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#1 Simpleton OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Hello, I'm new to the forum and asking for a little guidance.

 

I have a 1054 in pretty decent condition. Yesterday I was plowing snow and was just finishing up when she suddenly bogged down and stalled. I pushed in the clutch and it fired right back up, but as soon as I let out the clutch it bogged again. Even in neutral it is bound up. I pulled the pin on the right rear axel and was able to push it into the garage.

 

After sitting all night I tried again but got same result. Do any of you fellas know where I should start looking for the issue.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kenny


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:17 AM

sounds like it is stuck in 2 gears at the same time. If the shifter is ok, my next guess would be a stuck brake


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Its either stuck in two gears at once or the bearing in the clutch has seized cant be anything else.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Check and see if your shift forks under the transmission case are actually in the "Neutral" position

Sometimes if play develops in the shift lever they can pop out of place locking the gears


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check out our Manuals Section for the shop manual. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 02, 2015 - 11:56 AM

I agree with the other suggestions, stuck in two gear at once.  I had that happen during replacing the top cover.  One shift rod was stuck back and the other was stuck forward.  Few light taps with a hammer on the one stuck forward and everything was OK from there on.  If that don't work, have to remove the top cover and look inside to see what is going on in there.  Good luck and welcome to GTTalk.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Welcome to the forum. Please keep up posted on what you find out. Hopefully it is an external shift fork issue. 


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 01:09 PM

V belt could have come off and is wrapped around something that doesn't turn causing enough drag to kill the engine.  ???


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for all the replys. I'll have a little time this evening to check into it. I have a bad feeling it might be the bearing. I do remember hearing a higher pitched chatter when sitting at idle while changing the angel on the plow.

Yesterday was the first time I've spent much time with this tractor.

Usually I use my Simplicity, but loaned it to a buddy with a pregnant wife so he doesnt get stuck in the driveway during the moment of truth.  :)


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Lets hope that it is something simple. The bearing can certainly be replaced but it is a bit of a pain to get in there.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 04:24 PM

:welcometogttalk:  Hope you can figure out your problem and get it fixed without too much difficulty.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 04:29 PM

Sounds like the bearing seized.My 1254 did that I ended up replacing the whole driveshaft and clutch assembly with a used one off of a 1050.It bolted rite up.Mine must of been locking up intermediately for a while because it spun the spring around and cut some funky looking grooves in the driveshaft.

 

It's much easier to replace the whole driveshaft than it is to just replace the bearing.If you replace the bearing I would replace the needle bearings and clutch disks also since you'll have it all apart anyway.

 

 

You can tell it it's the bearing If you take the drive belts off and try to turn the driveshaft by hand underneath.Just grab the shaft by hand and try to turn it.It should turn with very little effort.If it doesn't move at all it's the bearing.If it moves a little bit in both directions it's stuck in 2 gears.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Will a drive shaft off an 850 work?



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Posted February 02, 2015 - 07:20 PM

Will a drive shaft off an 850 work?

 

No that one used a different pulley set up, and does not have the brake plate like the 6 speed models.....

Replacing the bearings is not that bad if you have to do it


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 08:32 PM

Thank you for all your help, sir.

I have it partly torn apart. Definitly the bearing. Also have a leak in the axel seal on the right side. Should probably look into that while the unit is down.






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