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05-08-2004 19:39:02

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Just bought A 1949 WD & it runs very good But it makes A growling noise when in motion.Being A 1949,I know after years of service it`s bound to make some unusual sounds.Just wondered if this could be A problem.Any ideas? Thanks,Don.

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05-09-2004 18:21:57

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 Re: Growling WD in reply to Don, 05-08-2004 19:39:02  
the first thing to do is check the oil in the trans/rear end and final drives.

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Phil Johnson

05-09-2004 08:39:40

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 Re: Growling WD in reply to Don, 05-08-2004 19:39:02  
Final drive noises are quite common on WD's. Mine has the usual howl from the final drives. The WF has the same final drive and mine has a growl which seems to be from the right side , especially at higher speeds or under load. I have been told that this is a bad bearing in the hub or in the drive axle. I haven't had a chance to get in there to check it out, but will have to soon as it is getting worse.

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05-09-2004 19:56:22

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 Re: Re: Growling WD in reply to Phil Johnson, 05-09-2004 08:39:40  
Hi, yes first check all the fluids in the rear. If they are topped off, chance are it is normal. These have straight cut gears in them and cause a whine or growl type sound when they mesh. Very distinctive of the tractor, but normal. Just make sure you have good clean fluid in em and they'll be fine. I f anyone asks what the sound is, just tell em you got blower on it!

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