vdj79 rear axle

rod Feb 1, 2018

  1. rod

    rod New Member I am in australia

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    Just about to do the rear wheel bearings on aVDJ79 and am wondering if there is a special procedure for removing the rh rear axle because it has the factory diff lock on that axle
     
  2. David

    David Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The book said put the diff lock in, but I did mine without and all was good
     
  3. rod

    rod New Member I am in australia

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    thanks David , a mate of mine did his and he said he had trouble getting the axle back in because the splined sleeve dropped down a bit, so i guess if the diff lock was engaged it may hold the sleeve in place better
     
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  4. rod

    rod New Member I am in australia

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    Can anyone confirm that the rear diff lock needs to be engaged when you remove the rear axle from a vdj79 cruiser
     
  5. David

    David Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Must be the same as a 80 series, be loads on here will know for sure if the lock should be on or off
     
  6. BonZa

    BonZa New Member I am in australia

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    according to the Haines manual you only put the diff lock on if you remove the entire axle assembly. if removing the axle shafts only in order to service the wheel bearings then the diff locks do not need to be engaged.
    However I watched a you tube clip that said to remove the short shaft the locker needs to be engaged. on the same you tube clip that comment has now been removed
     
  7. Kimbo

    Kimbo New Member I am in czech_republic

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    No, it is not necessary to engage the diff lock to remove the half shafts. Factory diff locks are only engaged as long as electricity is supplied to the electro magnet, so you don’t really want to leave your ignition on while you change wheel bearings.
     
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