Gear Noise

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Arnold Hite

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>Chris,
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About your gear noise: It would nice if your gear noise is simply
low gear oil, but my money is on a bad bearing. I had a perfectly
functioning transmission in my 64 Amphi, but it was so load that I wore
ear plugs when driving it. After changing gear oil twice I finally
pulled the transmission. I had two bad bearing cages. One was so bad
that the roller bearing had fallen out and were found down in the casing
bottom. It worries me that your was recently rebuilt. Still, I bet
that's your problem.
If you every discover the cause of the noise please post . I
would like to know.

Arnold Hite
Johns Island, SC
 
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Arnold Hite

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> Chris,
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This is my second posting about your gear noise. Before you go to
all the trouble of pulling the transmission, have you confirmed that the
noise is not coming from the drive shafts or the wheel bearings? Wheel
Berings can make a lot of noise, long before they fail.

Arnold

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chris_skeeles

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> This is my second posting about your gear noise. Before you
go to
> all the trouble of pulling the transmission, have you confirmed
that the
> noise is not coming from the drive shafts or the wheel bearings?
Wheel
> Berings can make a lot of noise, long before they fail.
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> Arnold


The only clue that I have with respect to wheel bearings is that the
noise does NOT happen when rolling in neutral. Only when under power
load and accelerating or decelerating while gears are engaged.

Another hint is this:

While going down a good size hill in say 4th gear, I can eliminate
the noise by keeping the engine throttled with enough power to match
that of the gravity that is pulling me.

In other words, can be quiet while the tranny is neither pushing nor
pulling yet vehicle is moving with gear engaged. If I push on
accelerator more, noise comes, if I let off a bit, noise comes.

Front and/or Rear main shaft bearings is what I may be leaning to. I
will certainly keep you all informed on what I find.

Chris
 
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