Main Pully Sliding Back and forth won't engage
Posted October 22, 2011 - 09:02 AM
That said, today while joy riding on my qt17 i heard a rhythmic clanking. The top large double pulley that engages the PTO in front of the tractor was sliding back and forth. I turned the PTO on and id did engage once, but now it will not engage at all. Nothing happens when I turn on the PTO switch except the PTO light comes on. I can move the pulley back and forth with my hand. Any ideas how should I begin fixing the problem? I have the twin Kholer engine.
Posted October 22, 2011 - 09:20 AM
Posted October 22, 2011 - 05:08 PM
as mentioned above, check for anything out of the ordinary.
Check an make sure that snap ring (#55) is intact.
Can you take some pictures of that area. Mabye someone will be able to see a problem if you post a few pictures.
Dont be afraid to ask questions..Thats what us Bolens nuts are here for
Posted October 22, 2011 - 07:50 PM
- Bolens 1000 said thank you
Posted October 23, 2011 - 01:14 PM
Posted October 23, 2011 - 01:53 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. Looking at the parts diagram it looks like I a missing the cap screw. I posted a couple of pictures. I noticed some sparks comning out from behind hte PTO assembly. Would you guys buy the new cap screw and see if that fixes the problem or take the whole assembly apart and look for damage? Thanks again![ATTACH=CONFIG]23594[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]23595[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]23596[/ATTACH]
It's a good thing you found this before the pulley/clutch decided to leave the motor. You are missing parts 23,26 and 21. I would take it apart and inspect it if it was mine but that is up to you. You need to make sure the new cap screw is torqued properly and also that the threads in the shaft are in good condition. Again, I am not familiar with Bolens.
Posted October 23, 2011 - 02:33 PM
Posted October 23, 2011 - 03:57 PM
Posted July 08, 2012 - 07:22 AM
I know it has been a while, but I'm finally ready to start working on this. Do you still have that clutch you mentioned? Thanks!