Came out to find a black rubber pipe hanging from the top of the rear diff. One end attached to a pipe on the diff..the other end just dangling( its got a clip on it). Any idea whats it for and where it should go?? Ta Nik
Thank Chef...currently wrestling with a bottle of wine...will take a couple of snaps tomorrow...any particular view do you want? Ill put it on the ramps and get a good look. The rear diff looks a little "wet",where the transmission shaft enters the diff...Is it a big messy job rebuilding it or just let it weep? Ta Nik
Ok the pipe goes to/from the accumulator to the diff..think its got a banjo going into the diff...Ive enclosed a photo...Re the rear diff..mines a locking rear with a flashing orange light switch to the right of the steering wheel. Just trying to figure out how it works...As i switch my dash switch,it powers up the rear pump to fill an accumulator to pump air somewhere into the rear diff? So in theory, if I switch that switch air should come out of it or does it pull a vacuum? What does it actuate in the diff? Normally I fix bicycles so this is all new to me. Help as ever much appreciated..Nik ps my winter list is getting longerBild entfernt (keine Rechte)
It's a little compressor with a pressure switch. It should cut out at about 4psi, so putting your finger over the pipe should make it cut out. The orange dash light should go solid when the lock is engaged - flashing means 'something' is not working.
'02 K74 single cab.
Thanks guys...ill try that blocking test to see if it makes any difference. So that orange switch turns on the compressor so if put the gear box in 4 wheel low (green light 4 wheel drive light on the dash) I should hear it purring and then stop at 4psi. Ta Nik
Bloody genius's...yep I can hear the pump running when the orange light is on...then finger over the pipe end ,it slows down until it ticked every 2/3 seconds..sounds right? Which begs the question why would mitzy do that when they could simply have the switch activating a solenoid in/on the diff??
Another question..my winter list is getting longer and I need the truck daily till end Oct...is it ok to leave things as they are or am I better off blanking the tube in the diff and from the pump. I didn't even know I had a locking rear diff and prob don't need it 99% of the time but its dead cool!!! Its smoking a bit and thats my first job this winter. Ta Nik