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#1 metalmopar OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 05:18 PM

i have a Montgomery wards model 33148a lawn tractor that i am currently working on. the issue i am running into it that it seems it doesn't want to go into drive and i think there maybe a problem with the hydro-static drive i dont know if the fluid is low or if there is some sort of filter that could be clogged  because it moves under its own power a little bit but gives up after a minute or 2.any ideas?

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 06:05 PM

You have a Gilson made 1972 Montgomery wards 15hp .The oil filter is a {PH45 fram} if you want to replace it. Raise the right rear wheel 4' and remove the pipe plug right behind the filter.The oil should be at the level of the removed plug. Type A trans fluid is what was used from factory { it is a slow process if you have to fill it}. Make sure that the tow bar is all the way down, that would cause the tractor not to work. Gene
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Posted January 28, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Raise 4'?  Maybe 4"?   Would be laying on it's side otherwise. :D   I believe it is fluid level myself also. Not sure you can get type A anymore, but isn't Dexron 3 the newest version then? 

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