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#1 robby1276 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 07:37 AM

So my 140 creeps a little when in neutral and when I engage the clutch when in forward position it will not return it to neutral position. It will however return it to neutral if it in reverse and I engage the clutch Any tips or ideas.

I haven't spent any time yet really studying it. I've been busy doing so much other stuff to it time hasn't allowed me to look into

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Here is an excerpt from a post on wfm about adjusting the linkage in a 140 to eliminate the neutral creep.

If you are having trouble with creep and just cannot adjust it out by the book, Jack it up like stated above, with BOTH wheels off the ground for free spin. (You have wasted your time raising just one wheel.)
Take the fender pan off, make sure the brakes aren't dragging, and disconnect any thing connected to the hydro unit control shaft. Start the engine and move the shaft to find neutral. Then reconnect linkage pieces one at a time to find where it is making it go slightly into gear. There is slop or some piece causing it to creep.
(That is if it is NOT internally caused)
IF it will not have a good solid neutral with NO linkage connected to the hydro, then you have a problem inside the hydro.
(this is how I finally fixed mine, by starting at the rear and working forward)


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Posted February 06, 2012 - 02:01 PM

I'm just wondering if say it was internal could the control valve be rebuilt. As with most things I've questioned Deere dealer about parts are no longer avail if I was to run into that problem hopefully not I wonder if a local hydraulic shop could rebuild it Any suggestions

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 02:25 PM

Robby, What year is your 140? There were 2 different hydro's used in them.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Alan it sounds like the original older one which has the clutch. The newer ones I think with ser. no 30000 and up used the same setup as the later 300 series tractors. I don't think parts are available for those older ones any longer. There is a CTSM document for the 140 that has info on the old setup and clutch. Robby, if you don't have that document send me a private message with your email address and I'll get it to you.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Robby, What year is your 140? There were 2 different hydro's used in them.


It kinda in between years but 74 is what Deere dealer is telling me here the serial 054759m. I'm clueless about hydrostatic

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Jdbrian I posted the serial number above I would be happy to hear anything you have to say about.

I haven't had a chance to really go check it over real well yet it could just need adjusting on one of the linkages

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 06:05 AM

A picture would help. When you say clutch are you referring to the travel lever for forward/reverse or do you mean a separate clutch pedal? Send me your email address in a private message and I'll get the info on the 140 to you.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 05:13 PM

It kinda in between years but 74 is what Deere dealer is telling me here the serial 054759m. I'm clueless about hydrostatic


From the WFM registry the serials on either side of yours are indicated as 1973:
140 1973 T0585 054694
140 1973 T0586 054873

It definitely has the later transaxle.


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Posted February 11, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Robby, any luck getting that hydro creep adjusted out?

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 09:08 PM

I haven't had a chance Brian I've been busy cutting wood and working doing other things I'm going to try and address that next weekend

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Posted February 11, 2012 - 09:12 PM

The linkage is very similar to the 314 I have. If there is wear in the linkage you can have trouble adjusting out the creep. I had to replace some of the bushings in mine before I could get it adjusted properly. I also had to disassemble the adjuster to get it freed up. It was seized at a bushing and wasn't working properly. I put mine up on axle stands to do the adjustment. That way you can watch the rear wheels without worrying about the tractor moving on you. Let us know how it goes.




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