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Thanks Dave, Our tractor is used only for tractor pulling currently. I think I will replace without separating. You know, time between pulls is sometimes short. After all I will be putting a 14 Hp Kohler on it before the next pull in May. If I ever decide to put it back to full time mowing yards or plowing, I will separate the case and check everything out. I appreciate the help. I hope to post a picture of this tractor as soon as I get some digital pictures taken. Rod H.
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I have a 62 Wards(Simplicity). The tranny was very low on oil. I filled it and not it is leaking at a fast rate. Can anyone give me a heads up on replacing the seal on the axle tube where is leak is? Does it require removal and disassembly, or can it be done in the tractor?
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Dave-Saratoga
check out this discussion[A href='http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=4212&mode=short&startwith=0']http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=4212&mode=short&startwith=0[/a]
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or this one[A href='http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=6573&mode=short&startwith=0']http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=6573&mode=short&startwith=0[/a]
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but this is the most informative[A href='http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=6096&mode=short&startwith=0']http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=6096&mode=short&startwith=0[/a]
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I have said this before. Remember these transaxles and BGBs will sometimes leak oil when they are TOO full. The best way is to remove the street elbow or plug and let the oil run out until no more comes out and then put the plug or ell back in. Many people fill the transaxle and BGB to the top of the street elbow instead of the bottom of the ell. THIS IS TOO FULL. Rod, I use Synthetic oil on all my tractors, but started with my pulling tractors. I have found some weeping of the synthetic that I did not get with the standard 80-90 weight gear lube. Good Luck! Mike S.
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When I read "filled it" my impulse was to ask what you meant by that. That's a lot of gear lube!!!MadManX
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Yeah Guys, I guess you can chalk it up to my stupidity. No book for the old tractor, hadn't put any fluid in the tranny since I bought it 15 years ago, thought I was hearing a beaing whine, so I put in a quart of gear lube. Dumb, huh. I guess we all learn from our mistakes. I think I'll try to drain it back into the bottle for later use. As many mods as I have done to this machine you would think that I would have known better. Late model driveshaft flex plates, Dynamark rear fenders, automotive steering wheel, 12Hp Cub Cadet engine installed with original sheetmetal intact, upgraded seat. As you can see I am not a purist, but I love the machine. I even ran this tranny in an AC716 for a couple of years before I reinstalled it into the 1962 Wards. Many of the mods and changes that people ask about, I have already done. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures or make drawings. Rod
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Mike, I may have filled the tranny too full. Are you saying that the level is only to the top of the street elbow near the bottom of the unit? Why is there a fill plug all the way on top? My other is a 1977 AC716H hydro which I have a manual for. I don't have a manual on this 1962 3-speed. I found a seal yesterday, but if I have overfilled, then I may not need it. I will check the level with the street elbow, probably too much. Thanks a lot. Rod
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Rod, the fill plug at the top is just that, the fill plug, ie a place to pour it in, when it runs out the level check hole you got it..MPH
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Wow.... Wish I had a lathe, and knew how to use it. Careful--we'll put you to work! Peter
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Thanks for the 2 cents. I was just joking about re-using the oil. It will go in the dirty oil jug that is used for slickum only on rusted parts etc. I spent last evening rebuilding a worn throttle shaft on a 14 Hp Kohler that I am installing on this tractor. Found a good throttle shaft and machined my own bushing. Works good. Rod
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Rod: Not to seem "elitist," but I wouldn't reuse that oil in anything important, just because it's now mixed with the old oil, which has had 15 years to accumulate moisture, and possibly corrosion, if nothing else. Also, any "ground gears" in 15 years may have resulted in metal particles floating in the oil. Just my .02.
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