front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

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front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

Unread post by barron67 » March 4th, 2016, 6:55 pm

I have a newby-ish question, I have noticed my front tailshaft actually spins the front diff when in 2H without the front auto hubs engaging the front wheels (obviously).
I only noticed it because I changed clutch recently and had a few issues with transfer case leaking slightly.
Is that normal? the vehicle is a Mitsubishi triton mk 2.8 TDI

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Re: front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

Unread post by barron67 » March 6th, 2016, 3:44 pm

no one can answer that one hey?
even my mechanic had to call someone else

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Re: front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

Unread post by mydmax » March 6th, 2016, 4:21 pm

The mechanic isn't much good then if he can't picture what likely faults are possible.

Sound like it is in 4 High but you think it is in 2High. TC fault or linkage (likely) fault.

OR

The front diff is locked, Diff centre seized and One hub is also locked.

OR

Both front hubs are locked and not free.

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Re: front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

Unread post by barron67 » March 7th, 2016, 6:44 pm

no its not in 4H because with vehicle jacked up in 2H the driveshaft turns but front wheels don't, then on 4H front wheels turn, same in 4L which engages perfectly.
If only I could find a mechanic I can trust that knows 4x4's in Newcastle/ port stephens area.
To make matters worst I'm heading off to the Vic alps in about a months time.

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Re: front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

Unread post by Dmaxqld » March 7th, 2016, 6:51 pm

Does it have "super select" 4WD?

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Re: front tailshaft turning in 2H - is this right?

Unread post by barron67 » March 8th, 2016, 5:55 am

no, I don't think any tritons came with super select.

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