Asked by: Volodymir Bawin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th May, 2020

How do I set the backlash on my ring and pinion?


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Accordingly, how do you know if your ring and pinion is bad?

“Rumbling or whirring” at speeds over 20 mph can be caused by worn carrier bearings. The noise may change while cornering or turning. Regular “clunking” or loud “clicking” every few feet may indicate a broken ring or pinion gear tooth.

Beside above, how do you use a backlash dial indicator? Attach the magnetic base somewhere so the dial indicator can sit on a ring gear tooth. Hold the pinion so it doesn't move and gently move the ring gear back and forth just enough to measure the backlash. If you move the pinion by moving the ring gear, you're not measuring backlash.

Similarly, can I reuse ring and pinion?

Like everyone has said,if set up properly, there are no issues at all with re-using the ring and pinion. If the gear set was set up properly to start with a used set is as good as a new set.

How do you adjust pinion depth?

Pinion Depth – The distance from the face of the pinion gear to the centerline of the ring gear. This is adjusted by adding or subtracting shims to the inner pinion bearing. 2. Pinion Bearing Preload-The preload applied to the pinion bearings when the pinion nut is tightened.

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