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About to change out VE Omega MY09 Diff

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VEdriver59, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. VEdriver59

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    I've brought a new (scond hand) diff off Ebay.

    I want to do a straight swap, out with the old and in with the new. I'm doing this cos the VE sedan had a clunk in the back of it since I brought it at auction year or so ago.

    I'm 62 years of age with arthritis just as background.

    I changed out a complete diff couple years ago on an EL falcon I had and that took me two days but this will be first time I'm going to try n swap out just the diff itself, assuming it can be done that way.

    How big a job is it? How long might it take me? I'm a reluctant amature backyard mechanic. I'm doing it myself cos I need to save the 450 - 500$ quoted by two shops in Perth.

    More importantly I need to know how to do it.

    Would appreciate any link to a guide, tips, description of how etc. Ive looked around the net and this forum trying to find such. I found some good tips from Andrew_Guppz in a post on this forum dated the 19 March 2012. Also found some tips for a VZ on the forum, dunno the difference to a VE and how much difference it makes.

    thanks in advance people.
     
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    Forgot to add this is a stock standard 3.27 non slip diff
     
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    not hard, there has been a few that have a write up, google on here VE diff change you should find something, are you sure its not just the bush's or the donut on the diff flange
     
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    Jacking up the vehicle

    I plan on putting the front on stands and jack the back up with a hydraulic jack and then put stands under the sides.

    I have usually jacked the back up using the diff. Is this still an OK thing to do with the VE as it looks a little fragile to me.

    Thanks
     
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    I jacked my VE from the Diff once, yeah it didn't seem very sturdy and I wouldn't do it again but the rear trolley jack points are not very well located (see page 6-10 of the owner manual)
     
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    It's fine to jack it up under the diff and then place your stands.
     
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    thanks all
     
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    are you sure its not just the bush's or the donut on the diff flange. Didnt know anything about that as a cause.

    I did take it to a bloke I think is a good mechanic. He put it on the hoist and got another bloke to put it forward reverse seveal times while he felt here and there. He said the lash was a little more than it should be but that he could feel another movement inside the diff.

    Push come to shove I cannt beleive any of them but I have to do something as there has been a clunk in the back end since I brought it a couple of years ago and sloly getting worse. I feel it vibrating now but only very slightly at 80ks.

    What causes the bush and donut to fail? and what are the symptoms?
     
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    vibration, clunking, bolts loose-symptoms, rubber perishes,
     
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    Been avoiding asking cos I was hoping someone might describe it, but what exactly is the donut?
     
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    Thanks for that
     

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