How do I know my front drive is working properly? Is there a way to test that my centre clutch packs are not too worn etc?:nervous:
I was going to suggest something similar (give it stick in the wet, see if it straightens via the front wheels), however the torque meter only indicates the signal the computer is sending, not the actual transmitted power measured.I usually test when it's raining. Rev to 6500rpm and dump the clutch, watch the torque needle max out
I think you also need to manually put some resistance (ie. your hand) otherwise it only shows that there is 'some drive'.To test the awd jack the whole of the car up securely at the rear using a decent jack and making sure the jack wheels are pointing forward . Then pull away slowly . If the awd is working as soon as the rear wheels go round it will transfer the power to the front and the car will move .
Do it slowly and carefully - you dont need to be on anything more than minimal revs as the rear wheels will give the impression of spinning immeadiately.
We are not talkng about autos which are different.I think you also need to manually put some resistance (ie. your hand) otherwise it only shows that there is 'some drive'.
Example: consider a flogged out auto box, it will still turn the wheels with no load, but doesn't have enough 'grip' in the clutch packs to get the car going
But the awd systems transfer case uses clutch packs in the same fashion as auto boxes do.We are not talkng about autos which are different.
The above works and was how Abbey tested my AWD while I watched.