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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:13 PM

well winter is upon us and I finally got some room I the garage to move in some tractors, yes I know its kind of late and my health hasn't been too good lately but when an 58 rj turns up it comes home with johnny,  heres my problem, it rolled nicely on and off the trailer but now its cold and been sitting for 2 months, wheels will do a 1/4 turn then lock up. frozen water in the rear end? if not that any quick little fixes to get it rolling, I don't think I could drag it into the garage. thanks all



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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Most likely ice like you suspect. I had that same issue with a Sears Suburban. Pull the drain plug and thaw it out.
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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Is the shifter boot broken have you lifted it up to see if there is water in side ? there's a little allen screw facing forward where the shifter enters the tranny loosen it up and lift the shifter out to look inside.

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Posted December 18, 2014 - 10:24 PM

One time  quick fix to get it moving before it totally freezes . A few gallons of the hottest water you can get inside and over the rear end .Prepare to move it quickly once the wheels turn and then drain everything back out once inside , Use WD40     to immediately refill gearbox once inside ,


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Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:12 PM

that's what I suspect. I have one of those magnet heaters, i'll attach it to the rear end tomorrow and we'll keep or fingers crossed, thanks all



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Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Put hot motor oil in it, melt the ice.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 05:53 AM

   Before you get to carried away check to make sure you are not stuck between gears.  I have a 58 rj and the trans has a habbit of getting stuck between gears then you cannot shift it or move it.  remove the shift lever and look down into the trans, make sure all the shift linkage's are lined up correctly and re-install the lever.

           Pete

 

By the way :wewantpics:


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 06:38 AM

Put hot motor oil in it, melt the ice.


Great idea, but Make sure it isn't hot enough to flash water into steam. You know, "Never fry bacon naked" kinda stuff could happen.
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Posted December 19, 2014 - 09:03 AM

The magnetic heater is the best option.  No waste of good (hot) oil, and no extra stuff put into the transaxle to clean out on top of what's already in there.






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