So here is my deal I took the axle shaft off awhile back before starting the tear down for rebuild of complete tractor to figure out reason why the tires moved in and out Now there is a bearing I believe at the housing end and there is a rubber seal the seal looked worn out and I had no idea where to find any information on the transaxle so I could find correct rubber seal SO I used the old one and today I filled the transmission up and tonight I have a little puddle on the floor where the axle bolts to the housing I am guessing that rubber is leaking QUESTION IS WHERE DO I FIND THE INFO ON THAT RUBBER SEAL?? WOULD LOVE A PARTS BREAKDOWN OF THE TRANSAXLE Anyone else ever have this issue? I could probably pull it back apart and use gasket maker but would rather fix it correctly just don't want things cobbled I was kind of worried with that old seal and now my worries are confirmed
SNAPPER 1855 TRANSAXLE QUESTION NEED HELP
Posted June 01, 2016 - 12:23 AM
Posted June 01, 2016 - 06:36 AM
Find the manuals for your tractor and transmission in our Manuals Section. The seal is probably a common seal that your local auto parts store can match by its dimensions. Never reuse old gaskets and seals on things like this. Your time is too valuable. You will find that many of the parts used on old tractors were generic and can be purchased from NAPA or other auto parts store. NAPA even has a "Small Engine and Power Equipment" catalog. Good Luck, Rick
BTW when your gas tank starts to leak because of the rubber grommet, NAPA carries those too.
Edited by boyscout862, June 01, 2016 - 06:45 AM.
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:45 AM
It does talk a little about it but i didnt see anything about that seal Wonder why?? I have chemo today so i wont be able to tear it down after 6 hrs of laying there getting treatment wont feel like working on it so maybe by sunday or monday This is a HAVE TO DO DEAL!!!
Posted June 01, 2016 - 11:02 AM
Local parts store and Napa neither one have the seal
Posted June 01, 2016 - 01:07 PM
Check with one of our sponsors. One of them is bound to have it or be able to get it for you. If all else fails, get the measurements of the seal and check with BAUM HYDRAULICS web site. I haven't found a seal yet they don't have. In Omaha NE. so if your on the West side of Iowa you can drive there to get it to save time. Have to order it ahead of time though. No walk in service any more. Go in their North door. They are on 13th street. Can't say right off what the cross street is. Good luck.
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 01:41 PM
Olcowhand had a PDF of the parts breakdown, but the link in the old thread is broken. Maybe he'll chime in...
- adolphsson09 said thank you