Noise in Strange Toploader 9" diff

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  1. Darryl351

    Darryl351 New Member

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    I am hoping somebody will be able to help me identify a noise I have in my Strange diff. I had the diff completely rebuilt using parts supplied by Strange two seasons back. When rebuilt it did not make any noise but soon after it began making the noise getting worse and worse. I had it looked at here in Western Australia and it was thought to be the wheel bearings so I had these replaced. While the noise went away after the new wheel bearings were replaced, it began to return during the first meeting. Our season has now finished, I am hoping to completely eliminate it during this off season. Also we have changed gears during the season but this did not change the noise. I have some video with the noise which I could email if anybody things they can help. The noise is worse when going around corners although it is there all the time even when going straight.
     
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    Whos hubs are on it? We ran into this with ours if you use cheap bearings on the ends of the bell the first time they get loaded hard they start to make noise because it wrecks the bearing. Buy the best quality bearings available and you will be fine.
     
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    Hi, the hubs are Strange. All bearings were supplied by Strange when rebuilt. You refer to the bearings on the ends of the bell, can you clarify which these are please, I have not heard the term 'bell' before.
     
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    Hi, I spent quite a bit of time looking at my diff noise this weekend. On close examination I could hear the noise was coming from the left hand spindle.

    When checking the tension on the outside nut on the axle on that side it had very little tension on it, the manual says this should be 80ft lb. When I did it up to this tension the noise went away. I loosened it and the noise came back. So I have do it back to 80 ft lb and it is all seems good.

    I have two questions, why would this cause a noise, so I can understand a little more about these diffs.

    Secondly the holes from the cover bolts did not line up at 80 ft lb, should I do it tighter or looser to line the holes in the nut with the holes in the hub,

    Thank you in advance for any further info you can provide me.
     
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    cc/aa 1026 New Member

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    Hi i am from WA as well i re-buildt my top loader had the same problem when torqueing you have to do them evenly had no trouble, both at 80 ft lb and all lined up
     
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    I'm looking for a 9 inch top loader spool
     
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