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#1 humpy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Ive   recently  bought a second hand MTD 38" tractor ,  and currently have  body off while  replacing a chewed out drive bearing..
The gear shift lever has always felt a bit sloppy, so i thought would investigate further.
Have uploaded a vid  of it being moved around to http://cybersol.com....ploads/gear.mp4

I realise  the shaft is not being guided by the cover gear change slot  so is now  extra sloppy... but even when guided  it feels  sloppy..
Should it be  this way?
looked at the parts diagram at https://www.ereplace...62F000_WW_3.gif
 and can see an item 22 is a spring that is put near the shaft... there is a  hole in the chassis near the shaft, would this spring possibly be used to keep the mechanism " snugger"?
Any advice gratefully taken
 cheers
 



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Posted January 20, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day) for the MTD Shop Manual. There are three of them and they are located in a couple of places. The correct manual probably has the info that you want. Without pics I can not picture what you are talking about. Good Luck, Rick

Here is the section with MTD manuals. You need to figure out the model number and search through these pages. There are 3 "master" manuals on page 5.

Edited by boyscout862, January 20, 2018 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted January 20, 2018 - 12:39 PM

check and see if there is a bushing with possible wear 33-9 and 7 on parts list.



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Posted February 04, 2018 - 06:27 PM

after looking through the available manuals, managed to spot a picture that showed a nice clear shot of a small spring that does mount to top of gear change shaft... fitted a similar one and it now is very snug as it should be... thanks for all the help.


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