Blew the Bearings on my Warn OD

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  1. Nov 25, 2015
    High-Hood

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    So one of the bearings failed on my Warn OD and destroyed some gears in my Dana 18. The jeep has been out of commision all summer. Since I can't quite afford to pay Herm the OD guy, I just took it out. My top speed went from 69 MPH to 54 MPH.....:(
     
  2. Nov 25, 2015
    duffer

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    Bummer! Was it getting proper lube? Insufficient lube kills more of them than anything else. Not that difficult to rebuild yourself.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2015
    PeteL

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    Ouch. But another way of looking at it is that your top speed went from Zero to 54mph when you removed it... simpler systems are less vulnerable.
     
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    mikec4193

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    Does Warn sell a rebuild kit maybe? Just wondering out loud...

    MikeC
     
  5. Nov 25, 2015
    jeepermc

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    Both Herm and Advance Adapters sell repair parts. Warn does not.
     
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    High-Hood

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    I haven't thought of rebuilding it myself. I will have to look into that. Anyone rebuild one before?
     
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    Dave B

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    68BuickV6

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    Warn stopping making the Warn OD and selling parts many years ago.

    Now its Herm for Warn, and Advance Adapters for the Saturn OD, which is essentially a slightly changed Warn if I recall correctly. (They bought the rights/designs from Warn I think????)
     
  9. Nov 26, 2015
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    I've worked on them myself. With the exception of the cage gears, it's pretty straight forward. The last one I did, I sent the cage to Herm to have the bearings and gears pressed in using his jig. I did everything else on it.

    Working fine ;)
     
  10. Nov 26, 2015
    colojeepguy

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    I completely rebuilt mine last summer using parts from AA
    Which bearings went out?
     
  11. Nov 26, 2015
    nickmil

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    Those are called planetary gears ;)
     
  12. Nov 27, 2015
    Warloch

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    Ya - didn't want to get in the whole Planetary / Sun gear discussion to ID which ones were the PITA.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2015
    colojeepguy

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    Those planetary gears have needle bearings in them, and they're pretty small so they're something of a challenge.
    Some trans assembly grease and a short piece of a proper sized dowel rod made it a lot easier.
     

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