[DeTomaso] How much "Play" is Normal In Rear Drive
Joseph F. Byrd, Jr.
byrdjf at embarqmail.com
Mon Jan 30 11:09:07 EST 2017
To me, measuring the accumulated clearances and backlashes at their radius
(rx) using the extended radius at the wheel/tire (R) should have an
(R/r1) X ujoints + (R/r2) X splines + (R/r3) X differential X (R/r4) X
selected gear = wheel rotation
Now to define all those variables to see if 1" would be expected :)
I case you haven't seen this elsewhere. A nice bike ride from Helsinki to
Espoo. Skip the first 9:00, then turn up the volume and hang on for the
next 20 minutes.
This rivals anything in a movie/TV
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Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] How much "Play" is Normal In Rear Drive
I am not an expert on ZFs, but I have noticed the phenomenon
that you observed in both of my normally functioning ZFs. I think that
"they all do that".
Warmest regards, Chuck Engles
On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Chuck and Linda Huber wrote:
> I had my car jacked up last hight (both rear wheels off the ground).
> Rear bearings are tight (no lateral, or axial play in the wheels that
> would come from bad bearings.
> But if I have the car in gear (and I can't recall what gear), I can
> rotate one wheel about 1" before the "slack" in the drive is taken up,
> and the other wheels starts to move. Is this normal?
> I haven't looked closely enough (yet) to see if there is play in the
> (Spicer) or if it's all in the gearbox.
> I'm probably worrying about a problem I don't have.
> Thanks -
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