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Replacing the 800's axle seal and trying to get it running


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Posted March 26, 2011 - 05:36 AM

After cleaning the pool of oil that would form under the 800 every week I decided it was time to replace the seal in the tranny.

This is one of those 5 minute jobs that usually ends up taking hours to accomplish LOL. Thanks to the advice from Bruce I did manage to free the bronze bearing and I'm now working on the steel sleeve. Boy is that a PITA!

I got it soaking overnight so we will see how today goes

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 06:25 AM

well, soaking didnt do anything
It wont budge :wallbanging:

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 06:37 AM

I hope you manage to free it up, I know they can be a real pain in the but:wallbanging:. I tried to get at mine yesterday and had the same problem. Let me know if find an easy way to remove them!!!!!

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 06:40 AM

did you manage to get it off?
I've been hitting the cast iron hub using a block of wood to protect the cast.
then I try and grab it with pliers.

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 06:46 AM

Not yet! I will try again when it warms up outside -9c right now.

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 07:56 AM

I think we all had a frozen part like that at one time . Keep soaking because it doesn't look like a spot where you would want to heat with a torch . I guess if all else fails you could try splitting that bushing where the key is and get a new one .

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 08:01 AM

I managed to get it off :rocker2:I used a 2x4 and wedged it between the hub and the rear attachment point and used a 5lbs sledge and started tapping the wheel hub and prying with the 2x4 at the same time and it slowly came off:yelclap:.As you can see the hub seal was shot. Not sure of the right one, it seems to be seated a bit far in??
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Posted March 26, 2011 - 08:29 AM

I got mine off as well!!!!

I had to bring out the power tools LOL

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 10:03 AM

Great job !! Hope you use anti-seize when your putting it back together so it will be easier if you have to take it apart again.
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Posted March 27, 2011 - 05:17 AM

good job guys!, hey brian, did you do the side where the locking diff would be? I have to do mine in the 1050 again because I think i did it wrong the last time...It just looks different from what mine does/did??

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:28 AM

Yeah that was the side with the locking differential knob.
This one is slightly different than yours because its an old style 3 speed transmission.
Your tranny will require 2 additional seals if you rebuild the whole thing.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:55 AM

Hey Brian, did you remove the seals yet? if so how did you get them out. any pic's

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:57 AM

We need to put new seals in all of dad's Bolens. They don't leak much but it would be nice to know they don't leak at all. Great job getting the hubs off guys.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 09:31 AM

Hey Brian, did you remove the seals yet? if so how did you get them out. any pic's


Unfortunately I didnt take pics of seal removal.
My method is probably wrong but I usually try and tap them out with a screw driver. The small inner seal was really stuck in there and I managed to remove it but it no longer looks like a seal LOL.
I got to order them tomorrow.
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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:31 PM

when i replaced the seals in 1050 last year and i had to remove the old seal, I used a couple of screws and screwed them into the old metal part of the seal in a triangle pattern using 3 screws and then used a pliers to pull on the seals till they came out....it was really easy to do....easier than removing the hub
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