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Sabre 1642 Transmission Problems

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#1 Sabreowner OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 08:55 PM

I have a sabre 1642 lawn tractor which I have used for snow removal as well as lawn care on a hilly yard. I have owned this tractor for close to 15 yrs. I am now having issues going up hills. When the transmission is warm, the tractor can barely move up the hill. Obviously, this is a transmission issue. Can the transmissions on these tractors be rebuilt? I need to get a few more years out of this machine, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:04 PM

 The Tuff Torq K51 was not designed to be serviceable.  Many have taken the hydro out of their tractors, then pry off the fill cap & turned it upside down to drain all the old black oil out of them, then refilled with 15w-50 synthetic motor oil with great results.

 

 


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. If the oil change doesn't work it may be time for a new transmission or a used one. You can also adapt the more powerful Garden Tractor type transaxles like the K71 to some tractors. 


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