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Date: 13 Mar 2006 15:39:56 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: C900 funny transmission sound in 3rd

On Sun, 12 Mar 2006 23:34:24 GMT, James Sweet <> wrote: > Recently the '88 C900 (5 speed) gearbox has been making unhealthy > sounds. I've noticed a slight whine in 5th, and then more recently when > engine braking in 3rd it makes a somewhat rattly/grindy noise, not > really nasty but not healthy either. Is this a common problem? Yes, the pinion bearings were beefed up a year or three after '88. > I'm > curious if the transmission is doomed to imminent failure, or if this is > simply a nuisance that may not cause any real problems for years. Only if you don't drive it much. Get it fixed (pinion bearings at least, more if you've driven it much) or find another box. '90 I think is when it was improved, I'm sure someone can confirm or correct. Dave

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