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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 10:42 am
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It was with the engine not running, both fronts in the air, in any gear, and me turning the wheels manually. 

The reason I noticed it was because I was tightening the driveshaft outer nut, and I put it in gear hoping to get a bit of resistance that I can tighten against, (before dropping it to the floor to finish tightening it on the floor).  But there was no resistance, just moving as freely as it was in neutral... so I thought there was something wrong.

:)

"Clunk sound" I mentioned, was something else unrelated, engine taking up slack and the unbolted passenger wheel falling off.  LOL

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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 09:26 am
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when you said they turn freely with it in gear and the engine running.....I take it you meant the transmission drag that makes em spin with the engine running out of gear,yup,thats normal

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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 08:33 am
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All good now, been for a test drive. 

Confirmed, I am a dumbass who makes everything more complicated than it should be. :D

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Thanks Rob,

I just got some advice on another forum, 

that with both wheels off the ground it is normal for them to turn (in opposite directions) even though it is in gear....

I am a dumbass... so I am going to try reassemble again and lower it to the ground...

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best guess is you aint engaged the driveshaft back into the gearbox properly.bit hard to be certain without seeing it tho,most cars have a circlip retaining the inner into the box and a circlip retaining the outer on the shaft,best guess is start with those.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 06:37 am
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Would be grateful for any urgent advice...

Took front passenger side driveshaft off...

Reassembled everything, but noted that it was in any gear but ***both*** the front wheels still turning freely. whilst in the air.

I had not touched the the driver side shaft...

Gently got into driver seat put it in gear wheels off the ground, gently raised the clutch with engine running, (stupid, I know) clunk sound, turned off engine.

What iswrong?

Passenger side is dismantled again. But I can't see the point of pulling out the drive shaft again. It is in where it should be... the fault has to be the gearbox...

The gear stick appears to be operationg normally.
Symptom is it is permanently in neutral, even though gear stick moving as normal and clunking as normal from gear change mechanism.

Last edited on Mon Mar 27th, 2017 07:48 am by wag

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 Posted: Sun Mar 26th, 2017 04:21 pm
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Retest fee. If they charge. We don't.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 26th, 2017 04:12 pm
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Hi, CV boot fail, (and battery but see other thread for alleged battery fail) \

Taking it back the next working day

for CV boot inspection....

Free restest or partial fee?

Thanks

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