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Old 07-10-2014, 12:47 PM
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Exclamation ram 1500 grinds in first,second and third gear

i have a 1994 ram 1500, 5.2, 5 speed, 4x4, with a 4 inch suspension lift.
the clutch feels fine, no slippage, but it grinds in the first three gears, fine in fourth and fifth. i was told that it was probably a throw out bearing but im thinking not. ive done some research and am thinking it might be the transfer case output shaft bearing. any thoughts on this? and is there a kit to rebuild a transfer case? im afraid that there is damage because of driving it like that. thanks for any help.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:21 PM
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i have a 1994 ram 1500, 5.2, 5 speed, 4x4, with a 4 inch suspension lift.
the clutch feels fine, no slippage, but it grinds in the first three gears, fine in fourth and fifth. i was told that it was probably a throw out bearing but im thinking not. ive done some research and am thinking it might be the transfer case output shaft bearing. any thoughts on this? and is there a kit to rebuild a transfer case? im afraid that there is damage because of driving it like that. thanks for any help.
Sounds like bad synchronizers in your transmission.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:57 PM
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Trans gears grinding has nothing to do with t-case. I agree with Rescue35. Trans issue.

What size tires are you running, and what gear ratio in the axles?

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Old 07-10-2014, 06:26 PM
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im running stock tires right now, i think 275 16s, and it only makes noise when under pressure, completely gone when not on the throttle or gearing down. never any problems going into gear and i thought when the syncros go it will grind going into gear. i will look at the rear end and let you know what gears i have. thanks, just trying to fix the right part
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:27 PM
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Does it grind when you shift? Or only when actually applying power thru the driveline? Growl while driving????

Have you checked the snap ring on the t-case output shaft?? Fluid levels up to snuff?
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no noise when i shift, only when under power, i will check fluids. is there an easy way to check the output shaft?
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:22 PM
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Gotta drop the driveshaft, and pull the tail housing off the t-case. Not too bad of a job.
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i can get a 5 speed trans and tcase out of a 2002, will it work? i am going to pull the tail shaft off and take a look but it sounds pretty bad.
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What engine is it behind?
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the donor rig has a 5.2, same as mine
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also, if i swap the trans/tcase, should i replase the output shaft snap ring? ive been told that it is a common problem. what else should i do to the trans/tcase to prevent issues in the near future? it has 112k miles on it, thank you for your help
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Should bolt right in then.
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are the 231 and 241 transfer cases interchangable?
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also, if i swap the trans/tcase, should i replase the output shaft snap ring? ive been told that it is a common problem. what else should i do to the trans/tcase to prevent issues in the near future? it has 112k miles on it, thank you for your help
Don't just replace the snap ring, replace it with a Transfer Case Saver. It completely eliminates the trouble prone snap ring.
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are the 231 and 241 transfer cases interchangable?
Kinda. There ARE some differences. If that is the route you choose to go, get one from a donor truck same body style/bed length as yours, and grab the driveshafts as well. You can get hybrid u-joints to go from the larger shafts, to the half ton axles.

Bear in mind, 241s out of a diesel, or v-10, will have a different input gear, than the V-8 versions. (there were no v-6 3/4 ton 4x4's.)
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does it have to be off of a manual trans or does that matter? and thanks for all the help
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I think the input gear is longer on the manual..... I think.... It *might* work from an auto... not sure on that one.
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so I pulled the transfeer case and replaced it with a 231d, got it all back together fine and it still makes the same noises, in first, second, and third gear. also, the tcase that i pulled has a place for a three wire connector and the new one doesnt, can i switch rear output cases? and the speedo doesnt work, it dies when i brake to a stop, and the tcase shift pattern is different. any ideas? the old tcase is pretty wasted, the seals are leaking badly and show wear
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Trans problem? You have the NV3500??
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yes i have the nv3500
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