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Re: 1988 Fiat Panda 4x4 Sisley "Four by Fork"

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Haven't used the 4x4 in a few days as the Fizz finally got some attention again, but here's a picture I took on the lane

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Current wishlist (birthday is coming up )
  • Inner driveshaft gaiters
  • Inner driveshaft bearings
  • Outer driveshaft gaiters
  • Prop shaft CV joint gaiters
  • Gearbox oil



My current plan is to take a good look at that front CV joint area on the prop. If I can pack the CV with grease then hopefully it will help the problem and then I can replace the gaiters.



Lots of gaiters! Once all replaced then hopefully that rattle isn't so prominent, the gearbox oil won't go all over the floor and the outer driveshaft gaiters will stop coming up on the MOT advisories

Loads of gaffa tape is a start !!
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Re: 1988 Fiat Panda 4x4 Sisley "Four by Fork"

Taken to the pit today. Typical rust and oil underneath but overall not bad! Checked gaiters, inner driveshafts have oil on so may need replacing anyway, outers do look fine actually but they came up as an advisory so again, still looking at replacing.

The main reason for getting the Fork on the pit however was to check the prop. The prop shaft was undone from he CV in front of it, and the CV then packed with grease. Put back together to see how it went, turns out the noise still occurs! So, next plan of action is to remove the prop completely and clean it up even better with new grease but we ran out of time today. Then once it has been cleaned up completely I can gauge if I need a whole new joint or just a new gaiter.
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Taken to the pit today. Typical rust and oil underneath but overall not bad! Checked gaiters, inner driveshafts have oil on so may need replacing anyway, outers do look fine actually but they came up as an advisory so again, still looking at replacing.



The main reason for getting the Fork on the pit however was to check the prop. The prop shaft was undone from he CV in front of it, and the CV then packed with grease. Put back together to see how it went, turns out the noise still occurs! So, next plan of action is to remove the prop completely and clean it up even better with new grease but we ran out of time today. Then once it has been cleaned up completely I can gauge if I need a whole new joint or just a new gaiter.

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Ok Owen it could be the rubber bearings does it happen when in 4 x4. If not that could be the case
If the prop is dented it also could be cause of vibration
The whole prop assembly can be removed leaving"" fork "" still drivable !! Whilst you refurbish
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Throw that adjustable spanner away
There the devils work
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Ok Owen it could be the rubber bearings does it happen when in 4 x4. If not that could be the case
If the prop is dented it also could be cause of vibration
The whole prop assembly can be removed leaving"" fork "" still drivable !! Whilst you refurbish
Does the noise happen in 4x4? Hard to tell, only used 4x4 twice so far and both times never get fast enough to hear the noise because it tends to be prominent when cruising at say 30 or when letting off the throttle and decelerating. Hopefully a closer inspection of the CV with the prop off will determine if I need more bearings/joints or just clean and new gaiters!

Prop doesn't look dented though, and yes prop assembly is planned to be removed so I can take that closer look Will mean I'll have to stay away from the rough stuff a bit longer but with the driveshaft gaiters to look at as well then that's fine, still got time!
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Throw that adjustable spanner away
There the devils work
Only to be used for throwing across the garage when pissed off with pandas
The adjustable isn't actually mine or my father's, when we were packing up we had no idea how it got there!? We think either my granddad left it out while working on another car or my little cousin was playing around with lots of tools and ended up putting one of my granddad's tools with ours
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Ok are you sure it's not a wheel bearing or even a buckled wheel all sorts of things can make noise
The prop shaft is a task if not attempted before so get some advice first or check other threads !!!!!
If you strip down the cruciform message me !!
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The adjustable isn't actually mine or my father's, when we were packing up we had no idea how it got there!? We think either my granddad left it out while working on another car or my little cousin was playing around with lots of tools and ended up putting one of my granddad's tools with ours
A tall tale
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Ok are you sure it's not a wheel bearing or even a buckled wheel all sorts of things can make noise
The prop shaft is a task if not attempted before so get some advice first or check other threads !!!!!
If you strip down the cruciform message me !!
Have you seen the video of me moving the prop from the underneath of the car? It makes the similar noise when you move the prop (coming from the direction of the front cv) so shouldn't be anything other than the prop or the joints associated and attached to it, it's just finding out which part of it is to blame which unfortunately means I'm going to have to take it off and have a look! Hopefully soon because I want to get off road with some mates and consider Andy's trip as well!
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A tall tale
I promise we left it over in granddad's toolbox! Not ours!
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Yep it's your mover shame hold your head low. Very low
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