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I'm back! The tractors been running great. I almost finished up mowing yesterday but as I engaged the clutch, I got nothing from the rear end. I noticed pretty big gaps by the hubs and axle. I knew something was wrong when I pushed it back into the garage and I didn't have to disengaged the the Free Wheel.

So, I jacked it up and started poking around. I didn't stay up on the 50 hours of use and rear end play adjustment. Big oops...

It seems the left and right sides of the rear axle spin freely of each other. I tried to adjust the gaping by tighting the castle nuts, but there's a good 1/4" - 1/2" on both sides still.

I know nothing about transmissions, but I'm sure I can slide a new axle right through there (sarcasm). Seems like getting the cover plate off and looking in there is a smart idea.

Just got back from checking it out some more. I can pull the whole wheel and axle assembly out on both sides. Definitely think the rear axle is snapped.

Here's some pics, but it doesn't show much. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks everyone!



 

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All I can say is that dont look good at all.

Thats what the axle play looked like when I snapped my 850's tranny this spring.
Take the cover off and see what she looks like inside......
Those gaps are definitely too large to be from sloppy axle play
 

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Bolens 1000 said:
All I can say is that dont look good at all.

Thats what the axle play looked like when I snapped my 850's tranny this spring.
Take the cover off and see what she looks like inside......
Those gaps are definitely too large to be from sloppy axle play
Ya, what he said :D
 

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TeamJA said:
It seems the left and right sides of the rear axle spin freely of each other.
I have a spare 850 transmission. Send me a PM if you need a new axle (or any other parts off it).
 
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