View Full Version : W56 Transmission Noise in 3rd & 5th Gear???

11-03-2009, 07:35 PM
Okay, I get a rattling or whirling noise when I use 3rd or 5th gear. The noise seems to go away when I give it gas, and makes more noise when I let off the gas.......No operational problems just noise in these two gears??? This is in my 88 with 22RE,5spd........any suggestions on the problem?

11-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Not without tearing it apart. So I'd say crawl under it and change the fluid and make sure it's full. That might help. You could always add a type of modifier (lucaus) or go thicker weight oil.

11-04-2009, 07:46 AM
one of the counter shaft bearing is starting to go. When in direct(or 4th) power flow is bypassing the counter shaft bearings, thus not creating your sound.
I would think there would be noise as well in 1st and second, but maybe not the same pitch. So maybe My guess would be the rear counter shaft bearing is giving up the ghost. (3rd and 5th are closer to the rear counter shaft bearing).

11-04-2009, 08:53 AM
That was the noise my W56 started making about 176K - it's a bearing failure as Robbie said. I had it rebuilt and it was quiet for about 7000 miles and then started getting noisy again. Not sure what that indicates, but I sold the truck about that time.

11-04-2009, 04:13 PM
As far as I know you are right on schedule with the miles. That is exactly what happens at that point in its life span. I would just call Marlin and get a rebuilt one if you can't do it yourself. Good way to go and the price isn't to bad. At least the last time I checked. While your at it might as well go for gears in the T-case or even better the dual case. Then your in like flin.
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11-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Some shops that rebuild trannys will use cheap bearings from god only know where. That is a mistake.
I think Marlin also does a different bearing and reworks the area for the bearing(bigger) more oil (i did not take the time to look it up), or maybe that is on some think else. Anyhow you can not go wrong with Marlins stuff.

11-04-2009, 05:53 PM
Yeah, he does that on the L52. He can do low first on the R150 too IIRC.

Marlin does a lot of little tricks. If you do it yourself (not that hard to do really - if I can do it, you most certainly can! :lmao: ) be sure the kit has Nachi and Koyo bearings.


Yeah, an R tranny, but not THAT much different.

11-05-2009, 01:17 PM
Who would you recommend locally to rebuild a W56? Preferably on the west side of town.

11-05-2009, 01:55 PM
Who would you recommend locally to rebuild a W56? Preferably on the west side of town.

Robbie :D - Not sure if he does tranmissions though but pretty much when anyone asks, that is the first names that comes to mind in your neck of the woods...

11-05-2009, 04:50 PM
Phone numbers would be great too

11-06-2009, 11:31 AM
Phone numbers would be great too

Robbie = powderpig here on the forum

I don't know if he does transmissions but that would be my first stop...After that Jesse at ATLR (http://www.atlr.net/) possibly because I've heard nothing but great reviews about him

11-06-2009, 11:41 AM
Phone number is here CJ http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=10843

11-06-2009, 02:59 PM
Phone number is here CJ http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=10843

Thanks for the infio.