4kq center differential noise

james accordino ssgacc@yahoo.com
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:17:32 -0800 (PST)


Local bearing supply houses.  I either mike them or
just give them the # on the bearing and they cross it.
 Only thing I've been stymied on so far was the wheel
bearings.  No one could get them.  Otherwise I haven't
bought a bearing, seal or o-ring from the stealer yet.

Jim Accordino

--- William Perron <w_perron@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Jim,
> Thanks for the information.  Where did you get your
> bearings from?
>
> Thanks,
> Bill Perron
> --- james accordino <ssgacc@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On my 89 200q, the noise get progressively
> > worse/louder until I KNEW what it was.  A wiggle
> of
> > the output flange and the gear oil leaking
> > confirmed.
> > The rear bearing was crumbs.  Less than $25-30 for
> > both bearings (1 at the front and rear of the
> Tors*n
> > and the seal.  Actually a piece of cake.  I did
> the
> > job after coming home from work and was ready the
> > next
> > day.  I HAD the stuff and gear oil already.
> >
> > Jim Accordino
> > ps- check the output flange for excess play or
> gear
> > oil leakage
> >
> > --- William Perron <w_perron@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Experiencing a whirring/turbine/bad bearing
> noise
> > > from
> > > the center differential area.  Related to road
> > > speed.
> > > I had read previosly on the list that this might
> > be
> > > the front CV joint on the center driveshaft, or
> > > possibly a bearing in the center differerntial.
> I
> > > finaly was forced to drop the center driveshaft
> > due
> > > to
> > > the failure of the center support bearing.
> > > Unfortunately, the whirring noise is still there
> > > without the center driveshaft installed.  It is
> > > definately coming from the rear of the center
> > > differential.  I know that a few of you had
> > tackled
> > > the replacement of the rear bearing in the
> center
> > > differential.  Any tips/procedures would be
> > > appreciated as well as approx cost of bearing-
> i.e
> > > does it make sense to install a complete used
> > > transmisison?  Can the bearing replacement be
> done
> > > with the transmission still in the car?
> > >
> > > PS- I was able to drive the car around town w/o
> > the
> > > driveshaft w/ the center differential locked.
> It
> > > did
> > > not want to stay locked at highway speeds
> though.
> > > Would this indicate a weak differential lock
> > servo?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Bill Perron
> > > '85 4kq sans center driveshaft
> > > '95.5 S6 Avant
> > >
> > >
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