Fixed... of sorts...
just the to do list
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Potential diff issue!
An issue has raised its ugly head it would seem... And I need the collected wisdom of the board to help me diagnose it...
Turning right today, from a stand still there was an almightly clonk from the front end (felt like the drivers side, but hard to tell). Wasn't doing anything exciting, just pulling into a side road as one would do, gentle acceleration etc.
I was only a few hundred yards from home and got it onto the drive without another large clunk.
Put the drivers side in the air, could turn the road wheel about 1 turn (or just a bit less) when it would effectively 'lock' - car out of gear and the passenger wheel on the ground... Put the passenger side up in the air it went round and round like you would expect a car to with a diff!
All looks ok, old and a bit rusty but ok! I've not been hammering the car at all, never do, drop clutch starts are not my style! The car goes through the gears smoothly when idling and seems to drive ok, though occasionally you get this clonk which is very loud and quite frightening to be honest! It has come on very suddenly - no problems before today (and I did all of 10 or so miles today).
Any thoughts? Not got a huge wallet so any repair work would be done by myself, I am thinking its secondhand gearbox time and try and fit it??
Any help gratefully received...
Final got the GTV... Now the fun of fixing and driving it begins!!
Last edited by MattCyclone; 31-07-13 at 05:27.