Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:47 PM
After receiving the correct stud and fixing the broken compression spring which was a chore all is back to normal with the mule drive.
I received a great tip for installing the compression spring, and if anyone has to change one you will want to remember this tip,
Instert a thin wire through the middle of the spring, it must be a thin wire as you will see why when you are attempting this task, open a vise just wide enough for the stud to go through, compress the spring by hand, having another set of hands would be handy, when the spring is compressed tie or twist the wires ends together. Insert the spring and stud into the mule drive and when all is fastened down cut the wire and you have it.
I would like to thank all who gave me tips and information on this strange problem.
I hope I can be of help to someone down the road. thanks, Dave
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