Final Drive Check Question

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by slickgj, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. slickgj

    slickgj Adventurer

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    I did a ton of reading and searching and I have a question I didn't find a specific answer to, or maybe I just missed it (sorry). I don't want to beat the FD check to death but:

    I am looking at an 02 1150GSA and the FD is solid when checking at 3 and 9, but there is slight play at 6 and 12. Since the play is only noticeable at 6 and 12 would this likely be an indicator of a pivot bearing issue vs the FD drive bearing?

    thanks everyone,
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Have someone hold the brake. If you still have play it is your pivot bearings. If not it is your FD bearings.

    Jim :brow
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  3. slickgj

    slickgj Adventurer

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    Thanks Jim, will do that.

    It's not a lot of play and it's solid at 3 and 6 so maybe just an indicator its just starting to go. Will try the brake check.
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  4. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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