JD LT155 Rack and Pinion Snap Ring removal
Posted November 26, 2011 - 11:51 AM
After reading about the difficulty of removing the snap ring with a flat blade screwdriver, I picked up a pair of snap ring pliers for $10 at Ace hardware. It did the job easily without bloodied knuckles.
The next step is popping up the washer beneath the snap ring and then working the o-ring collar of of the rack and pinion assembly shaft. I lathered it up with WD40 and let it sit for 5 minutes. I then tapped it outwith a small steel bolt, while working it side to side from beneath. Not to bad a job if you take your time an make sure you have good lighting.
Now on to removing the main axle bolt.:confuse:
Posted November 26, 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted November 26, 2011 - 04:13 PM
Posted November 26, 2011 - 10:25 PM
I've tried crescent wrenches, sockets, vise grips and heated it up. I don't know if I heated it up enough. How far can you go when heating up a bolt?
Posted November 27, 2011 - 05:16 AM
Glad to have you with us.
Sometimes,if you heat it up cherry red and then quench it with cold water,that will break it free.
Posted November 27, 2011 - 05:01 PM