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Author Topic: Versatrak Rebuild?  (Read 1947 times)
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« on: July 31, 2017, 11:34:00 AM »

Hello All,

I am taking my Aztek on a Gambler 500 at the end of this month. This is a project my father (who is a mechanic and has his own shop) and myself are working on. This is a low budget build, so if a fix is over $200 it will be hard to justify. I have completed a few repairs so far which includes repairing a front sway bar link, replacing a wheel bearing and getting the AC working again.

I never had the AWD Disable light come on, but when tried to get it to kick it on soft gravel it would not engage. I took it on a hoist and find that it can barely move the back wheels which can be stopped by hand. When replacing the Versatrak fluid, we have found clutch fiber pieces floating around. I am wondering of anyone has any knowledge to if the Versatrak can be rebuilt. Is there any rebuild kits available.
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 01:03:23 PM »

I took the Aztek on the Iowa Gambler 500 and the Tek showed me what it had out on the trail. I have decided I am going to run this thing into the ground. Literally.

I am going to move forward on the Rear differential re-build. I will try to update this post on the how to's. The clutch fibers found in the differential are probably from the wet clutch packs.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 12:16:15 AM »

Just wondering if you ever rebuilt your Versatrak and how it went?

When I first got my Tek, it made the groaning noise around corners so I changed its expensive fluid.  Some fibers came out, but the fluid wasn't burnt.  A few years later it groaned again, so I changed the fluid, but no fibers came out that time.  Soon after, the AWD disable light came on and it's never groaned again, nor has it engaged the AWD :-(

When I took it in for something else, the dealer inspected the whole car and said the AWD wasn't working because of corrosion on the connector.  I looked at it myself and found none, but that's as far as I got because it seldom snows here.

After I get done with this whole engine situation, I'll look into the AWD and also ABS issues..
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 01:23:13 PM »

Anyone know if there is a way to change the fluid activated clutch to an actual hard connection to make it a real 4x4? I think a cable actuated engagement to lock it in would be nice.

I have this crazy idea to buy an AWD tek and put a 3-4" lift on it and run some 31s... I know. I'm crazy. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 05:43:03 PM »

Rebuild clutchs are not available for the rear diff. I would wonder what he used...
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 08:26:04 PM »

Rebuild clutchs are not available for the rear diff. I would wonder what he used...

Someone has to make clutched since GM is rebuilding them. Be worth pulling one apart and getting some measurements to find out what’s out their.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 10:59:26 AM »

I believe they might be using something from the Saturn Vue, it had a similar rear diff, but is was also way different.
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