noisy rebuilt 9"

noisy rebuilt 9"

Joined: June 14th, 2005, 9:57 pm

May 18th, 2011, 12:21 pm #1

I have a completely rebuilt 9" traction lock. All new bearings, spider gears, side gears, clutches etc. It's a Richmond Gear "excel" 3.50 set.

I used Ken's awesome video for the build up and thought I had everything right but when I took it for the first 10 mile cruise I had a decent howl when coasting and when I got back the rear of the housing was pretty warm to the lay your hand on. The BL marked on the ring gear was .008 and I checked 3 places and got .008 to .010, and the pattern looked good. Should I pull it back out and recheck things before putting any more miles on it or continue with breaking it in?

Thanks,
Tim
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Gary
Gary

May 18th, 2011, 1:22 pm #2

I bet you have the carrier bearings adjusted too tight. That will cause the heat and will destroy the new bearings.
I know from experience!
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