MG-Cars.net

Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.

Recommendations

Parts

TR parts and Triumph parts, TR bits, Triumph Car Spares and accessories are available for TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR4, TR4A, TR5, TR6, TR7, TR8, Spitfire and Stag and other TR models are available from British car spares and parts company LBCarCo.

Triumph TR6 - rear end noise

Just got the '72 on the road for the first time in 15 years. Motor is running good, stays nice and cool, but is making a lot of clinking noises from the drivetrain as you disengage the clutch. Normally I would suspect a driveshaft u-joint, but this is the first TR6 I've worked on and I admittedly don't know the failure points on the rearend very well. Its really hard to tell from feeling the parts. I couldn't grab the main driveshaft very well because of the exhaust system, but it felt ok. The half shafts felt a bit loose, but this could have been slop in the diff itself. I assume the halfshafts have splines that can wear as well.
So what are the most common fail points?
-Bill
Bill Mertz

Bill-I don't know about clink, but wear in the splines, worn u-joints, and loose flange bolts, are the usual suspects for clunks. Also, dreaded broken right front diff mount or worn thrust washers in the diff. This is probably a good time to clean&lube the splines as it has probably never been done for at least 15 years, if ever. Happy hunting.
Berry Price
BTP Price

This thread was discussed on 27/05/2006

Triumph TR6 index

This thread is from the archive. The Live Triumph TR6 BBS is active now.