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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2015 - 07:42 PM

I have one in for repair I cleaned the carb and redone the wiring got it running smooth but can't get it in gear. It has flats so I put it up on jackstand and still nothing. any other ideas before I tear open the transaxle ?



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Posted October 01, 2015 - 07:57 PM

The parking brake may be stuck on at the transaxle. It may not let the gears align for you to get it into gear. Make sure it is free and air up those tires. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 01, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Is it gear or hydrostatic? In either case could the pulley be stripped? Mine is a hydro and The input shaft had course splines the pulley stripped out. I wound up drilling and tapping the pulley and put set screws.
The wheels also have a keyway, but at least one should have turned unless both were sheared.
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Posted October 01, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Can you get it in gear with the engine not running?

Are the drive belt guards installed? They hold the belt away from the engine pulley when you push the clutch in.

 

What transaxle is in it? Hydro? or 4/5/6 speed spicer or peerless? or single speed with varidrive? or older 4 speed peerless 2300?

 

Murray used alot of different transaxles over the years.

 

If it's an spicer or peerless 4/5/6 speed the grease is more than likely dried up in it.They tend to stick pretty good.Sticking Brake shouldn't prohibit it from going into gear but it will burn your belt up.

 

If you have to take it out make sure not to skimp out of the grease.Pack it full.It's gona take a couple tubes of greese.


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Posted October 01, 2015 - 11:17 PM

This one is geared and has sit for awhile.

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 06:48 AM

If its rust, dried grease, or almost anything else, it will need to come apart. Unless it will go in when not running like Eric mentioned.
Let us know what you find.

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 06:56 AM

I'm betting the trans has rusted and little fingers are rusted in the slots. I had a 6 spd craftsman I had to tear apart because of it...I poured water out when I split the case.

I would check the brakes, etc before tearing it apart though.



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Posted October 02, 2015 - 07:49 AM

I'm going to tear it apart Sunday got to get ready for the show tomorrow.



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:33 PM

Must have been a gallon of water came out of the transaxle when I tore it apart.


Edited by bbuckler, October 04, 2015 - 07:49 PM.





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