Too much play in rear diff (lock Right)

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Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:25 am

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It's been a while since I was on here last. I've had a bit of a break on the vit due to being a bit busy. It's stood for over a year and finally decided to do the few jobs on it.

I've got a issue with the rear diff. Think it's been there since I fitted the rear locker, which is a lock right. There is lots of play turning the prop shaft and it grabbing against the rear wheels. I thought the play would be between the pinion and the crown wheel where I hadnt put it back correctly. But I've now taken the diff out and the slack is fine.

The play seems to be in the lock right itself. Just wondering if this is normal or if not if there is a solution. As it makes it difficult to drive, having to release the clutch slowly to stop it banging when the slack is taken up. I was thinking it might be to do with not having enough shims in. Any advice welcome. Kev might have an answer??
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:10 pm

hi nige

is there any play (excess) in the side gears, if you used the original suzuki ones then perhaps they are worn? as far as i can remember, the shimming of the lockrite would only affect its locking/unlocking qualities. im going to fit one in my current vit when funds allow this time im going to get the full kit with new side gears included.

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Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:04 pm

Hi Nige

Thats normal with a lock right fitted mine is exactly the same but you do get to grips with it in the end,
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:46 pm

as above it sounds like normal lockright :-bd
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Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:49 am

Ah ok, thanks. I should have asked you before taking the diff out!!!

Kev, no there is no play in the side gears themselves. They seem fine.


The play is between the two clutches and the rods where the planet gears used to be. I guess you need play there for it to be able to disengage. I will leave it as it is.
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Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:00 am

NigeVitara wrote:Ah ok, thanks. I should
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Kev, no there is no play in the side gears themselves. They seem fine.
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NigeVitara wrote:Ah ok, thanks. I should
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I should! I'll have a question about rear disc conversion when the diff is back in!!

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Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:53 pm

i suppose the thing with lockrites is that they are quite crude in their engineering and as such the operation is also quite crude, work well off road though eh

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Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:12 pm

They are amazing, and cheaper than an air locker. I don't think I would like to have one in the front as well and drive it on the road.
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NigeVitara wrote:They are amazing, and cheaper than an air locker. I don't think I would like to have one in the front as well and drive it on the road.
wouldnt be an issue if you got free wheeling hubs fitted nigel :-bd
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Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:28 pm

Very true. In fact it wouldn't be an issue at all as it would only lock when it's being driven, which it isn't in 2WD!
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Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:03 pm

NigeVitara wrote:Very true. In fact it wouldn't be an issue at all as it would only lock when it's being driven, which it isn't in 2WD!
they are locked all the time they only unlock when going round corners as they are more of a unlocker than a locker
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Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:59 pm

kevin wrote:hi nige

is there any play (excess) in the side gears, if you used the original suzuki ones then perhaps they are worn? as far as i can remember, the shimming of the lockrite would only affect its locking/unlocking qualities. im going to fit one in my current vit when funds allow this time im going to get the full kit with new side gears included.

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