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Chiped pinion gear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrbill, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. mrbill

    mrbill 1/2 ton status

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    I just bought a used 3.73 setup. Seems UPS was a bit ruff on it and the Pinion gear got lose. The out side tip of a few of the teeth were chipped, some quite abit. Just the tip and not to the face / wear surface. Is this going to be OK?
     
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    It'll be fine. You could grind that area off without hurting anything. Make sure any edges are smoothed over so they don't cut into the ring gear.

    I ground five teeth of my DD's ring and pinion just so I could put my lockright in.
     
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    thanks
     
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    That is, assuming the chipped area is not in the contact pattern.

    There is a tech article at www.ring-pinion.com about this.
     
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    What Tim said. But, hmm, wonder how they did that. Its not like its easy to chip. Sure it wasnt chipped before UPS?
     
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    make UPS pay for it, then put it in, then you have xtrr cash
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What Tim said. But, hmm, wonder how they did that. Its not like its easy to chip. Sure it wasnt chipped before UPS?

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    i sold him the gears, i had an employee package them, apparently he didnt do a very good job. i hope they're still ok. they were in perfect shape before they went into the box.
     
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    if they were insured... get the insurance $$$
     
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    I'm happy with the deal!! - Jonny-K5 has been very helpfull. The pinion got lose in the box and bounced a bit. Sounds like the chips won't cause any problem being out on the tips and not on the wear area.
     
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    they were insured, 100$ each box. if you can get it that would be cool.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Its not like its easy to chip.

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    Actually the outer corners of gear teeth are pretty easy to chip. At work on Monday, I put a gear from the transmission I was rebuilding down on my bench (1/4" steel top). It slipped out of my fingers and fell approximately one inch to the tabletop, and 2 teeth chipped.
     

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