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kombi/transporter problems

Post by ridwaangallow » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:27 pm

Hi everyone

My name is Ridwaan..

I recently acquired a kombi(as known in RSA), and discovered that the diff is chewed up.. she runs regardless of the diff factor, but i wanted to knpw if there is anyone whp could actually advise me on how to do this over myself instead of taking it to a gearbox mechanic?

The reason is because i love doing things myself & getting my hands dirty..

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Re: kombi/transporter problems

Post by aussiebug » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:07 pm

Delving into the transaxle is generally a job for a tranny rebuilder as there are a lot of specific clearances and alignments. Some special tools are needed too.
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Re: kombi/transporter problems

Post by Marc » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:34 pm

How was this diagnosed? Is this a swingaxle rear suspension with reduction gearboxes at the ends of the axle tubes, or an "IRS" one that has exposed drivelines with CV joints at each end?

Assuming that the ring & pinion gears are still serviceable, the gearbox portion of the transaxle will not need to come apart. The differential carrier assembly is the first thing removed and the last thing installed.
However, any time components in this section are replaced it can (and usually does) affect the ring gear "backlash" and the required preload on the differential carrier bearings - as Rob said, some specialized (and expensive) tools are needed to check & set these things...you also will usually need a collection of various-thickness shims to achieve the adjustments. It's really not a job for a novice to tackle.
You could perform the removal of the engine & transaxle yourself to save some money...that'll also keep the vehicle at your place rather than at some shop if it turns out that the damage is more extensive than anticipated.

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Re: kombi/transporter problems

Post by KyDale » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:14 pm

Hello I'm a newbie. Hoping everyone gets answers including me lol.
So far I've tried 3 different cameras at smallest possible and I get message,
error file too large. No way something in the site is blocking my photo.

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Re: kombi/transporter problems

Post by cbeck » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:31 pm

My pics are stored under pictures. When I click right on the pic I choose edit, then resize, and make em 800x600 before I load them into stf. Hope this helps. I am not computor savy.

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Re: kombi/transporter problems

Post by Piledriver » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:35 am

KyDale wrote:Hello I'm a newbie. Hoping everyone gets answers including me lol.
So far I've tried 3 different cameras at smallest possible and I get message,
error file too large. No way something in the site is blocking my photo.
file too large
Not image too large.

800x600 jpg or .png under 125kB will load fine.
Any file over 125KB simply won't.
Your cameras may be trying to save a lossless jpg , or in RAW format.
Save it as a medium quality jpg, no worries.
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