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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Now into the 3rd month of my warranty claim for a knocking at the front of the car, the dealership have now decided to remove and inspect the gearbox(as instructed to by Mitsubishi), is there anything i should ask them to do, bearing in mind i am very hard up at the minute cash wise?? (just had to pay for new front pads aswell as a service).

At least i`ll know the whole drive chain has been stripped and inspected for nowt ;)

Rich.
 
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Re:Gearbox Going to be Removed, what shall i

What have they done to date to find your problem?

Are they stripping the gearbox or just removing it? If they stripping it get them to check the bearings, syncro's, speedo drivegear (mine was found to be worn when my box was stripped). Obviously if necessary the clutch is the prime candidate for inspection and possible renewal along with the release bearing and flywheel, could save you a packet in labour if they have to remove the box anyway.

Oh yeah get them to look through the transfer box via the driveshaft holes, if you can see all the way through it with no shaft 90° across the hole in the middle then you have a factory LSD fitted (mind you I think you had that stripped before anyway?).

LSD fitted...

Thanks to N.Ring for the piccy.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Just spoke to the dealership, they are still awaiting confirmation to remove and strip the box from the car. :/

Basically Mitsu are wanting to varify exaclty what the dealership have done, and ensure that all avenues have been looked at before they have to pay out alot of money for my people to remove/strip said gearbox.

A.F.A.I.K. the work that has been carried out so far is that the transfer box was stripped and the bolts checked (no fault found), they then found play in the front Universal Joint in the prop shaft so that was replaced (initially quietened things down but they`ve since returned to back to normal).Next they checked the drive shafts(no fault found).Lastly they have checked (at my recommendation) the front struts and top mounts(no fault found).Mitsubishi are also saying they`ve never heard of suspension legs and top mounts making rotational knocking noises, which is in very stark contrast to what i was told by a very well known Northern tuning house who themselves claim to have cured quite a few Evo6`s problems by replacing the stuts/mounts.

Also, i can get the car to knock on que as it were if i go around one of the mini roundabouts with the cobble stones cambering up towards the middle.I get a very destinct rotational knocking from the front right hand side...... which i put down to the fact that the car now has less weight on that side strut and top mount hence allowing movement.Having said that the car has also knocked going in a straight line on a perfectly smooth surface also( though its only happened twice)

So.....

1. Diff Bolts.(no fault found)

2. Front UJ Replaced.

3. Driveshafts.(no fault found)

4. Stuts and Top Mounts.(no fault found)

Totally baffles me!

Rich.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
oh, also asked them to keep me informed on the clutch/speedo side side of things.They will be doing a full inspecting of the bearings etc. anyways due to the nature of the fault :)


Rich.
 
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