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#1 Porkchop5 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 03:45 PM

I have a 1996 sears craftsman 917.251492 whose trans-axel needs repair. Can't find anyone willing to tell me what's wrong with it. Can't find a replacement trans. Anyone have any suggestions. Tractor is in good shape except will not go forward or backwards. What would this be worth if I wanted to sell it. Thanks in advance



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 03:56 PM

May simply be a sheared key on transaxle input pulley, or one of the axles/hubs has a sheared key.  Yours may or may not have keyed axles.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 03:59 PM

Welcome to GTT. You aren't giving enough info for a good answer. Is it a lawn tractor or a garden tractor? Can you do the work yourself? If not, it probably isn't worth the cost of the labor. The problem may just be in the linkage but you would need to take pics and post them.

 

As far as selling it, It may be worth something if the engine runs real good but in general there just aren't that many people working on them. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 03:59 PM

Looked it up & your hubs do use a key on the axle.  It's likely a key sheared if your belt is turning the pulley being forward & reverse are out.  You can look up the parts & service info HERE.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:04 PM

This is a hydro version correct?  Did this happen gradually or all of a sudden?



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:11 PM

Welcome to GTT. You aren't giving enough info for a good answer. Is it a lawn tractor or a garden tractor? Can you do the work yourself? If not, it probably isn't worth the cost of the labor. The problem may just be in the linkage but you would need to take pics and post them.

 

As far as selling it, It may be worth something if the engine runs real good but in general there just aren't that many people working on them. Good Luck, Rick

It's a garden tractor. Can't do the work myself. Engine runs well. Just happened all of a sudden.



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:12 PM

This is a hydro version correct?  Did this happen gradually or all of a sudden?

Yes hydro-gear 218-3010L. all of a sudden.



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Looked it up & your hubs do use a key on the axle.  It's likely a key sheared if your belt is turning the pulley being forward & reverse are out.  You can look up the parts & service info HERE.

Belt is turning. Thanks for the link.



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:53 PM

Hmmm. . .      sounds like it could be simple. Do we have any member is this guys area doing repair work?



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Hmmm. . .      sounds like it could be simple. Do we have any member is this guys area doing repair work?

Looks to be close to NUTNDUN!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 08:03 PM

I can't look at the parts list on my phone, but this thread is something to consider. Sounds like a similar tractor.
http://gardentractor...4885#entry14885

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 08:22 PM

Have you by chance replaced any belts, my brother in-law replaced his belt and somehow got mixed up and had the drive pulley running the direction. Pump doesn't work like that.

 

just a thought

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 08:33 AM

Hello, Porkchop5.

I have repaired many of this for having the same problem, 9 times out of 10 its the Brake Shaft Assemble.
Its a Drive Shaft that go's between the Hydro Pump & the Main Drive Gear inside the Transaxle.
It has Fine Tooth spline on the coupler shaft, and over time, it looses its Grip from Viberation and Stress....and Strips Out the teeth....P/N# Repair Kit 210-3000...Cost $125.00 Bucks

Transaxle does need to be Removed.
Fairly Easy Job, Takes about 5 Hours?
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Posted March 06, 2016 - 05:07 PM

Hello, Porkchop5.

I have repaired many of this for having the same problem, 9 times out of 10 its the Brake Shaft Assemble.
Its a Drive Shaft that go's between the Hydro Pump & the Main Drive Gear inside the Transaxle.
It has Fine Tooth spline on the coupler shaft, and over time, it looses its Grip from Viberation and Stress....and Strips Out the teeth....P/N# Repair Kit 210-3000...Cost $125.00 Bucks

Transaxle does need to be Removed.
Fairly Easy Job, Tannkes about 5 Hours?

Old Wrench just wanted to thank you for your spot on diagnosis of my problem. It was the drive shaft. Picking it up next Saturday. Thanks again!!!


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Fantastic job old wrench.
Great news porkchop!

Glad trigger will ride again.




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