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01/07/08 - Chris' Jimny

Chris has sent in these pictures of his Jimny on its first green lane adventures. At present it is standard, but watch this space as he wants to develop it further and it will be nice to see it change.

For more pictures - see below

(And for anyone who hasn't sent in pictures of theirs yet - why not - drop me a line through the contacts section of this website!)

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28/06/08 - The Trailing Arms (not the name of a pub!)

So the loud clonk (see HERE ) has been located.

I took off the wheels and removed the rear trailing arms. At first the arms looked ok, whilst the rubbers show signs of wear they are certainly not worn out. However a glance back at the mounting point showed the real source of the problem....

 

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26/6/08 - A loud clonk!

My Jimny has gained a significant clonk when letting up the clutch, there is also a lot of drive chain "shunt" and rubber "squeaking" whenever the back axle is exercised in any way.

I have crawled underneath and pushed and pulled things.
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18/6/08 - Damaged axle - update

When I returned from Avon Dassett the other week my rear wheel bearing had failed.

I have replaced the wheel bearing and just taken the car for a test drive.

There is a lound "Rub Rub Rub" noise, consistent with the rotating of the wheel. Its loud enough to almost be a "Clunk Clunk Clunk" noise.

The noise stops when I gently apply the brakes whilst driving.

I have stripped the drum off and I think I can feel some sort of "Rub" in the system as I rotate the axle shaft by hand.

I have also taken this video of what looks like a wobble, but perhaps the centre ring is not straight anyway?

Is the axle shaft bent? Is the axle housing bent. Strangely enough when I had the shaft out I did think I saw a slight twist in the splines.

http://www.bigjimny.com/images/phocagallery/videos/axle.mov

So now I have had a quick look

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08/06/08 - Rons' Jimny

Here is a real little beauty we came across at the AWDC event at Hogmoor today.

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