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Old 07-10-2014, 12:47 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.
 
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by davesredneckwine View Post
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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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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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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Old 07-13-2014, 11:46 AM
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the donor rig has a 5.2, same as mine
 
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