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#1 Jdeere216 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 09:48 PM

Have a Jeere 216. Been clearing some land here lately and I hooked up to my 5x8 trailer and took off threw the woods and got hung up on a cedar tree stump that I cut off some time ago and didn't see it there and got hung up. It threw my drive belt off so I shut it off and got under neath and I put it back on correctly. Started it and went on about my business and then today I get going and I throw it into 3rd on the highside and it doesn't wanna go any faster than what it feels like to me 2ND on the lowside. There is alot of slop in the handle to put it in highside lowside handle. But now if you go down hill you can feel it catch up and take off. I got under neath it just a few minutes ago and I can't figure out what the issue is. I'm a mechanic so I was hoping to figure it out but these garden tractors are a little different breed. I read a forum a second ago and someone was saying it maybe a bent pulley that could be the cause of his issue? Any ideas?! Please and thank you!

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Posted January 19, 2017 - 11:58 AM

I broke the secondary spring and it acted something like your.

here is a pic from the under side

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you might have bent the secondary pulley bar or bolt.

if the secondary pivot bolt is wore - it also can cause a problem.

that pivot bolt should be lubed from time to time.

just like the variator pivot bolt.

check the alignment of the belts.


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Posted January 19, 2017 - 02:58 PM

I'm betting you slightly bent that piece holding the pulleys, also.




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