Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay

- - - - -

Driveshaft Jd314 Hydro

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 larryd OFFLINE  

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 15865
  • 724 Thanks
  • 1,058 posts
  • Location: bella vista ar

Posted November 25, 2012 - 06:00 PM

I have a 1980 jd 314 that I need to know how to remove the driveshaft so I can remove the yoke on the hydro. I believe the pin came out of the yoke and it looks like the hole is quite wallowed out. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks larryd

#2 olcowhand ONLINE  


    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 42,339 Thanks
  • 31,784 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted November 25, 2012 - 06:05 PM

I'm not familiar with the 314, so I'm of no help, but there are plenty of JD guys that will be along soon to advise.


  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10038
  • 5,443 Thanks
  • 4,710 posts
  • Location: Holland, IN

Posted November 25, 2012 - 06:24 PM

larryd... :welcometogttalk:

#4 JDBrian OFFLINE  


    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,640 Thanks
  • 14,156 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Larry, that's a common problem on 314's. You will likely have to remove the engine to get the shaft out. The couplers were still available from JD the last time I checked. I replaced the engine side coupler on my 314 last year. The thing to look for is wear on the input shaft of the hydro. That can be so bad that the shaft or the entire hydro needs to be replaced. Check your motor mounts as well. If they are bad then it causes extra wear on the shaft couplers due to increased engine movement.

#5 larryd OFFLINE  

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 15865
  • 724 Thanks
  • 1,058 posts
  • Location: bella vista ar

Posted November 27, 2012 - 09:03 AM

Hello gentlemen. I found out on my 314 that you remove bolts from drive shaft and remove the seat pan the shaft can be moved out of the wat and the coupler can be easily removed .

So I am know trying to find a coupler from a John Deere dealer.

Thanks for your input.


#6 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

ol' stonebreaker
  • Validating
  • Member No: 12515
  • 1,690 Thanks
  • 1,148 posts
  • Location: idaho

Posted November 27, 2012 - 09:09 PM

I'm in the same situation w/ my 314. I found driveshaft components on vernondelltractor.com. The front and rear hubs are $24 & $28 each. The shaft is $56. I checked w/ my local machine shop and he will make me a new shaft w/ keyway and pin hole for $35. I'm going to order the new hubs soon. Bought a used hydro from Joe's outdoor power and it should be on the way.