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Offline Goggleeye

Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2019, 09:52:30 AM »
I donít think any of the teeth are close to 1/4 of the way worn. The picture above shows the worst wear anywhere on both the transfer case and transmission. I think my main concern is those inner teeth on the output shaft. I donít know all my terminology but in the picture, itís the gear on the left and I think itís what engages the 4 Wheel Drive.

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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2019, 10:37:45 AM »
For one thing lets get this straight..... your pic shows Dana 18 gears and not Borg Warner T90 gears.

Those gears are probably O.K. but it would help a lot if you can take a closeup pic of the worst.

Offline Rus Curtis

Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2019, 12:02:58 PM »
Unfortunately, no images for me......
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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2019, 12:07:59 PM »
I got image on post #12.
Showed  no image until today....

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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2019, 08:23:24 PM »
I'm a little confused too.  I didn't see the photos before, so rambled on thinking we were talking about 1st/Reverse sliding gear in the T90.

The TC gears pictured look good to me.
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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2019, 10:45:00 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I have no idea why the pics didnít show. I have a rebuild kit on the way from Novak. I did run in to an issue when I was removing the seals. Apparently at some point in the past someone broke part of the seal seat on the output housing, as can be seen in the picture. Thoughts on need of finding a new housing? It was not leaking there before- the e-brake area was nice and dry.

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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2019, 10:32:02 AM »
The seal counter bore on the rear bearing cap ooks perfectly service-able .

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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2019, 11:24:31 AM »
Are the 124 and 129 tooth ring gears interchangeable? I need to replace the ring gear and the starter, and given the 124 tooth ring gears and compatible starters seem to be much more common, should I switch over? Thoughts? My 53 is one of the late production models, and has the L head with the 129 Tooth ring gear.

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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2019, 07:31:48 PM »
Yes you can easily swap between 124 or 129 tooth ring gears so long as you have the appropriate starter bendix.
129 tooth gears are generally a better system because  12 volt starters can be installed.

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Re: Tranny time - have it done or tackle myself?
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2019, 04:25:05 PM »
Thanks for the info. My starter guy was able to verify the starter model # and it is the one that matches the 129 tooth ring gear. He said the starter is repairable and he should have me going for about $100.