4x4/4WD/SUV Mechanical Repairs In Glendenning Near Blacktown & Mt Druitt Australian Owned And Operated
Four wheel drives suffer from all the common car faults and problems. The good news is that they are usually stronger and more rugged than cars. The bad news is that there are more mechanical bits - more to go wrong. Some owners think that a 4WD can do anything and needs no maintenance but this is not the case.
Many a four wheel drive (4wd/4x4/Suv) requires more maintenance than an ordinary car, however access is usually easier due to the vehicle's height and general size. There can be two axle differentials, gearbox, transfer case, steering swivel-housings, steering box, steering idler, engine that can need their oil levels checked regularly and all are susceptible to water contamination from wading. Did the previous owner check them all and change them regularly? Oil that is contaminated with water has a milky-brown colour. What about the universal joints (there could be six or more) and the prop-shaft slip-joints?
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4wd Suspension Repairs
Heavy loads and corrugated roads can lead to sagging springs. Sagging springs can cause hammering of suspension bump stops and lead to chassis damage. Heavy front-mounted winches make this more likely unless stronger front springs are fitted.
4WD shock absorbers (dampers) have a very hard time. Look out for fluid leakage, although a test on a dynamic test rig is the only way to be sure of the shock absorbers' health. Are the shock absorber mountings and the bushes sound?
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Note - A diesel engine in good condition should produce no visible smoke from the exhaust, under most operating conditions. A short puff of smoke when an engine is accelerated under load may be acceptable, due to the lag before the turbocharger speed and air flow is able to match the volume of diesel injected into the cylinders. That would only apply to older technology diesel engines, but with modern type diesels, no smoke at all should be evident.
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