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#1 lanier OFFLINE  


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Posted January 01, 2012 - 12:39 PM

My 214 has a knocking sound coming from the transmission. It does it in neutral at idle or in gear. It does it all the time but still goes fine. Is this a common problem?

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 02:21 PM

Sounds like a bolt(or something) has come loose. I'd be checking it before it breaks.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 02:33 PM

there are 3 bolts that hold the belt pulley on the input shaft of the transmission if the have came loose it will sound like a knock . if you have ran it like this for awhile and the bolts are loose chances are you will need a new pulley . and if they are tight then check idler pulleys and there brackets and bolts for wear .

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 02:33 PM

As Kenny said, it needs to be checked out. Knocking sound from these Peerless transmissions isn't normal. Sometimes when the belts become old and stretch or when the clutch needs adjusting, the belt may allow the idler pulley to jump creating a knocking sound as it hits the underside of the console. But this only happens when it's not in gear and the clutch pedal is disengage.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 06:32 PM

My SS16 sears would knock in neutral and in every gear.It had a chunk out of the belt and the idler pulley was jumping all over the place.It didn't jump or jerk when pushing or pulling anything like a broken damaged gear would of.It just made a clunk clunk clunk sound.

I would check your belts first off.
And then your idler pulley up under the seat.
Check the bolts that hold the drive pulley to the Hub.
Make sure the key in the hub is not sheared.
And Lastly make sure that the varidrive isn't partly locked or have a stuck slider.They can be a PITA to get unstuck without completely removing it from the tractor.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Sounds like you are getting lots of good advice. Good luck getting it sorted out!