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#1 robert_p43 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 10:58 AM

I haven't been on my tractor for months as I have had some health problems. I got on last week to move it and it only seemed to shift into 2;nd and 3'rd gear.  But as I let out the clutch, it would stall out.  My son in law used it to get wood from the wood pile all winter so I asked him if he had any problems.  He said not till 2 weeks ago when he went to move it to mow the lawn.

Today, I tried again and it wouldn't move.  I left it in neutral and shut it off, let out the clutch and it jerked forward. hmmmmm.  I started it, left it in neutral and it moves forward like it is in first gear. still won't shift into 1'st or reverse and 2'nd and 3'rd, still stalls out.  Back to neutral and it goes forward just fine as if in first gear. 

Any suggestions?  Is it possible it is just low on transmission oil or is something wrong with the shifter?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 11:36 AM

If your shifter is slightly bent or Loose or if the Pin in the top of the shifter is partly broke it will stay in 1st gear when you shift into another gear.Basically it pops up out of the slot and back in without disengaging the gear.



Water in the transaxle will also make it do this.If this is the case Just hope that it didn't break the shift fork.



Take the shifter off and verify that it's not in 1st gear.


here is a rough drawing that shows what being in neutral looks like.





Take your shifter off and the forks in Neutral position should line up and make a Slot.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:07 PM

I agree that it's stuck in gear.
You will have to take the shifter out.

Likely causes: frozen water in there, forced into gear.
Speed shifting (we're all guilty of it from time to time)
Worn out.

I would say you should check as Eric said, when its fixed... Be sure to change the oil.
Hope the medical stuff is sorting itself out.
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Posted June 06, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Your shifter may look like this.

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