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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010 Thread Starter
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Need help in Anaheim Diif gears

I purchased a T-lok, install kit, 3:73 Motive gears and Royal Purple. I had them installed at a local reputable shop but the gears are very noisy at cruise or no load. I believe that the set up is bad and that the gears bearings are good quality. The shop is stone walling me but I will tahe that up with my credit card company. Does anyone know a good gear shop in or near Anaheim. I drove the car very gently for about 10 miles and parked it. I am hoping that the gears can be saved with a proper set up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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thats a shame. did they drive it or at least go for a ride to hear it? maybe its not the gears, maybe its the pinion bearing from not torquing the crush sleeve right? course it could be a few things. they should at the least check it or re do it.


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They drove it but I didn't have chance to before they closed the doors for the evening. I got in it and started to drive home and heard it right away so I called the shop and got the manager before he left. He started telling me "it's parts and not the install" so that kind of set tone for how this will most likely go. I searched the forum before I posted and most everyone them indicated that the install is what is making the gears whine more like scream. Its piercing at 60 mph. I hope someone knows a good shop in my area.
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If anyone wants to know, I took my car back to the shop that installed my gears this morning and they came through. They are are redoing the set up and if it is noisy when they finish they are going to send over to a local shop "Unitrax" and have them install a new ring, pinion and bearing kit at their expense. They had my car for about an hour this mourning when they called me back and said that they didn't get the pinion depth quite right and that they weren't able to set the backlash quite right either because the kit didn't have a shim that was exactly the thickness to set it right on.

Its a bad story gone good in this case. I will post the final outcome when its all over.
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sounds like they rushed it the first time. as far as the shim, that install kit comes with a stack of shims. its good they are making it right though. post back how it goes

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They said they needed a combo that added about .005" to the left side to tighten up the backlash but weren't able to do it because there were too many duplicated sizes in the kit. They are stand up guys though and I will do business with them again.

Thanks for your interest amustangrocks.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
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