Jump to content

2019 Defender HD10 XT


Vader
 Share

Recommended Posts

Just recently I’ve noticed a noise, while turning, from the front end. More or less a light hum, groan or roar, for lack of better description. Not so much as a clatter or clunk. All this in regular 2wd mode. Any ideas? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since posting, I talked to the service manager where buggy was purchased. Was advised that most likely an issue with Visco lock...could try and service the front diff and go with a suggested heavier oil may solve it or replace under warranty, I have through Jan 2020. So taking it to a nearby dealer, not where I purchased it, and hoping for a resolution and not much grief due to not buying from them. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh man...I figured I’d go ahead and service the differentials and gearbox on my buggy...now mind ya it’s not a mud park ride...deer lease and casual trails bout it...as much water it goes through is a small creek to the bottom of floor board...to my surprise It appears the front fluid has water and the rear just don’t know...it looks more “normal” than the front for sure...pic shows front diff fluid to the right and rear diff fluid on the left...I replaced all fluids with Royal Purple and gonna see what it looks like in a few weeks...what say the forum?

2D8DD505-1409-4E60-A31B-96C755718DD8.jpeg

8A42F7C2-694F-4BC6-BBA0-7D5247A5C542.jpeg

E94AA14F-885F-450E-8B10-CFD9DE09B165.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
3 minutes ago, Scottb said:

Did this fix your noise problem?

Just a change of the fluid in the front diff did not help the slapping noise. But, further info received from another dealer, was to add a 4oz bottle of Ford friction modifier. After about  a hundred miles, give or take, noise has subsided and all seems good to go. That’s been some time ago now as well. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the update, both fluids looked like they had water in them the right hand one for sure. Since your describe fairly normal trail riding did you check the vent lines from the front and rear diff to make sure one or both hadn't come off or torn? I realize you changed the fuids a year ago. Normal color for the used diff fluid is dark almost black, lightly used may still appear dark green?

Your note on the Ford friction modifier is interesting since the visco lok front end dosen't have any sliding clutches per se and the visco part is sealed with its own high viscosity fluid which activates the movement to apply more force left or right. The friction modifier was used in pickup rear (Ford, GMC and Dodge) ends when they chattered going around a corner for example.

Good to hear everything sounds normal a year later.🙂

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, Andystoy19 said:

Thanks for the update, both fluids looked like they had water in them the right hand one for sure. Since your describe fairly normal trail riding did you check the vent lines from the front and rear diff to make sure one or both hadn't come off or torn? I realize you changed the fuids a year ago. Normal color for the used diff fluid is dark almost black, lightly used may still appear dark green?

Your note on the Ford friction modifier is interesting since the visco lok front end dosen't have any sliding clutches per se and the visco part is sealed with its own high viscosity fluid which activates the movement to apply more force left or right. The friction modifier was used in pickup rear (Ford, GMC and Dodge) ends when they chattered going around a corner for example.

Good to hear everything sounds normal a year later.🙂

Checked all external sources for the possible entry point of the water / condensation. Nothing located. I changed the second fluids fairly soon after the original. And there was zero issues like the first go around. So hoping no surprises awaits this far along. 
I’ve watched a couple YouTube videos on the visco lok system. No idea what the friction modifier helped out but the oddly sounding slapping, knocking, etc., noise from the front end left as a result of using it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...