Drive Shaft To Prop Shaft LinkageDifferential
Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:41 PM
Having installed both rear drive shafts, I can understand why they can (almost) independently rotate. This is the main purpose of the differential and allows one wheel to move at a different speed to the other so you can go around corners. What I didn't expect was that turning the prop shaft did not turn the drive shafts. It rotated freely and seemingly had no effect on the drive shafts. I was expecting some sort of direct linkage.
Is this normal, or do I have a problem with the diff?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:08 PM
If you have one wheel off the floor and you turn the prop then the wheel off the ground should turn.
If it don't then something ain't right?!
Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:52 PM
Nothing to add to previous response - prop shaft turning should turn at least one of the drive shafts (if up in the air) are they pushed all the way home so the splines are engaged?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:55 AM
Thanks all for you helpful suggestions.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:13 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:48 PM
Even LSDs I find a bit hard ...
It amazes me how anyone thought these up in the first place
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