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Half shaft wear

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Rorie, Oct 4, 2018.

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  1. Rorie

    Rorie Active Member

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    Is it possible to identify the wear on a half shaft by looking at the splines, or so you really need to feel for play when built into the hub /diff?
     
  2. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Yes, no .. ;)

    Images of a google search, top one is a excessive, but the new shaft on the right shows what the splines should look like. The bottom image is a worn shaft, the tops of the teeth are shiny because of wear, sharper, and have a changed profile from relatively square to mostly triangular .. ;)

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    Rorie Active Member

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    Here are a few photos of the half shaft I just pulled out last night.

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    theres the start of wear but not enough to worry about yet
     
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    Yeah they look servicable
     
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    There's another 100k in that.
     
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