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Offline natainley

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2015 explorer XC clunking noise
on: October 12, 2020, 05:06:27 PM
So I was on my way home when I heard a dreadful noise from the bike, I thought i felt it in the rear brake pedal and I though the brake pads had failed but when I looked they was fine, I limped home and realised it wasn't the breaks at all but something to do with the drive shaft/gears as the problem was occurring as I changed down though the gears when slowing down. Having put the bike on it's centre stand I checked the rear wheel for any play and its all fine and freely rotates without any weird noises. I have started the bike on it's centre stand and slowly run through the gearbox, all the gears select normally and smoothly without any strange noises but I can hear a horrible clunking noise from within the rear swing arm. If anyone has any bright ideas it would be greatly appreciated  :467:

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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 03:53:29 AM
U-joint. You will have to pull the driveshaft to check it. If the driveshaft is ok it will probably be the bevel box.
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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 10:15:27 AM
*Originally Posted by bowlerman [+]
U-joint. You will have to pull the driveshaft to check it. If the driveshaft is ok it will probably be the bevel box.

Would I be right in assuming that the U joint is not repairable and that the shaft would need replacing if that was the fault?

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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 01:42:01 PM
Yup - looks like a 'one piece' shaft with UJs at either end!

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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 03:56:50 PM
You may be able to get new joints fitted at Commercial Propshafts. We had many UJ,s fitted by them. One example was a Scania steering shaft cost of new Scania shaft approx. £950. New UJ,s fitted by them for about £100 a joint. Old joints are replaced and secured with circlips shafts are also balanced.    Address...  Commercial  Propshafts 190 Kingsway South, Team Valley Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE11 OSH. Tel.. 01914821690.

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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 04:05:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Triple3 [+]
You may be able to get new joints fitted at Commercial Propshafts. We had many UJ,s fitted by them. One example was a Scania steering shaft cost of new Scania shaft approx. £950. New UJ,s fitted by them for about £100 a joint. Old joints are replaced and secured with circlips shafts are also balanced.    Address...  Commercial  Propshafts 190 Kingsway South, Team Valley Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE11 OSH. Tel.. 01914821690.

hmm might be worth looking into, what's the worst they can say ? :084:

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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 06:05:41 PM
ok folks news update!!!

Having waited 2 days for the rain to stop and my anger to subside I finally had the chance to take a look at the bike in the glorious dry sunshine, I took it for another test ride and there's this "grinding" noise, only when slowing almost to a stop. So I put it back up on the centre stand, started it up, put it in gear to see or hear if I could find anything but I can't make the back wheel turn slow enough in 1st to repeat the problem. whilst I'm sitting there scratching my head I Catch a glimpse out the corner of my, something is "wiggling".... why is my rear brake calliper moving?..... oh that'll be because one of the calliper bolts is missing :005: so a quick trip to the local store to get a replacement bolt for the pricely sum of £0.75p and with a bit of locktite to prevent any further mishaps she's all back to normal  :082: :467:

so thanks for everyone's advice, I'm so please it wasn't the £300 drive shaft or the £1500 final drive  :047: :046: :152:


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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 09:52:37 AM
That's brilliant, the sense of relief must of been great!  :467:

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Re: 2015 explorer XC clunking noise
Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 12:19:41 PM
Phew!

 


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