Transmission Bearing Failure Question
The transmission in my 2010 FLTRX started growling at me in gears 1-5, and then got (eerily) quiet again in 6th ... And the oil came out looking like chromed pudding. I'd heard these things have a tendency to fail in the 35,000 mile range...but I was hoping the previous owner had already gone through that part for me. However current indications imply otherwise...
On a brighter note, another member here just so happened to have a complete (2012) replacement tranny that they needed rid of, so we able to help each other out. Which brings me to the question. Should I replace the - apparently (quite) common failure point - offending bearings in the new tranny before I put it in? ...and if so with what?
It's an ultra low mileage tranny in perfect condition, but if the main shaft bearings are really that prone to fail ...(current indications being what they is)... Since I'll have it out and in my hands before putting it in ... would it behoove me to give it a better fighting chance of a long(er) life to give it a different bearing?
Scarlet Red 2010 Road Glide Custom named Trixie - She's a flashy little minx..
Basic black 1981 Tour Glide Classic named Alice - She's a sleeper project.