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Old 10-01-07, 05:51 AM   #6
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Well it was as I feared - a broken planet gear. one of the gears split open on one side. Here are 4 images of the same thing:

This one shows the crack clearly.

Here at the bottom of the tooth there seems to be damage from a foreign body that got lodged in a tooth and probably caused the planet gear to split.

Clearer view of the tooth damage.

The foreign body seems still lodged in the tooth of the inner sun gear as it turns with some difficulty in some spots of the rotation. The assembly is riveted so I can't dismantle it further.

Last edited by jur; 11-20-07 at 07:40 PM.
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