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Rusty 14bff gears

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by avgas, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. avgas

    avgas 1/2 ton status

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    ok I cracked open my free 14bff, it appears that I'm running into quite of bit of unexpected problems/ expenses.
    mostly just brake stuff, like the drums are shot, all brake hardware and wheel cylinders are toast(This was expected)

    But my problem is the actual ring gear has some rust on the gear surfaces where the gear was exposed to the air for years(the side the was in lube is fine of course). This is causing a slight amount of binding when the pinion meets those rusty gears. The rust isn't all that bad I think postly just surface rust with maybe some pitting underneath. What would you guys think of hitting each of those rusty teeth with some emery cloth/sandpaper? Do you think that would free them up enough to wear properly. I'd like to finish the work that needs to be done on this axle so maybe I can get it in next weekend.

    thanks
    -jake
     
  2. avgas

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    [ QUOTE ]
    ok I cracked open my free 14bff, it appears that I'm running into quite of bit of unexpected problems/ expenses.
    mostly just brake stuff, like the drums are shot, all brake hardware and wheel cylinders are toast(This was expected)

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    Sounds like a good time to swap to disc brakes. Sorry, can't help 'ya on the rusty gears. Mine had some rust but I just run 'em any way, they weren't near as bad as yours though.
     
  4. Shaggy

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    Just use a little Naval Jelly on the gears to get the bulk of the rust off, then change the oil after you put a few miles on the axle.
     

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