10/8/09 - Another wheel bearing!

I bet you are getting as tired of this as I am.

We went to TV4x4's annual club rally at Oxley's Shaw last weekend. We had a great time and we felt we were especially competitive getting the punches this time. We were much more organised with the winch, setting it up before we entered the hazards and therefore it was much quicker and smoother all round. Perhaps it is getting near the point where we need to enter a proper challenge event.....

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3/7/09 - Starter motor problems

If you have been around off-roaded Suzuki 4x4s you will be used to Starter motor issues.

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7/6/09 - Bits falling off!

I went out earlier in the week to complete some pre-flight checks for next Sundays visit to the tremendous site at Hogmoor (Sunday 14th June 2009 - are you coming!).

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23/03/09 - Jimny "Death Wobble" - UPDATED

If you have owned a Jimny for any amount of time you will have come across the "Death Wobble". As you accelerate through 30-40 mph the steering wheel starts to wobble and this can rapidly become un-controllable to the point where it is dangerous. But it doesn't happen everytime and most of the time you can accelerate through it. On the way back from Oxley's Shaw mine started to do it. The problem can be caused by a number of problems:

1. Front Kingpin Bearings worn

2. Front Wheel Bearings worn

3. Steering arm/axle bent.

Sure enough, when I got home and jacked it up it looked like it was time for a new Kingpin bearing. As I also had a clicking CV joint, I decided to strip the lot down. However when I got it apart the Kingpins were fine. Feeling with my fingers I could just detect a slight movement in the wheel bearing. I took the wheel bearing out (see my guide) and found out something really strange......

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18/11/08 - Transfer Box Problems

I have had some problems recently. Everytime I release the clutch pedal when under load (ie. Steep hill or obstruction whilst off-roading/trialing) I got a loud BRRRT! noise from somewhere under the car.

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