I agree that I need to change the fluid, hopefully that will get some of the worn metal filings out of the gear oil. Besides that, how should I thoroughly clean the transaxle out? Are you saying I may need to replace bearings in the transaxle as well? This sounds like quite the job I don't have the time or knowledge to be doing!!
I do agree though that if I don't replace the gears altogether that I should at least try to clean up the teeth on them a bit to make the gear changes easier and to prevent problems in the future.
If there is a setscrew that holds the detent ball and spring into place, can't I just screw it in all the way and the ball shouldn't drop out then? Or is that too easy and of course it won't work that way!?
I REALLY wish I had someone more knowledgeable about these things at my side when attempting to go at this so that I don't mess it all up trying to take it apart and put it back together. The first time is always the worst, but then it gets easier after that...
Because of all these problems, I haven't even had the chance to finish painting the hood and fenders this week (and I've had this whole week off from my other job and I was HOPING to get that finished up!!) and I also haven't had a chance to peek at the MacKissic shredder to see if I could figure out what was wrong with that engine and to get it running. Ugh... Too much stuff to do and no time to do it!!
(BTW - on a side note, when did this forum start censoring posts? I had just noticed that it changed some of the choice words I used and I didn't think that it did that before? I don't recall now. Oh well... I figured we're all adults here and can tollerate a little colorful language from time to time... lol...)
Edited by MailmAn, September 14, 2012 - 11:22 AM.