I was rolling the T into the garage today and I noticed what sounded like chattering from the rear end, kind of like a roller coaster going up hill. Ive never noticed any problems or noise from the rear before, but I've also never had to roll the T under my own power. I did notice the noise went away if I pulled the e-brake lever back a couple more notches. Could there be a problem? or is it normal if theres still a little resistance from transmission engagement?
Have you ever rebuilt the rear end? Do you know for certain that it does not have any babbitt spacers?
I just rebuilt a Ruckstell that the drive shaft sleeve was destroyed allowing the move around the thickness of what had been the sleeve. The last piece of what had been the sleeve was being carried around by the now destroyed bearing making a mess of the drive shaft it was making a crunching noise. Or it could be the spider gears.
Pat, maybe you had the lever far enough forward so that the clutch was partially engaged. The discs would make a chattering sound as they slid past each other.
Royce, I have not been into the rear end since Ive had the car so I cant say whether it still has Babbit spacers or not.
Stephen, Thats what I was thinking since moving the lever got it to go away. Was hoping there was a simpler answer than.....rear end was shot.
Mark, GOD I HOPE NOT!!!!!
Pat, even if the clutch was the problem make sure to check out the rear axle. If it fails you will not have brakes and can end up costing you a lot more to rebuild than it would have if it had not failed.
Pat, take a look at this: