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Author Topic:   new gears squeal
posted July 10, 2003 10:26 PM
Hey guys,
Just had my Ford 9 inch rebuilt for different gears. The old ones started squealing as I went around the track. We rotated the tires back and forth and noticed that there was way too much play in the gears. Upon inspection my guy said they were chewed up. The new ones were only used to pack the track and then run an 8 lap heat. During the feature, the guys pulled me in because it was squealing again. Later in the night we listened and it sounded more like a grinding noise. I use 5 inch offset wheels and had to grind on the calipers to miss the wheels. I'm pulling it to check, but any comments or suggestions. Do gears need to make a heat cycle or do they make this noise before they seat in?

Ryan Lingner
posted July 10, 2003 11:15 PM
Sorry bud but the gears are done. I've seen guys kill them and never leave the pits at the drag races. Sounds like the set up was off when they got installed.

posted July 10, 2003 11:17 PM
I just put gears in my 10 bolt at the beginning of the year and they haven't squealed, and according to Richmond gear, you're suppose to run a couple 6 to 15 lap sessions, checking torque between, after they cool. Not sure if it's different for a 9" though, hope that helps.

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