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Posted December 14, 2014 - 03:41 AM

I can not shift the PTO lever at all on my 1254. I have sprayed some WD40 around the linkages but to no avail. Any help or tips would be much appreciated. Thanks Andrew.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 03:48 AM

Try something stronger than WD-40.  I like PB blaster Penetrate myself.  Keep spraying the linkage points every few hours and in a day or two, depending on how bad it is seized, you will break it free.  I just went through the same thing on my 1054.  Once it is broke loose I used plain motor oil and kept working it and it is free as can be now.  Good luck.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 04:23 AM

Thanks; I am doing the right thing and will keep on lubricating it.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 09:18 AM

I'm not sure PB Blaster is available in the UK. From what I've read on foreign car forums PlusGas is what's recommended across the pond.

 

WD40 isn't a great penetrating oil, it's a "Water Displacement" product.  PB Blaster or PlusGas would be better choices to penetrate the parts. 

 

Don't forget to tap the pieces when you apply the oil, I don't recall why, but it helps get the oil into the parts.


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Thanks. I will visit the local car factor this week to get something similar to PB Blaster. Also thanks for the tapping tip; that does make sense. Andrew
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:12 PM

WD-40  is just fish oil in a can...        I like using a bit of auto trans fluid and kerosene  mixed.. I keep a blend of that in a pump can..


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:14 PM

You could always make up the tried and true home brew of acetone and trans fluid.....


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 04:58 PM

WD-40 is a good oil , grease, tar and bug remover to.  Never had it hurt the finish yet.



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Posted December 30, 2014 - 08:42 AM

It's still an on going saga on the1254. Today, I took off the PTO/ lever cover off to get a better look and to spray more fluid more accurately over the parts. Does anyone here got a photo of the PTO engaged and disengaged or even a short video showing the lever going forward (without the cover)? Thanks.

Here's my short video as in its current state.Attached File  trim.F032BFEA-E5CF-48F9-A817-03F69AD7C42A.MOV   18.39MB   34 downloads
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Posted December 30, 2014 - 09:01 AM

I am not sure if the video works on here. Any mods who can open the video up and re post would be much appreciated. In the meantime here are several photos of the PTO as it is now, probably no good whatsoever!image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted December 30, 2014 - 09:13 AM

You may have to remove the seat assembly,rear fender pan and remove the whole trans cover to get a better look at it
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Posted December 30, 2014 - 09:16 AM

I would check the shaft the idlers run on, alot of times those will freeze up as well

 

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Posted December 30, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Thanks both of you for the prompt replies.

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Posted December 30, 2014 - 09:20 AM

Did the video work by the way?

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Posted December 30, 2014 - 09:20 AM

couldnt get it to go






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