When I start slowing down and coasting, there is a noise coming from the rear of reeper. If I put it in 4 wheel drive, it doesn't make that noise when slowing down. I bought this 2013 reeper from north Ga. with only 50 miles on it. I don't know if this is normal for one that's not broke-in or something needs to be adjusted. It's got about 70 miles on it now. Didn't want to drive it much until I got an answer on the noise issue. There is no reeper dealers near me. Any ideas? Thanks, Roy
You need to change out the rear end, transmission, and front differential with fresh oil and use a high grade synthetic type. Royal Purple, Mobil One or Lucas are all fine grades of oil and you will notice a big difference in the shifting and other dif noises. You also my find lots small fines in the oil you take out already. You can read more on how much to use and what grades in forums already posted on this subject in the Motor, Transmission & Diffs under Reeper Technical & Repair. If you run into problems post it and someone will chime in and try to help you.
I replaced fluid in rear Differential and found alot of metal particles. I drove after the oil change and noise is still there. I was told that by sitting up so long, the gears and bearings could have rusted. This would cause them to eat away the metal. Looks like I will have to replace the rear differential. Any ideas on where I could find one at a decent price. Also is this something that is difficult to replace or would you recommend taking to dealer? Nearest dealer is about 2 hours away. Thanks for feedback information. This is a very good source of information for reeper owners that need help!
I am going to reeper shop tomorrow to have rear differential replaced. The rear differential cost around 1000 but after tax just over 1150. The labor estimate was for 2 hours labor...$220. After all this I should be back on the road with a reeper with 75 miles on it.