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#1 Nebraska Cowman OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:54 AM

It seems like when I start the engine with the shifter in neutral then when I go to put the shifter in gear the transmission gears seem to keep moving with the clutch pedal depressed making it grind to go into gear. Is there or should there be a brake to stop the transmission from turning while shifting? The clutch otherwise seems to work fine, fully releasing to stop and to shift from gear to gear, just not from neutral to gear. 

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:31 AM

The clutch belt probably needs to be adjusted. The belt guides and the mechanism that stops the belt should be adjusted too. If it has sat for awhile the pulleys maybe rusted and catching on the belt. Check the manual for the correct proceedure. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:51 AM

OK thanks, I'll check it out this weekend. I think it is going to be to hot to work anyway.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:53 AM

Not sure how these older ones are set up, but Rick's answer sounds about right. Have you read the adjustment procedure in this manual? Also, the next page is the brake adjustment. Seems there is a tab on the one pulley that should deflect the belt and stop it from turning.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:13 AM

I had a similar issue on my Suburban, I was always grinding gears. The clutch adjustment on the custom I think is very similar to the suburbans since they use the same rear axle. Mine was a combination of a worn belt and no lining on the brake band, the brake does help stop the transaxle's inyards turning somewhat, but it's more belt disengagement.


Read through this link, it may help you get an understanding of the setup, yours should be very similar. I am betting your drive belt is old and worn and grabbing pulleys even with clutch pushed in.



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:05 AM

Our custom 10XL does that also. I usually just leave the clutch in a little longer before I shift.                                                                               Roger

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 03:14 PM

Patience when shifting may pay dividends.

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Posted July 14, 2015 - 05:01 PM

I agree, adjusting drive belt is probably the issue. I just replaced a belt on my 10XL that was doing the same thing. Issue went away with new belt and a small adjustment.

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