Noise in third ???

RickD

 
 
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I have an '82 FJ40 with 115K on it. I'm hearing a whining noise in third gear while Accelerating. It seems to be coming from the rear end but I'm not positive - could be the transmission. It seems to only occur at low RPM's in third and doesn't happen in other gears. Any ideas?

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dgangle

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If the noise only happens in third gear I would suspect the transmission. What happens if you coast? Either way 4 speeds and 3:70 third members are cheap and plentiful. If you look around you could find either for $100 or less.
 

Pin_Head

 
 
 
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If it only makes noise in 3rd gear; chances are it is a worn 3rd gear in the tranny. It is no big deal and you could get another 100,000 miles out of it whining like that.
 
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