Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:45 PM
I'm not sure if the plates are stuck to the friction material or stuck on the shaft. Tried running it up a steep slope with the clutch in. No dice - just slipped the drive belt.
A previous owner put a couple bolts into the clutch fork to hold the throw-out bearing in place. Hopefully this isn't another issue.
I think the friction material is breaking down, the layers appear to be separating. I was reading that cub cadet pullers use aluminum friction plates. I'm thinking that may work - any pros/cons for normal use? I'm thinking this may be a cost-effective solution.
Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM
- motobreeder said thank you
Posted September 05, 2012 - 11:26 PM
There was an ad near Ottawa with a collection of 3 MTDs for sale. Are they yours?
Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:46 AM
Do you have any photos of your MTD's ?
Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:26 AM
Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:44 AM
Posted September 07, 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted September 07, 2012 - 08:04 PM
I have been trying to figure out how to upload pics here seems to be a bit of a task....fixing my clutch was easy compared to that.
How's the 990? I thought that one looked interesting. No clutch to worry about
Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:32 PM
The 14 hp Viking kept popping out of gear on the first pull, ended up putting it 1st and pulled about 150 ft. in the 15 hp and up class.
Edited by undertaker, September 09, 2012 - 07:31 PM.
Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:33 PM
Posted September 09, 2012 - 11:10 PM
I broke the bolt that holds the stop behind the right-angle drive broke. The broken part is in the steering bracket so I need to pull the steering column to repair that. The roll-pin at the top is soaking in pb-blaster.
There's a bit of end-play on the clutch shaft going into the right-angle gear box. I'm going to clean out the old grease (oil?) and see if this can be resolved.
So, for the main event. I used undertaker's suggestion - a ratchet strap to pull back on the clutch spring. I was able to pull the roll pin and coax the plates off the shaft. Cleaned up and lubed the shaft. The plates move smoothly so that's good.
I noticed a bearing on the motor that the clutch lines up with feels gritty. Will look to see if I can find a replacement.
To do - change the rear transaxle oil, change the drive belt and setup the brakes.
Posted September 11, 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted September 12, 2012 - 09:35 AM