Rear wheel resistance

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Rear wheel resistance

Postby Sidney'61 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:09 pm

Hi, I'm just checking the bearings as one of my fronts is a slightly rough so will need changing soon, with the car jacked up the fronts both rotate freely for a while after you let go as does the passenger side rear, the drivers side rear turns freely when pushing but barely continues when let go, of course it will have resistance from the diff but how easily should it turn? and should both rears have similar resistance?

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Re: Rear wheel resistance

Postby MColes » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:46 pm


Sorry... had to be done :roll:
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Re: Rear wheel resistance

Postby mike.perry » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:35 pm

One side of the rear axle will be turning the propshaft so will have more resistance and the diff action may turn the other wheel in reverse.

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Re: Rear wheel resistance

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:11 pm

I noticed when I recently fitted a new axle casing to my 63 saloon and ran it up on axle stands that the drivers side wheel seemed to have much 'go' than the ps one which was hardly moving at all.

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Re: Rear wheel resistance

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:24 am

Diff action will always bias to one side.

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