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 I've got more problems than I care to admit to, but today's problem is the transmission on the Simp 4108; 'Ole Reliable. She's nothing special but she cuts the grass every week. Well, today I started to cut: around the edge in 1st, turn around and put it into 2nd, let out the clutch and... nothin'. The indignity:$: I had to finish with a walk-behind mower. I own 2 1/2 Broadmoors and an A/C 414S and none of them work. If it wasn't for crisis management, I'd have no management skills whatsoever.O.o

  The shifting had been a little balky the past couple of weeks. So I look underneath and the belt is still in place, though on the wrong side of one of the belt-tender wires. I put that back as it should, put it in gear got underneath and the input pulley is turning but not the wheels. This trans is an H-pattern 3-speed and has always felt solid. I'm hoping for a key or pin that let loose. I'll tear into it tomorrow and take pictures as I go. I know this is a model not much discussed and maybe someone will benefit from my documentation of my floundering around in there. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanx, Dave

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dhoadley

The patient.

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So I went over to dig into this issue bright and early. First thing to do is remove the wheel weights.

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I start on the left side and look what I find inside.

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I LOVE easy fixes. I specialize in easy fixes. This is right down my alley. The C-clip was loose so I squeezed it tight and reinstalled key and clip. Checked the other wheel just to be sure and was done in short order. Thank you for your support. Dave

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rich_kildow
10 hours ago, B-16_IC said:

If we could all be so lucky! One thing is, you know that rim will come off the shaft if you need it to.&:)

Good point...I have some rototiller tines I hope this happens to.

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