I have crawled underneath and pushed and pulled things.
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.
So now I have had a quick look
Well following my day out and the June 2008 TV4x4 event at Avon Dassett a few more problems raised their ugly heads. We had a good days driving but it is a long haul back on the motorway for such a small, modified vehicle and it really took its toll.
We went down to Oxley's Shaw to help out on repairing some of the hazards on the site. Afther winching some logs I went over to the Bombhole to re-tension the cable onto the winch. The strain of winching the Jimny proved too much and the winch burnt out! It was not a difficult pull so something was wrong. I took the winch apart and it was entirely burnt out, I think that there was a problem with the brake and it was winching not only the Jimny but was fighting the brake, the winch was destroyed.