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23 Aug 2019 22:21 #212600 by Simonjimny
Hi all.. Just picked up my first Jimny tonight a 2003 with 130k. Its fitted with chunky tyres and wider alloys but nothing stupid & also looks to have a sus lift kit of around 2". Just had a full mot put on where it needed the rear brakes adjusted for this.. Mot history shows last year it needed the rear axle sorted as it had leaking oil from both axle ends (unsure of how this was sorted but i guess just new seals)..
Anyways.. all was good on the way home until 20miles in it felt like it had a rumble almost like a loose propshaft or something.. This got worse as i got closer to home. I could then feel a knotch/kick when braking through the pedal.. and could smell the axle oil. When getting home i've since found that the axle oil is dripping out of the drivers side drum.. it was the same if it was coasting or under load etc. Slower speeds were worse that high.

Would i be right in thinking it could just be a dead wheel bearings and seal?? Or possible a broken diff? Needless to say i know its going to need new brake shoes..
Any advice would be great.
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24 Aug 2019 05:38 #212602 by Lambert
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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have a bad bearing. They are available from the bigjimny store and have a fitting guide in the wiki section at the top of the page.

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29 Aug 2019 10:09 #212821 by kirkynut
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Yep, I suspect that they only replaced the leaking oil seal and not the bad bearing that was causing it to leak.

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04 Sep 2019 14:47 #213135 by Simonjimny
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Hi. I've fitted the new bearings kit.. more or less the same to fix as past 4x4s i've had.. the problem was a really dead bearing then trashed the seal so glad thats now sorted but the wheel flange has play 'in and out' (no side to side play) of about 1 or 2mm is this normal????
I've torqued everything up and everything went together well without any problems.

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04 Sep 2019 16:33 #213137 by facade
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There will be some axial play, as it is a single row ballrace without preload, 2mm sounds excessive though, compare it with the other side.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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04 Sep 2019 18:04 #213148 by Scimike
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Did you fit genuine or Big Jimny supplied bearings or something from a high street bearing supplier?

Just seen an article in Practical Classics that states you need C2 spec bearings (should be marked C2) for wheel bearing applications as it has reduced clearance to remove any play. Bearing suppliers could provide the equivalent C3 spec which have enhanced clearance, unless you ask for C2, this can result in play even when new. Not Jimny specific and something I was not aware of, just thought this was a good place to share.

I have no way of knowing if this is fact or fiction, but maybe when you have eliminated everything else worth a check?

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04 Sep 2019 18:41 #213149 by Simonjimny
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I used Blue Print / Ferdinand Bilstein from my local.. nothing on the box to say if they are c2 or 3 but it does say made in Japan. I remember my bearing shop saying anything china made bearing wise stay well way but jap & euro stuff is fine.

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04 Sep 2019 18:43 #213150 by Simonjimny
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That makes sence.. I just put a set of claipers next to it and its about 1mm or just under.. other sides dead so has loads of play

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