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On my Ride a Matic when I have the free wheel pin pulled and move it around, it will go along fine and suddenly slow down and make a high pitched grinding type noise. Sounds like it is coming from the case on the right side. I have pumped a bunch of grease into it by the zerk. Worse going backwards than forwards. Also if I go slow it don't bother near as much. Is this typical for these tractors or should I be looking inside that case for problems??? When driving under power it is quiet as can be and real smooth.

Thanks for you advise. Rog :wallbanging:
 

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I don't recall a free wheel pin on my RAM but on mine it does not make any noise what so ever from either side.
 

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There was 3 trans used on the (1956-1958) (1959 and 1960) and (1961-1962) what year is yours? I would PM gunstuff1000 about it also he is like a Ride a matic expert.
 

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It is a 1960, Model 231-01 232-01. Has a free wheels pin on the gear from the chain on the left side and a gear case on the right side.
 

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This is common on these tractors it's the gear shaft with the small gear on one end that's why there is that inspection plug so this gear can be changed out once worn down. My guess is your gear is worn badly so now it's making the whining noise I have a early service bulletin that talks about this problem and the need for the dealers to stock replacement gear shafts
 

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Took it apart and cleaned everything up good, including the case. Old grease in there wasn't holding up very well any more. The gear don't look that bad at all in my opinion. I don't know what a new on is supposed to look like so I'm not a good judge for that.

RAM Gear-1.JPG RAM Gear-2.JPG RAM Gear-3.JPG

Anyone have an opinion on weather this gear is serviceable or not?
 

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UPDATE: 6-06-15. Found the problem. After taking it all apart and a good cleaning started to put things back together with a lot of gun grease on everything. When I was purring the drive hub on the shaft I was tapping it on the woodruff key with a plastic mallet and heard that same high pitched tingle like sound. It was something to do with the sprocket hum. I think it was dry and when free wheels it spun and wobbled a bit and thus made that tingly noise. with everything greased up good I pushed it backwards as fast as i could and it was quiet and smooth. No parts needed, just a tube of gun grease and a good cleaning. Mechanically this tractor is ready for the long haul. Will paint the wheels and post a couple photos of it.
 
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