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Old 01-22-2014, 02:18 PM
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The difference in these carriers appears to be on the ring flange side,
the 2 carrier is machined deeper.
The 2 carrier has one big window and a small one, the 3 carrier has two big windows,
the 2 looks much stronger.

3 carrier.


2 carrier.

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Old 01-22-2014, 03:13 PM
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The 2 series is probably a 7.6 differential and the 3 series is probably a 7.5 differential. If you were here I could fix you up easily. I've got a pile of this stuff from jobs I've done over the years. I've hauled off many truck loads of these things, and I've still got more than I could use in many more years.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:31 AM
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The 2 series is probably a 7.6 differential and the 3 series is probably a 7.5 differential. If you were here I could fix you up easily. I've got a pile of this stuff from jobs I've done over the years. I've hauled off many truck loads of these things, and I've still got more than I could use in many more years.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:40 AM
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Removed the ring gear from my 2 carrier today.
I say removed, the bolts were not tight and it fell off...

Itīs cleaned up, the bearings are on, just waiting on the new ring and pinion..............start over.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:32 AM
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Had a great time on my back today getting rear end gear oil off the underbody, boy was that crud thick.
Had to use a scraper first then degreaser.

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Old 01-28-2014, 03:25 PM
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The new gearset arrived this morning.
The ring is on.


The pinion is in.....provisionally.


Let the fun begin again.
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This is where Iīm at today, installed new stainless brakeline.



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Axle revisited......

I had it all together and there was a whine from it, I thought, maybe too much preload and I wasīnt that confident using the crush sleeve elininator spacer.

So recently I did it over, pinion preload 20inlbs.

Tucked it back under the car and it still whines.
Chiltern says 15 - 30 inlbs on the pinion (new bearings) but where must it be not to whine ?

Should I now tighten the pinion nut a little at a time until it stops whining or was 20 inlbs already too much ?
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:58 AM
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20 inch pounds is about perfect. The noise is not coming from the pinion bearings, it's coming from the gears.

I just looked at your contact pattern and it looks like you could use about .002 more on the pinion shim. Maybe that would help. Some gears are going to make a little noise no matter how well they are set up.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:22 AM
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Doing the pinion shim is too much for me to do at the moment.
Iīve had the axle out of the car twice now.

As long as itīs not going to destroy itself,
I can stand the whine for a while.
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If you drive it with it the way it is, the gears will wear in that way("Take a set") and you will have that whine in the gearset forever, there will be no correcting it.
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Itīs not a loud whine.....irritating is what it is.
Anyhow Iīve just ordered up a couple of crush sleeves, pinion seals and a shim kit.
No parts for my back though....
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Just remember, some gears will make a little noise. It's in the way they are cut. If the operator doesn't get the machine set up just right the gears will make some noise, no matter how well you set them up.
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