MITSUBISHIPajeroPinin-ShogunPinin-MonteroiOSWB-370 5

Luke Bray

Hi Allan, I drive a SWB Pajero which I love, but lately I’ve been having some problems when I engage 4WD. By process of elimination and the help of my mates we worked out that the passenger side CV shaft, thrust washer and wheel bearings were very much stuffed and the front driveshaft uni joints were shot as well.

After a few hundred dollars and a few hours on the tools I replaced all these parts and also installed brand new AVM hubs. However when I put it in 4WD I still get a large clunking noise. It sounds like the driveshaft but it’s too loud and inconsistent to be the driveshaft, especially after I’ve just replaced all the parts.

I pulled the cover off the front diff and inspected it to make sure I hadn’t stripped any teeth off my diff gears and they still seem to be in perfect order. So I’m stuck on what the noise is – any ideas?

Allan

Luke, not having the current mileage available it’ll be difficult to troubleshoot but I suspect a stretched transfer case beltage.

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MITSUBISHIPajeroPinin-ShogunPinin-MonteroiOSWB-370 5

Luke Bray

Hi Allan, I drive a SWB Pajero which I love, but lately I’ve been having some problems when I engage 4WD. By process of elimination and the help of my mates we worked out that the passenger side CV shaft, thrust washer and wheel bearings were very much stuffed and the front driveshaft uni joints were shot as well.

After a few hundred dollars and a few hours on the tools I replaced all these parts and also installed brand new AVM hubs. However when I put it in 4WD I still get a large clunking noise. It sounds like the driveshaft but it’s too loud and inconsistent to be the driveshaft, especially after I’ve just replaced all the parts.

I pulled the cover off the front diff and inspected it to make sure I hadn’t stripped any teeth off my diff gears and they still seem to be in perfect order. So I’m stuck on what the noise is – any ideas?

Allan

Luke, not having the current mileage available it’ll be difficult to troubleshoot but I suspect a stretched transfer case beltage.