if so does any one know how much this will cost

cheers paul
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Reply By: Swine Hunter - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 06:25

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 06:25
Hi Paul,

If this is severe ie: lots of backlash and it is in the crown/pinion then if not repaired it may strip the diff, and you will be going home on the front diff after you remove the rear tailshaft.
Check it isn't just a Uni joint that is worn, much cheaper to replace.

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Reply By: Big Woody - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:07

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:07
I agree with the writer above mate. If it has been like this for a long time it may be backlash adjustment but if it has just happened recently have a good look at your uni joints or even a small chance of it being your pinion bearing.
Don't know how much it could cost as it has been a long time since I have had a diff rebuilt but I do know in a Nissan it would be quite rare. My mechanic has a wall full of Landcruiser diff centres (47 in fact) that he has had to rebuild and not one Nissan diff centre. He told me that he has never had to do one.

Good luck mate,

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