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Terry Huff    Posted 09-15-2017 at 07:38:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N
  • I posted a message the other day about my 8N binding up,,,,I jacked up the rear of the tractor, put it on jack stands,,,,turned the right wheel forward and the left one goes forward also,,,,same if I turn either of them,,,they both turn in the same direction...they should be going opposite direction correct? So I think that there is something going on in the differential? I believe I am correct,,,just looking for reassurance before I take it apart....

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-15-2017 at 11:01:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Was the transmission in neutral or in gear?
    Transmission in neutral, both tires will most likely turn in the same direction. The motion will take the path of least resistance, and may only turn the transmission output shaft. Put transmission in gear. Turning one tire can't turn the pinion gear so the movement must transfer thru the differential spider gears and turn the opposite tire backwards.

    If putting the transmission in gear makes it so you cannot turn the tire, something in the differential has come loose or gotten jammed in there and locked up the spider gears.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 09-15-2017 at 10:51:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N
  • YEP !Should go in opposite directions.There seems to be "not" enough shims on (1)axel to keep the axels from meeting togather.Might be other problems but this is the one that comes to mind.John Smith's site has a swell tuteral on this adjustment of the shims on the axels.

    Terry Huff    Posted 09-15-2017 at 18:56:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Charles,,

    Can you tell me or send me the link to John Smith's tutorial on adjustment of the shims?


    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-15-2017 at 20:55:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • He basically says use the procedure in the manual, then offers tips based on his experience.

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