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Posted May 10, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Have mowed twice now.  The first time it seemed worse.  Trans fluid seems to leak out the top of the shift housing at the ball. Maybe 5-10 drips the first time.  Maybe 5 drips this time,observed after shutdown,  Maybe I somehow overfilled it??  When I initially filled it,I filled from the back fill plug first.  I then squirted alittle through the top where the shift rod goes, because it seemed to shift somewhat hard.  I was trying top lube on top,but I guess that gets fluid when the gears spin anyway..  Thanks

 

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Is it leaking around the shifter base or between the shifter and the base?


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Breather vent plugged ?? Just a thought. Noel
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 07:59 PM

Is it leaking around the shifter base or between the shifter and the base?

It is leaking around where the shift handle enters around the ball joint(right on top).  I took off the three allen screws cleaned the gasket and put a light coat of rtv on top and bottom of the gasket.  It is not leaking from the gasket(base).  It is leaking from the ball joint slightly.  Where is the vent on a peerless 2300?  I will try to clean it .  Thanks!!

 

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 11:31 AM

It is leaking around where the shift handle enters around the ball joint(right on top).  I took off the three allen screws cleaned the gasket and put a light coat of rtv on top and bottom of the gasket.  It is not leaking from the gasket(base).  It is leaking from the ball joint slightly.  Where is the vent on a peerless 2300?  I will try to clean it .  Thanks!!

 

Mike

My Jacobsen 800 leaks a little there too and I haven't found any fix for it. If someone replies on how to fix it, it will help me as well.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Vintage,  I'll just live with it then..It is not much anyway.

 

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Posted May 23, 2014 - 07:17 PM

Thanks Vintage,  I'll just live with it then..It is not much anyway.

 

Mike

I was just sitting around then I remembered something... There's a seal if I remember correctly in between the shifter base and shifter. Hope this helps a little.


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Posted May 23, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Thanks I'll have to check when I get time.  I had it apart to make a new gasket and it seemed complete,maybe a small gasket is missing?

 

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