posted February 15, 2003 09:56 PM
HELP - NEED INSTALLATION PROCEDURE, SET-UP, MEASURING INFORMATION, AND DO'S & DON'TS, ETC.
I'm installing the 'guts' from my previously (bent) 10 bolt GM rear into another housing.
Using same gears and bearings with the exception of a new pinion race, new crush sleeve and seal.
We installed the existing pinion setup as is (with a new race, crush sleeve and seal) and set it at 15 inch lbs. rotating force.
Then installed the ring setup as is. Measured the back lash and it was 0.019".
Moved some ring/bearing spacers (or whatever you call them) and got 0.010".
Read in a pamplet to set for 0.012"-0.014". It also said 0.004" tolerance.
ARE WE OK?
When we turn it it feels as though the gears are 'cutting' each other. (this is with no oil) Hmmm!?
How do you check to see if the gears are meshing properly? I have the pictures which show how they should seat/ride. What can I use to check that? Grease? Anti-sieze?
***If they are not riding correctly how do I correct that?????
WHERE CAN I GET THE 'SPACERS'?
Please, your help is appreciated.
PS The pamplet also said to check the distance from the pinion face to the center of the ring gear (perpendicularly). It's to be 2.508". (0.002"+/-) HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU MEASURE THAT???