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clutch adjustment

Postby brichter » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:41 pm

Changed out the throwout bearing on Mr Jesse here about 3 months ago. Everything went fine until last week. All at once clutch chattered and wouldn't go into gear. No problem, I just adjusted the clutch pedal and all went well again. Now today, in the midst of filling up some holes in the yard I attempted to put it in reverse and it just chattered and the pedal went to the floor. Turned it loose and the pedal came back but I have not been able to adjust the pedal and get it in gear. I have went all up and down the slot and no position works. What else should I do? Check the spring. I've never had trouble with a spring so could someone tell me how to test it and if that is not the trouble, what then?

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Re: clutch adjustment

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:04 pm

First off, look in through the hand hole and make sure the throwout bearing didn't explode.

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Re: clutch adjustment

Postby Glen » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 pm

Below is a page from the 1957 LoBoy operator's manual showing the clutch.
The graphite material sticks out of a new throwout bearing 5/16". ... e%2057.jpg

Use a good light to see in the hand hole. It is helpful to have the tractor in a building, so you don't have to look up at the bright sky, from under the tractor.

You didn't say what year LoBoy you have. :)

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Re: clutch adjustment

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:19 am

Billy Ray, you're gonna have to git on your back this time. I think Jim's right, it sounds like throw out bearing failure.

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Re: clutch adjustment

Postby inairam » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:14 am

I had a new bearing do that. It was greased but I did not know to soak it in oil for a while before installing it.
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