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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Back in January of early February I was using one of my 1050's to plow snow when the clutch quit working and wouldn't disengage. I wasn't 100% sure what happened but I figured the bearings in the clutch pulley seized and it turns out I was right. After I disassembled the clutch I also found that the clutch lining was completely gone. When I got the tractor the PO told me that he thought the trans was going bad because it would slip under a load but it turns out that it was the clutch. I'm actually surprised the tractor moved as well as it did when I used it. Thankfully I have a large hoard of Bolens parts so I grabbed a good pulley from a parts tractor and put everything back together. The next step will be to get the tractor running again. I have a feeling the problem is somewhere in the wiring.

 

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Posted July 06, 2014 - 02:02 AM

WOW!!! That is a lot of clutch material worn away.

 

Good luck on the electrical diagnosis. Let us know what you find.



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Posted April 04, 2017 - 02:54 PM

Hello,

 

This is my first post to this site. I have a 1968 Bolens 1053 and I have this terrible noise when I engage the clutch, it seems like it must be the front clutch bearing, Looks the same as the one pictured in the post above. I am looking for this bearing, does anyone know where I can purchase one?

 

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Posted April 04, 2017 - 04:56 PM

Hello,

 

This is my first post to this site. I have a 1968 Bolens 1053 and I have this terrible noise when I engage the clutch, it seems like it must be the front clutch bearing, Looks the same as the one pictured in the post above. I am looking for this bearing, does anyone know where I can purchase one?

 

Thanks

Dan

 

I have them instock as well as the other clutch and yoke bearings if needed :thumbs:

 

http://bolenspartsan...-588-free-ship/


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 04:18 PM

I pulled the old one off and inspected it, seems fine. What else could be making the awful noise down there?



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Posted April 06, 2017 - 04:30 PM

There are needle bearings in the clutch sheave, as well as a big yoke bearing

http://bolenspartsan...clutch-bearing/

 

I've had a couple howl on me when they went bad .

 

Also check for any material rubbing or belt guards out of place that may be hitting your sheaves


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 06:07 PM

This thread may help you with what some of the clutch and drive line parts look like and how they go together if you are working on a 1053 starting at post 113 - http://gardentractor...-project/page-8 .

 

When you say the "terrible noise" is there when you engage the clutch do you mean the noise starts when you have the clutch pedal pushed down to stop the tractor and shift gears or do you mean the noise starts when you begin to let the clutch pedal up to start the tractor in motion?


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