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    Posted: 22 Jul 18 at 22:10
Flicked through previous threads but saw nothing that helps me.

So recently I bought a syncro.. it was a mess to say the least.. all welded now and repainted..
The prop shaft was off when I bought it. The owner told me it was tight and caused the gearbox to need a rebuild.
Today I jacked the front up and turned the end of the diff and the front wheels turn straight away. Is this a sign the VC is tight?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KrisG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 18 at 06:22
I don't think so, it shows your front diff is working. It needs a difference in speed between front and rear axle to work.
I would have to google a bit to find the procedure to test.
 
!!dangerous part only at your own risk!!
One is to jack up the back with a jack that can roll. then shift in G or first gear (not sure which one) and loose the clutch slowly, it should crawl ahead.
!! dangerous part !!
 
In normal condition your syncro will drive 95% of the power on the rear wheels and 5 on the front.
 
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So if moves the van whilst on the jack and moving slowly it shouldn’t transfer power? I’m guessing if it does at low speed then the VC is tight?
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Thanks. I’ll give it a go
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