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#1 adolphsson09 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:04 PM

Both of my rear wheels on the project tractor I am tearing down are loose Cant remember if those have wheel bearings in them or not.


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 08:09 PM

It appears they do looking at it just hope the problem isn't deeper Oh yea here are a few pics I need something to do to keep my mind off of the cancer I am being treated for

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Posted April 20, 2016 - 09:03 PM

I tightened up the wheel bearing nuts but still wiggles could there be a deeper problem?? Or could it just be the bearings??



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Posted April 20, 2016 - 11:38 PM

These tractors have bearings in the out board axle housings.  I think we need to take a better look at the tractor to determine the problem.

1.  Check that the lug nuts are tight and the rims are tight to the hubs?

yes = tighten lug bolts.

no = proceed to 2.

2.  Remove the wheels and check the hubs and there connection to the axle.  Are they loose?

yes = repair or replace Axles/Hubs

no = proceed to 3.

3.  Is there excessive movement of the axle in the axle housing?

yes = replace the outboard bearings.

no = proceed to 1.

I think this will get you to the problem.  If not please let us know what you find.


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 01:07 AM

I don't know what type of Cancer your dealing with, but you can beat it. I have been cancer free for over a year now, just really getting to feel like my old self with work and thing, but I'm alive and finally able to get into the tractors more now, I will be PRAYING for you!!

 

And I would follow Ducky's post above to solve your issue, Good Luck.. :thumbs:


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 06:53 AM

When I first got my JD317 both rear wheels were loose. It turned out that the axle nuts that hold the hubs to the axle were not tight. Once they were snugged up everything was fine. 

  Having a nice project like your 1855 to work on will help keep you occupied while going through your treatment. 



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 09:41 AM

So I first made sure the hub nuts are tight still movement Then took the wheels off and the shaft moves in and out less than 1/4 inch but movement is there it moves both sides when I do this from either side also with the brake applied the axle still turns but the disc brake is applied and adjusted properly So is it both outer bearings or should I check the side that obviously needs the seal replaced as it was all greasy dirty around the outer housing and inside the rim of the tire I do have another rear end but the ear for the 3 point is busted on the right side I could take the housing off the one in the tractor as it is the side that leaks There are also some shaft housings up for sale on ebay  Just looking for the easier fix Thanks for any input



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Well I just checked the other rear end I have and it has the same play and the axles turn with brake applied so back to square one I guess



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The end play in the axle shafts indicate something in wrong inside the the housing.  Hate to say this but you will have to look inside.



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Such as??



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 01:18 PM

Thinking worn shims or bearings
Let me check one of mine when I get home.
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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:24 PM

Someone has had this apart at sometime the hub off anyway and didnt replace the seal as i did today Looking at the manual it shows in 4-15 that shims are used to eliminate end play between housing and hub



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:58 PM

Checked a couple of 2500 rear ends I have here and they have close to the same end play as you describe.  This could not cause a wheel to wobble.

Just to back up here a moment.  Are we sure that a wheel is not bent?



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Sorry i guess i should have rephrased the whole post there is play back and forth MY BAD there is no wobble SO SORRY


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 08:15 AM

On the two MF 1655 's that I used to have both of them had a bit of in and out movement as well. When I replaced the rear seal on one of them I was able to just buy a seal from the auto parts store. Also had to replace one Bearing. This is what I used

Rear Brg:  NSK R18  [shallow deep groove brg ]

Rear seal  :  National  481792   [ 1.125 x 2.125 x  0.250 ] 

Hope this helps you to get the parts before tearing it apart.


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