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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:49 pm 
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So when I replaced the intermediate shaft bearing, the intermediate shaft and the inner joint were almost welded due to build-up of rust. But now there's ironically a lot of play between the two parts, although the splines seem to be in good condition. This play is really annoying, specially when driving on small bumps; as it makes a LOT of noise.
I've replaced the joint once and the shaft as well but the result was the same... it seems like once the shaft is separated from the joint, there's always play between them when put back together.
Did anyone had similar issues? What did you do to solve the problem? I was thinking about JB-weld, but that seems a little radical to me, as it won't allow the shaft to be separated from the joint ever again...


Here's a picture of my spare intermediate shaft and inner joint... note that the bearing and carrier was removed.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:15 am 
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Nevermind, I used an epoxy-based glue and there's no more play... the car feels nice and smooth now.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Where did you get the intermediate shaft bearing from?

I've tried getting them here in the U.K but no one can supply, even Suzuki U.K said they couldn't get them :x

If it's an after market supplier do you have a name and part No you could let me have please.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:21 pm 
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swiftmotorsport wrote:
Where did you get the intermediate shaft bearing from?

I've tried getting them here in the U.K but no one can supply, even Suzuki U.K said they couldn't get them :x

If it's an after market supplier do you have a name and part No you could let me have please.

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Here's the info you need: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=56588&hilit=+bearing#p425094

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:28 am 
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Thanks for the info.

I may as well order one as the gearbox (dogbox) has got to come out again, as 2nd gear started making some terrible noises on the first stage of a rally I did 2 weeks ago :( .

I'll rebuild the shafts at the same time.

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Just an update.

Bought the bearing/s (I bought 2) and they are incorrect, they are 5mm to narrow (18mm), the standard bearing is 23mm.

Now fitted the new Dog box from SQS and completed one event, which we won our class (upto 1400cc) by 5mins and 21 secs :D .
The gearbox ran faultlessly all day.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:49 pm 
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swiftmotorsport wrote:
Just an update.

Bought the bearing/s (I bought 2) and they are incorrect, they are 5mm to narrow (18mm), the standard bearing is 23mm.

Now fitted the new Dog box from SQS and completed one event, which we won our class (upto 1400cc) by 5mins and 21 secs :D .
The gearbox ran faultlessly all day.

The link I posted shows the correct bearing-number. I bought one and it fitted perfectly. You probably order the wrong one...

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