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#1 NCP17237 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 11:07 PM


New to the site. Lots of great info! I have a Ford 120 with 4 speed trans. I am having trouble getting the tractor to shift into gear. When tractor is in gear pressing the brake/clutch stops the tractor and belt slips on input pulley, but as soon as I take it out of gear with brake/clutch still pressed the drive pulley starts to spin. When in neutral, the brake shaft and input pulley are not connected, as in the brake/clutch has no affect on the input pulley causing grinding of gears when shifting from neutral. Any help would be appreciated. Hopefully I have not made this too confusing.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 11:52 PM

1st off welcome to GTt! Glad you decided to join us!


Couple questions, Did this problem just start or is this a new to you Ford 120?


A couple things to check would be:


Make sure the Clutch/Brake is adjusted correctly


Also check to see if someone painted the engine pto pulley or the trans input pulley, if so sand the paint out of the V grooves.


Another thing is make sure the belt guides are still in place, there is one at the bottom rear of the belt guard that people love to bend out of the way to make belt replacement easier. ( instead of loosening screws). 


I'll start there. and hopefully we can get this resolved for you.

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 06:58 AM

Welcome to GTT. Good advice above. Also, you can download the manual in our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 07:23 AM

Welcome to the forum!  Can't add much to what Chris said, so I'd start there.


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Another member on here was recently having similar trouble and we determined that he was missing a belt guide, check this thread out...



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Thanks guys. I downloaded and browsed peerless tech manuals before i posted. All of my brake clutch adjustments are close, but I will go thru adjustment procedure from beginning. This 120 is new to me. I am in the process of fixin a lot of shadetree fixes in the drivetrain. Previous owner had a short belt rigged up with brake unhooked and clutch peddle acting as an accelerator. Go figure. Walkinman nailed it. No belt guides. Is one of the rear belt guides attached to the front bottom left of the seat? I could use some more belt guide pics if anyone has any. I will probably have to make them. Thanks again.

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:25 AM

Thanks to chris m also. He nailed it first.