Auburn slipping

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by steve murray, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. steve murray

    steve murray Active Member

    so after almost 18 years of street beating ,my auburn pro series is one wheel peeling. Been doing my research and appears this is nothing new ?! Had I known years ago probably wouldn't have gone with pro series for a street driven only car. just went heavy duty at the time. Hooked very gd over the years but time for refresh ! My understanding is that these units are non rebuildable unless sent back to auburn ? Now, my father in law rebuilds rear ends (he did this one) and I have access to a talented machinist. I would like to fix this one if at all possible. Now .... is this thing rebuildable or what ?? Anyone ever fix one ? I know easiest route is to buy new but would give this a shot if it's worth it ?? Any ideas ? Thx Steve
  2. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I would contact Auburn and see what their rebuild cost is.
  3. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

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  4. steve murray

    steve murray Active Member

    Ok boys thx for replies ! I have read about garrisons posi fix at an earlier time. Have to get this thing apart and see what it consists of. I will contact auburn as well why do they build **** and nor sell u parts to fix ? Next time I'll go eaton for sure
  5. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    When I bought my '67 Skylark, it had a one-wheel-peel Auburn in the 9" as well. I replaced it with a spool.
  6. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    PLEASE do not rebuild your Cone type like this <<< the spring shimming is WAY wrong...It will destroy itself if you do this.
    So wrong... :( sorry.
    tech stuff like this is what make my business thrive... do wrong and then it comes to me.

    I do tons of auburn recondition/ rebuilds...I would tell everyone BUT I still make money doing so till I retire it stays in my head.
    NOT trying to be a jerk... just have to save a few tricks. Yah know.

    Auburn rebuild...They will not rebuild the 18 year old unit...They will tell you it is time for new.
    I could not even BUY parts from auburn for a custom project...see what they say...BUT I can tell you every Auburn/ Cone type unit I have to evaluate before actually committing that it is rebuild able...MAINLY what happens is if people get in there and start machining and ruin the rear before i get to it then all bets are off. Then the factor on the old rears are all the original parts capable of being reconditioned. Spiders cross shafts and other parts. There are some parts that are just not replaceable i have on right now in the Pontiac 4 pinion super duty unit the cup washer for the inner springs...trying to find one it got chewed up ---

    Auburn units are a bit more tricky to recondition as the side gear is pressed into the cone and sometimes the crack under high heat really you should tear it down and see what it looks like .

    Final note...18 years on a posi and you beating the heck out of it is pretty good money spent. :) 10 years and older you got your moneys worth as long as you were driving it. :)

    J D
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  7. steve murray

    steve murray Active Member

    Thx jim I knew you would chime in !! Yeah I def got my money's worth and was certainly driving the hell out of it ! I understand you can't reveal all your tricks and know every case is different and has to be inspected individually. Hopefully if it ever stops snowing will get it out and apart. Will try to keep u guys posted on my findings as well ! Thx again. Steve

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