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    Default DS23 Vibration / Noise

    Greetings

    I was returning after a 200km journey in my Pallas when I felt a vibration that I had not noticed before. I thought I was being paranoid and decided it was the road surface. However when I stopped at the next traffic light there was a definite vibration under braking. This vibration was also there when I accelerated from the stop, and this was followed by a cluck cluck noise that materialised from the left front drive train. As I was only 3 kms from home I took it very slow and arrived safely.

    Today I removed both front wheels to ensure that the drive shafts were all secure, and nothing looked loose. I ran the engine in 4th gear but only the right driveshaft appeared to be rotating at speed, whilst the left was hardly moving. Is this normal?

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    Any idea of what I should test. I am fearing the worst that the gearbox could be the issue, but I will remain positive that it is something lesser.

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    The 23 has an open differential. Only one wheel will spin.

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    What condition are your tyres . Can you swap front to rear and road test?
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    If you want the LHS D/S to turn refit the RHS wheel and lower it to the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian woodcock View Post
    If you want the LHS D/S to turn refit the RHS wheel and lower it to the ground.
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    Sounds like an engine mount

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    H frame cracked?

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check each of those. I will also pull on the handbrake and move the wheel back and forth to see what play there is on the universals.

    Once the fault is identified I will update this post.

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    I bet it's your engine mounts aussi! Is it an efi or carby, if carby a quick check for mounts is if you can get a plug socket spanner down the 4th cylinder tube. If not possible mounts sagged and engine is out of alignment, hence vibration. Anyway just a wild guess but still.

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    Okay I have checked all the suggestions. Engine mounts sound. No cracks on the H frame. Tyres good. As Brian suggested I lowered the right wheel to the ground and ran the engine in gear. The left drive shaft was not running true so that explained the vibrations. The noise was also apparent. I found that there was excessive play on the drive housing / tri-axle, so suspect that this may be the culprit.

    This can only be attempted over the weekend, so there goes my super rugby.

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    watch the rugby! I bet it's your triaxe!
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    Turned out to be the triaxle as suspected. Although there were no ruptures in the boot the amount of grease present was no more than a table spoon. Fortunately the wear and tear was no more than expected and a good greasing, and replacement of the boots while stripped, was all that was necessary.
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