Discovery 1 Rear Axle
Please enquire for complete axle assemblies
The Discovery's rear axle - like the front - is an extremely rugged beam axle design, comprising a one-piece steel tube with a separate cast steel differential housing.
All of the component parts of the axle, such as the differential assembly, and halfshafts, can be removed and replaced with the axle in situ. It is rare for a Discovery to require a complete replacement axle and for this reason we have avoided listing full axle assemblies.
Nevertheless, if you should require a complete axle, please contact our sales department for price & availability (remembering to quote the year and VIN number of your vehicle, along with the serial number of the axle). D.I.Y. overhaul of the differential assembly is not really viable, due to the specialist tools and skills required, so we have listed complete differential assemblies, both new and reconditioned.
The serial number of the rear axle is stamped on the rear or top of the axle casing, on the left hand side (roughly in line with the axle breather).
Serial numbers comprise a 3-figure code, identifying the axle type, followed by the serial number and then a suffix letter (A, B, C etc.). The final drive ratio for all models is 3.54:1.
Important - ABS
ABS was introduced in March 1994 for the 1995 model year (VIN MA), necessitating some changes to the rear axle. In order to clarify the differences, we have divided the relevant parts into two categories: non-ABS vehicles and ABSequipped vehicles.
It is important to bear this in mind when ordering parts due to the safety-critical nature of ABS-related components.