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PajeroNL PajeroNL is offline
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Default Rear Diff Backlash

I have a NL Pajero 3.5lt 1998.

The rear diff has excessive backlash, about 10mm vs spec of less than 5mm, which makes for clunky gear changes, acceleration and de-acceleration.

Does any one know what the likely issue is and the lowest cost approach to rectify.

If I keep driving as it what is likely to break? Donít want to get stranded out bush...


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AndyNH91 AndyNH91 is offline
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Not sure on the prognosis for your car...

The only time I had serious backlash was from the CVs in the prop shaft wearing out. But if it is the diff, then:

You can replace the entire diff centre without removing the axle housing. Upullit in SA are quoting $99 for the differential, of course, you have to crawl under one of their cars first.

You could also remove the entire axle from hub to hub. That's probably closer to $250 for parts.

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