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Rearend noise

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10-03-2002 06:16:06

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Purchased a "WD" a year ago. The tractor had sat off and on since 1985. The engine runs strong and tractor pulls great. The problem is there is a whining in the rearend. The noise is definitely coming from the rearend area. The noise gets louder under stress. The noise does go away when the clutch is pushed in. It doesn't seem to make the noise in reverse. Any suggestions on what to look at to fix the problem.

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10-04-2002 20:43:58

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 Re: rearend noise in reply to Mike, 10-03-2002 06:16:06  
I used to have a girl friend that had a lot of
rearend noise, I put up with it, just couldn't
take her out in the public. Nothing I could do
to fix it, so just got rid of her.

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Tom Miller

10-03-2002 16:52:59

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 Re: rearend noise in reply to Mike, 10-03-2002 06:16:06  
You might have a main shaft bearing that is amking that noise. With my WD, the noise is getting a little worse every year. A little noise is OK but that is getting terrible. Isf the tractor has sat for sometime, there might have been some watter in the tranny and it made a rough spot on the bearing race.

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Dave K. (Fl)

10-03-2002 16:44:41

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 Re: rearend noise in reply to Mike, 10-03-2002 06:16:06  
We owned several WD"s new and they all howl like that, particularly under load. The WD-45's are quieter due to bevel cut gears. I would check my fluid levels and drain the finals, clean the pans and refill. Gaskets can be made or you can buy them (pricy) from AGCO. Spin the wheels all the way out to drop the gear pans on the final drives.


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10-03-2002 15:10:23

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 Re: rearend noise in reply to Mike, 10-03-2002 06:16:06  
Normal- especially noticeable in third gear, has a certain howl in it. Don't notice it in WD45's.

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Dave in Mo

10-03-2002 07:46:59

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 Re: rearend noise in reply to Mike, 10-03-2002 06:16:06  
My does it too. Original owner whom I bought it from told me it's normal. I dropped the pans to change the oil and the gears looked good, no junk in the bottom of the pans either.

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10-03-2002 06:37:22

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 Re: rearend noise in reply to Mike, 10-03-2002 06:16:06  

I believe the noise is normal for the WD's with the straight cut gears in the rear end. The late model WD's (curved shift lever) and WD45's had helical cut gears and were quieter. I've never experienced it firsthand, but I have a late model WD that makes little noise.

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