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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:47 AM

I have a 2500 Peerless in the #2 FF that the RH seal is leaking even after putting in a new one. Do you have to pull the axle housing to replace the outer bearing? Or can it be removed while in the tractor? I am hoping the axle itself isn't worn, but this could be the issue. What about the seal common to the center section?

Any help will be appreciated.



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 08:17 AM

I have many of the dealer manuals and charts for Peerless transmissions. I will look for it in alittle while. I do not have a working scanner.  I can take pictures and send them too you. Can you blow them up? Good Luck, Rick

 

I found some wall charts and 5 manuals. These are the pics so far:

 

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 08:26 AM

I can get you an e-mail address to send them to. Then they won't be small pics. I have looked at parts manuals, so I know what it takes to get the housing off if needed. Just didn't know if the bearing could be removed without taking the housing off. I'm hoping that is what is causing the leak to continue.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 09:00 AM

My peerless repair manual states if the tapered roller bearings are loose remove them.Then it proceeds to tell you how to take take cover off .So i would say if you can get the roller bearing out you should not have to split the case.Here is the repair section for the 2500

Attached File  tec 2500.PDF   1.24MB   118 downloads

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 09:39 AM

I've seen that. They just don't address the bearing in the axle housing. I don't want to pull it unless that's the only way to that outside bearing.



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:05 AM

I've seen that. They just don't address the bearing in the axle housing. I don't want to pull it unless that's the only way to that outside bearing.

I thought about it abit. The ideas don't come so fast anymore. Can you screw a pair of large self drilling screws into the bearing and pull on them together to get the outer bearing out? My B&S flywheel puller is the kind of idea that I'm thinking. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Won't know until I get in there. Looking up bearing prices right now. They are proud of them, $30+.



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Pull off the the leaking axle flange, and remove the axle tube. Then you can inspect the axle and bearings and proceed as needed.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Won't know until I get in there. Looking up bearing prices right now. They are proud of them, $30+.

Not as proud as JD is for 300 series rear wheel bearings. A wallet busting 104$ ea! They are also some sort of odd ball bearing that is hard to find from a second source. What most people do is find a used axle with a good bearing on it and just replace the whole assembly.

  If you can't feel any play in the wheel then the bearing probably isn't worn. It may show up as end play in the axle. With a tapered bearing you can end play when it wears.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:58 AM

When you get it apart, try these guys for the bearings. http://baileynet.com...radial_bearings Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 05:53 PM

Thanks, guys. I won't take it apart right now as I have a tractor show to take it to shortly. I'm not going to work it hard until I see what is going on.



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Kenny, here is a good diagram showing the axle seal area.  It looks like it will require pulling the axle housing to get the bearing out.  It's a simple roller bearing, or at least that's what it shows & says.  Likely she's worn.

 

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Kinda had that figured out, Daniel, but don't know until I ask. I was hoping someone had been there already!

Guess I'll need to take lots of pics when I do this.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Never been into that area on a 2500.  My JD front mowers & my JD430 have the 2600 series.  I've had to put seals in a couple of those, but their seals are next to the main transaxle housing, just under the axle tube flange.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:13 PM

I won't attempt taking it apart until I have bearings and that square cut seal in hand. I just hope the axle isn't worn.


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