disco tdi series 1 transfer box diagram

Submitted: Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 12:03
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Hi there;
We have a clunk in the drivetrain and my husband thinks that it could be a bearing in the transfer box. Any comments or advice here?
Our workshop manual doses not have a transfer box diagram. Does anyone have a diagram or knowledge about his clunk. We have fixed most other probs with this car and hope this is the last however need some more knowledge to do this.
Thanks for your help, it is appreciated!

Lenni
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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 14:36

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 14:36
Can you describe the 'clunk' in more detail.

Is it only in a certain gear or speed ?

Does it only occur when accelerating (or braking)?

Is the clunk 'felt' through the pedals as well as being heard?
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Follow Up By: lenni - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 14:43

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 14:43
Hi

The clunk occurs as you release the pedal and take up drive. Also if you take foot of accelerator (coast for a while) at any speed and then accelerate you hear, it but cant really feel it therough the pedals.
As you engage drive this is when clunk is heard.

Thanks, hope this is enough info?

Lenni
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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 14:59

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 14:59
Sounds like it could be in the drive train.

Get underneath and see if you can twist the front and rear drive shaft back and forth. If there is any slack you will feel it. If you find which shaft has movement you may even be able to reproduce the 'clunk' by hand.

I am sure that there will be someone else on this forum who give you more info after you report back having tried the above.
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Follow Up By: lenni - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:05

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:05
Yes, you can twist the front and rear propeller shaft to replicate the clunk.
Lenni
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Reply By: Axle - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:14

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:14
Hi Lenni.

Could well be wear in the input shaft and output gearbox shaft at transfer case end. ( landys vunerable in that area). Also wear in the drive hubs and axle splines will give a clunk. Process of elimitation Im afraid, stick with it once you get them right you will have a good run.

Cheers Axle
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Reply By: garrycol - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:24

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:24
At the best of times, Discos have a slack drivetrain that causes the occassional knock and bang - however.

The most likely cause is a worn spline on the output shaft/input cog of the gearbox transfer case interface. Oil has difficulty getting onto the spline of the gearbox output shaft where the input cog of the transfer case slides along it. I assume you car has done somewhere around 200,000km as this is the time the problem starts to show. Post 96 models have a cross drilled input cog that allows oil into lubricate the splines.

The cog wears about 2 times faster than the output shaft of the gearbox so if this problem has just started the spline should still be OK. A new cross drilled cog costs about $400 and can be fitted without removing the gearbox or transfer case - the plate at the rear of the transfer case just needs to be removed (where the power take off used to be in older landies).

However if the splines on the geabox output shaft are badly worn then that means pulling down the gearbox.

As always though, check the easy things first - propeller shaft splines and universals, hub splines on the axles and another thing that can clunk is the ball joint on the rear suspension yoke - if your car is high milage I would definitely check this. Relatively cheap to fix.

Garry
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Reply By: lenni - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:44

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 15:44
Thanks to both of you, you have been very helpful.
We will go and investigate further and get back to you with our findings. Do you know where we can get a diagram of the transfer case from?
Talk to you soon

Lenni
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 17:20

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 17:20
I had a look in the Haynes Repair Manual but there are no diagrams there - you might try the emporium on the Australian Landrover Owners site.

Site Link

They have RAVE CDs for sale which are the genuine workshop manuals for Discos.

You might also join the Forums on there as it is a dedicted Landrover site with heaps of knowledgeable people.

Garry
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 18:16

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 18:16
I think the problem won't be in the transfer case but more likely in the diff or drive train. Good luck.
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Reply By: kesh - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 19:48

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 19:48
Have you looked at the rubber "donut" drive shaft connection to the rear diff. This and the ball joint on the rear axle A bracket are the two most likely offenders.
Noises from the transfer case are usually muffled by the oil circulation.
Good luck sorting it, Disco's, love em! (mines a '97 tdi)
kesh
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Reply By: Philip A - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 20:27

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 20:27
A very common reason for a clunk in a Disco is that the ball joint which locates the rear axle to the "A" frame has become worn.

Get a big screwdriver between the A frame and axle and see if there is any movement. If yes replace.
Regards Philip A
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Reply By: lenni - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 21:17

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 21:17
Thanks we will look at this. You have been very very helpful we will keep in touch and let you know the outcome. Thankyou
Lenni
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Reply By: Mark - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:32

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:32
Lenni,
You can get the Rave CD on Ebay for about $12. Try this link
Site Link

Cheers
Mark
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