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#1 Matt O OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Hi everyone,

I acquired another Jacobsen chief a while back and just now got a chance to see what it would take to bring back to life. the problem with it is the transmission doesn't seem to shift properly and I cant find any gears. When sitting on the tractor, the shifter will only go to the left but rather than click into gear, the shifter twists and turns and never finds any gears. pictures below show the shifter in neutral, then first, then creeper, then second gear. my other Jacobsen and MM 108 shift normal ad they don't twist , they slide easy. it seems like the end on the shifter is riding up on the blocks in the transmission rather than pushing them. there is very little play in the blocks shown in the pictures and I tried pulling and pushing on them and they wont move, so they don't appear to be the problem. Any Ideas on what I could try to resolve this issue. Thanks  

 

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Dig out the Manual from the Manuals Section and take it down. It sounds like something has let go in the tranny and is jamming one of the rods. It is better to take it all apart and clean out any pieces than to try to get it going and wipe out more pieces. Good Luck, Rick 


Edited by boyscout862, April 27, 2015 - 07:43 PM.

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 08:11 PM

pull the snap ring out of the housing with the shift rod and it will come apart theirs probably a broken roll pin of some bad wear in there thats causing the problem.  I think its a 3/16 pin but not sure


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 09:56 PM

pull the snap ring out of the housing with the shift rod and it will come apart theirs probably a broken roll pin of some bad wear in there thats causing the problem.  I think its a 3/16 pin but not sure

 

If the shifter is spinning the Pin in the shifter is broken.

 

Easy and CHEAP fix is pull the snap ring and find yourself an old worn out screwdriver with the same shaft size and hack a hunk off pop it in and reinstall the snap ring.

 

Screw driver steel is some good hard stuff and will last for a long time.I used an old Stanley Phillips head last time I had to fix one.Cut the head off then measure,cut to length and reinstall. 

 

I have to do the one on my old Sears it's loose and most likely broken in 1/2.When they completely break it will be in 3 pieces.

 

 

 

Most of the time it's caused by improperly adjusted engine side Belt guard on the drive belt.They won't go into gear easily unless the belt Stops moving thus people will Jam them into gear and after a short time that little pin in the shifter Shears off.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Both answers above will get you all fixed up! It is an easy one to miss if you never had the issue before! Good luck!


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Posted April 28, 2015 - 05:06 AM

The problem with using a screw driver is it wont break but will wear into the aluminum eventually


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Posted April 28, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Thank You to everyone! The shifter doesn't spin, so I don't think the roll pin is broken. Hopefully this weekend I can tear down the transmission and find out what's going on.



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Posted May 02, 2015 - 08:45 AM

Hi everyone, So yesterday after work I prepared to get the transmission out of the tractor. took the mower deck off and blocked up the chassis and was about to take the wheels off when I decided I wanted to see what the position of the blocks are when I shift into a gear on the left. So I shifted it into what would be creeper gear and took the shifter off again. nothing moved in the transmission but this time the shifter lever spun freely in the assembly I pictured above. I tried to turn the lever when I had it apart before but it wouldn't spin so I figured it was something in the trans but I guess not having the roll pin  in line with itself this time it didn't lock itself up on anything. I should have taken the shifter assembly apart the other day even though it wasn't spinning but this is the first time I have done something to a transmission, will definitely do it in the future! Rather than tear down the transmission I will replace the roll pin  and the seal and see if that fixes the problem. Huge shout out to SUPERABEN (old path equipment) for having the parts available that I need to fix the tractor. Thank You everyone and when the parts come in I will let you know what happens!

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Edited by Matt O, May 02, 2015 - 08:47 AM.

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