Just thought I'd say hi, and thanks for the help I've already got here! (I used the search. lol)
I just bought a Suzuki Carry about 5 days ago in need of a few repairs, so I started searching for good info and landed here. I'm not sure what year my truck is (how to I find out?) but it's the 3 cylinder 660cc with a manual 5 speed plus Extra Low, 4x4 with a locking rear diff. It came with a lift and 25" ATV tires. So far I've ran all the vacuum lines, and put the airbox back together to get it to idle, adjusted the clutch cable, fixed the rubber bushing in the steering bell-crank (temporarily? I found there was next to no rubber left at all, so I put a piece of rubber hose in there that was so tight I had to press it in, with a good helping of grease to keep it steering smoothly, it works for now until I get a new bushing to fix it right.) I got all the lights working, and I'm sure there's a couple other little things I'm forgetting. It was pretty much in need of some maintenance that was let go... Mileage is kinda low, 44,000 Km. Best part is I got it for $1500.
I've got a pretty good oil leak where the front driveshaft leaves the transfer case. From what I've gathered, it's just a matter of unbolting the d/s from the front diff, and pulling it out of the transfer case, then replacing the seal. Does anyone happen to know what size that seal is so I can order one and have it on hand when I start tearing into that?
Anyway, here's what I've got!
Nice looking Suzuki! Welcome!
Cr 28 x 47 x 8 Timken 222860 is what I used.
93 Suzuki Carry
23x8x12 Maxxis Ceros / 3.5" (Spring/Diff Drop/Spacer)Lift / 4x4
Thanks for the info on the seal! I ordered the same one assuming they will all be the same. I'm guessing my truck is close to a '93 as well, the seatbelt tags are from 93. Next issue will be figuring out how to lower the high speed idle, it runs at like half throttle until it's warmed up. I don't mind the auto choke and all, but if I could lower the idle speed while it's on I'd be happy.
Quick question about that seal... I got it today (the Timken part# listed above), and pulled the driveshaft out to change it. The old seal that was in there is a much smaller outside diameter than the new one. However, the new Timken seal is metal around the outer part, and fit tightly over the *outside* of the transfer case housing, and not inside the housing like the old seal. I had to drive it on, it's not going to fall off or leak. The inside diameter is a perfect fit around the driveshaft as intended. Is it ok to run the seal this way? It can't hurt to try I guess, and it's already on there and and can't leak any worse than the old one, so I've already put it back together. The old seal has numbers on it (23-38-10 I think, going off of memory). Should I order another in that size and expect to change it soon? lol
Personally, I think this Timken seal that fits over the outside of the housing is a great idea, since the original size seems hard to find. If it works that is. Here's a picture of the Timken seal pressed onto the housing, ready for the driveshaft to go back in...
Keith , I am in process of repairing my Suzuki with this same bad seal . Did the above Timken seal work ok on yours ?