Trans Noise

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  1. TRUCK ACTION

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    So after living with this ##**## noise from my tranny for way to long & even after pulling it out & having it gone through & the noise is still there!!
    I talked with my friend Ricky ( a Toyota expert) & a change from my W55 to a W58 seems to be in order.
    Found one, bought it & will go get it next week. Another winter project!!
     
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    Hopefully you can give us a good comparison between the 2. I have a W58 but have never driven with any other W series trans.
     
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    I guess it depends on the rear end you have i had a 58 and keep the original rear end 3.07 i believe and loved it quick get up and go but fwy sucked however after i switched my rear end to a 8" g662 code from a 4spd it got better highway rpms but my launching was hesitant when taking off from a dead stop
     
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    Rear end is 3:73, here's the W58 all cleaned up.
    Will pull my W55 probably in Nov, when show season is over.
    My bell housing & rear tail shift will go on this. 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg
     
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    W58 is almost exact replacement for the L43. Should work fine.
     
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    Not sure what the L43, the W55 is my stock trans
     
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    Haven't pulled it yet but have been talking to a lot of shops & it is sounding like the noise may be in the rear end!
    I did drain the oil at the rear end & not a lot came out,should have 1.8qts got maybe 8ozs, refilled & noise is still there. Will be pulling the 3rd member & taking to a specially shop for inspection. If not rebuildable I have located a replacement used one. So will test drive again before I swap the trans.
     
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    what about carrier bearing on the split driveshaft, since you've got an xcab truck?
     
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    Replaced it & all 4 u-joints even though only 35,000 miles on them.
     
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    So the 3rd member went back in after inspection by one of the best gear shops around, clean bill of health on 3rd member & axles.
    Trans came out to ,replace will be in soon. 5.jpg
     
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    Tail shaft case is changed out & all back together, have to paint & get back in truck 7.jpg
     
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    All painted & ready to go in 1.jpg
     
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    Finally the NOISE IS GONE
    So the problem was in the trans & I got fucked over when I took into a shop ,& was told that tey installed a rebuild kit,which assume they did not!! $675

    The trans still works ,just noise in 5th gear , will be for sell W55 5 SPEED, no bell housing & has the rear case from the W58, & the gear selector that puts the shift arm farther rearward. I would recomand a rebuild kit ,they are around $300
     
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    trans looks good if you run into a speedo not working you should use the one that came in the w58 i had that issue when i did this swap
     
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    Did use that drive as figured it was matched to the gear radio of the W58. I run a adapter that changes from mechanical to electric & I can adjust the speedo to read correct speed.
     
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    So the noise was not gone has I had posted earlier, Ricky came out & went with me to FFF, 9hr drive with noise still there.
    Lot more research lead me too the conclusion that it had to be the pinion angle was not correct, & that is what it was
    I rotated the rear end down a few inches until I had it matching the degrees on the trans ,rejusted the lower link bars ( CHANGED OUT THE BUSHINGS WHILE BARS WHERE OFF) & test drove a few times. Yesterday drove a 200 mile test drive & NO NOISE!!
     

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