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Trouble Removing Bolens Large Frame Brake Pedal


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#1 whitefishblues OFFLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Hi all,

 

Does anyone have any advice for removing the brake pedal on a large frame bolens?  I haven't had any luck getting the pin out.  I've tried penetrating oil on it (several times) and tried hammering it out from the opposite side.  There's not enough of it showing to grab onto it with vise grips.  I'm about to try to drill it out of there, but thought I'd see if anyone had a better idea.  I have a leak in a front hydraulic line, and I'm trying to remove the dash/steering column to get access to disconnect the line.  The last bolt holding the dash/steering column on won't come off without removing the brake lock lever.

 

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Posted July 15, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Is it a roll pin?
I wouldn't try to drill it out if it is.
I've heard that Sears sell a set of roll pin punches.
I would buy them and try them.

Joe
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Posted July 15, 2014 - 08:14 PM

If you have tired the simple stuff its time to get some roll pin punches before you damage anything, Drilling a Roll pin is not a good idea.

I can get you a set of punches if you cant find any locally.


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 08:29 PM

The Bolens parts diagram says it's part #1185232 and describes it as a "Drive Pin, 3/16 x 1-1/4".  I searched that part number and I come up with "Pin-Roll".  I see that a person can buy a "Roll Pin Punch Set", a "Drive Pin Punch Set", and a "Roll Spring Punch Set".  Is there a significant difference?  And once I buy the right punch, is the idea to tap it out from the back side?



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 03:25 AM

I have had good luck by heating  rool pins with a torch,perfer ox acetylene with very small tip,it will take the temper out of the pin and make it soft so it will not have tenson on it then drive it out with a pin punch or drill it out.Ya gotta get it very hot ,dull red then the pin is not hard anymore. 


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 01:24 PM

You might try a roll pin of the same size unless you have a punch that is a (good) one, or the punch will bend and be useless.
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Posted July 16, 2014 - 01:28 PM

One big reason they can be hard to remove is because things aren't solid enough for the impact to really be effective.  If you can get someone to hole a 2lb hammer or larger on the back side, right next to the pin, then the power of the punch can really do it's job.


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 12:50 AM

Well I've spent the last three evenings trying to get the pin removed with no luck.  I bought a set of punches from the local hardware store but I don't think they're the right tool for the job.  I can't get a good straight shot from the back side because of other things in the way, and I can't get a good whack from the front without the punch just sliding off.  The punch that is smaller than the pin broke, and the one that is the same size is now bent.  Guess I got what I paid for there.

 

I tried heating it up tonight with a propane torch.  I don't think I'm getting it hot enough.  

 

Bolens1000 - I'm interested in what you have/recommend for a punch set.  


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 07:00 AM

They are on the pricey side but these are what most Lawn and garden dealers use so they are good quality.

Just send me a pm for details.






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