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#1 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 11:13 PM

  I'm about to start another project and this time it will be a W.H. Charger Automatic. I pulled the engine and pretty much stripped it down to a rolling chassis. When I push it around the shop I hear a ratcheting sound coming from the rear somewhere. Is this normal? As I recall it moved just fine when I drove it on the trailer and I can't recall any unusual noises. 

  This tractor is equipped with the hydro lift and on the hydro itself there is a little T handle sticking straight up on the left side near where one of the hoses comes off the Hydro. Seems to just rotate without doing anything. Any ideas what this might be for?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

 

 


Edited by Cvans, December 28, 2012 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:34 AM

Rear wheels turning the transaxle. There is a screw to release the drive.

 

Mine is a '73 "No Name" automatic, release is under the seat. I'm not sure 'bout your Charger, another forum member will certainly (hopefully) post. Most likely the "T" handle you mentioned.

 

Don't move the Horse without releasing the drive.


Edited by Tankman, December 28, 2012 - 06:35 AM.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:05 AM

The "tee" handle is the by-pass valve.
Turn it all the way in (clockwise) to close it, to run the tractor.
Turn it out half a turn to move a non running tractor.
It should be in the by-pass position now or, you would not be able to move the tractor.

Joe

Edited by Rock farmer, December 28, 2012 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Thanks for the information. 

Now if I can figure out what that ratcheting noise is. Kind of sounds like a cordless drill with the clutch slipping.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 03:26 PM

That ratcheting noise is normal. It would not be doing that if the tractor were running.
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Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:17 PM

That's the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for your help!!!!!  :D






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