Re: Rear axle clank when changing direction between forward and reverse (Discovery 2)
Quite possibly looseness in the splines. LR issued a Tech Service Bulleting
on this for the P38A/DII. The cure is to Loctite the hub to the axle. My
P38a is doing on the left rear (is that the O/S?)
Bulletin N o : 0001
CDS. ref: L8431bu
Discovery Series II Issue: 2
All Range Rover up to VIN: YA 434637 YA 435750
All Discovery II (System 2) up to VIN: Introduced at Job 1 YA 260194
All Discovery II (System 1) in VIN range: Introduced at XA 900000 to XA
CLICKING NOISE FROM REAR AXLE
When pulling away from rest in either direction, a clicking noise may be
the rear of the vehicle.
Excessive spline movement on either:
a) The rear axle shaft to hub spline, (Range Rover).
b) The rear differential flange to pinion spline, (Range Rover and Discovery
At the above VINs, the application of Loctite to the above spline locations
introduced during manufacture.
· In case of customer complaint on a vehicle within the affected range,
648 to the axle shaft or pinion spline as detailed below.
NOTE: Loctite 640, previously specified on Issue I of this bulletin, has
cancelled for use on vehicles in service due to its extended cure time.
· When reassembling rear hubs or rear diff flanges for any other reason,
of VIN, apply Loctite 648 to splines as detailed below.
NOTE:Loctite has been applied to Discovery II rear hub splines since the
of the model. Should a Discovery II rear hub be dismantled for any reason,
of VIN, Loctite 648 should be used on reassembly as detailed below.
and so on..
Emu Plains, Australia
1995 P38A Range Rover HSE 4.6 Litre V8
1985 110 County 3.5 Litre V8
"Paul Frost" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a Discovery Series 2 TD5. When I change direction between forward
> reverse there is a clank from the rear axle. It is definitely not a
> brake pad. It seems to be coming from the O/S wheel.
> Any clues please?