Bolens 1053 Trans Help
Posted March 24, 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:04 PM
I am quite certain those gears were worn down due to having too much slop in the axle from the previous owner not making the necessary adjustments. Many people never adjusted the end play and the result is the gears would not mesh properly and wear down like in your pictures.
Bolens recommended that the adjustment be made every 50 hours of operation.
If you havent already, Take a look in our manuals section. There are parts lists and service manuals available to download.
Most parts from a 1256 will NOT fit the 1053 as the 1256 were hydrostatic drive and the 1053 was gear driven.
Since parts are pretty pricy to buy separately you may be better off finding a good used transmission to replace your old one with. Usually you can pick up a decent transmission For around $75- $150, as buying single gears can run well over $100 each.
I will post the models that used the same transmission as the 1053 so you can start looking if you wish to go that route:
Models that used the 6 speed transmission: 1000.1050.1053.1054.1220.1253.1254.G14
Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:18 PM
That definitely sounds like it was due to the axle end play not being adjusted properly
Yes, I had the free wheeling pin out. If I tried to push it you could go a couple feet then the trans would lock. Pull it backwards a foot and it'd roll again.
Posted March 25, 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted March 31, 2012 - 04:03 PM
Posted March 31, 2012 - 06:32 PM
Keep us updated!
Posted April 20, 2012 - 10:48 PM
Posted April 21, 2012 - 10:56 PM
Edited by 1031d, April 21, 2012 - 10:57 PM.
Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:30 AM
Maybe one of us can spot a problem