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Old June 16th, 2016, 01:53 AM
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Checking center diff end float

So I'm aware that Land Rover isn't known for making tightest, most noise free drivetrains but I think it's become excessive on my truck and I'd like to dive into the T-case and see what I can find. It really clunks loud when I let out the clutch or change gears and when it's parked in gear I'm getting about a 1/4 rotation of the driveshafts before it locks up so I think it's time to start looking, so I was curious if I could check end float with the box installed. For the center diff, can I check the float with the intermediate gear installed or does that all have to come out? Lastly, can I check movement on the input gear with it installed on the transmission? I've never opened one of these up before but I've been watching videos so.. I willing to at least take a look.
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Old June 17th, 2016, 07:07 AM
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Probably not end float issues, most likely worn input/output shaft splines or shaft collar bearing. This is a very common problem
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Old June 18th, 2016, 07:27 PM
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Loosing the washers inside the LT230 generally will cause some more issues!
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Old June 18th, 2016, 07:38 PM
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Remove the PTO cover and then rotate the output shaft back and forth to look at input spline wear.
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Old June 19th, 2016, 07:46 AM
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On the bench mine looked fine. No apparent gear wear or excessive lashing but in the truck there is some play when shifting. Over time I find you adapt to minimize the affects by timing your
Shifts and playing with rpms. Sucks but just another little character traits we love to hate sometimes.
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Been all over the Brit, Aussie, and ZA forums dealing with a clunk in my driveline.

Adjusting your shift or "live with it" are not the correct answers, according to those forums.

Properly toleranced and adjusted t-case, gearbox, clutch, and diffs will make the difference.
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Been all over the Brit, Aussie, and ZA forums dealing with a clunk in my driveline. Adjusting your shift or "live with it" are not the correct answers, according to those forums. Properly toleranced and adjusted t-case, gearbox, clutch, and diffs will make the difference.
That's helpful.
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