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2NTony    Posted 12-20-2017 at 10:41:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • lift pin leaking question
  • I know this has been answered at least a hundred times, but I am confused. On my 2N the right lower lift pin leaks badly. I know to remove the left trumpet and work through the differential, but want confuses me is some posts say you can reach the right pin by working through the diff, others seem to say you must remove the diff first. Having never done this before I want to know what I am faced with before I start. Must I remove the diff? If so is it difficult to remove. Is it hard to line everything back up? If it is going to be a BFD, I may just remove the right trumpet and not worry about tightening the non leaking left pin. All opinions, suggestions, and ideas are welcomed.
    Tony

    Farmer Brown    Posted 12-23-2017 at 06:56:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I had the same problem, same side with my 9N. The pin loosened and must have sheared the inside cotter pin. I had a leaking PTO shaft at the same time. I was able to get my arm in the big hole where the pto shaft was and get a big box wrench on the nut. I had a helper torque the heck on the stud. The stud is still tight and leak free.

    2NTony    Posted 12-22-2017 at 14:31:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks to all! I'll just take the right trumpet off and fix the one that leaks. I was going to start next week, but the local HF is out of 2 Ton engine lifts. Sigh.
    I guess there are a lot of other guys buying their own Christmas gifts too. LOL
    Merry Christmas to all of my N-Board friends. May the peace of the season be on you and yours.

    Tony

    Rustyal    Posted 12-21-2017 at 23:32:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You just take the trumpet off. Draining the fluid is the hard part. At least your leak will be fixed right.

    Dollar Bill    Posted 12-21-2017 at 04:59:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You can tighten the nut through the PTO shaft but unlikely you could manipulate the cotter key.

    Like Zane advised, differential comes out from the left side so you only need to remove the right side trumpet.

    It's not a hard job but it is time consuming and heavy - I used a cherry picker to save my back.

    Loren, CA    Posted 12-20-2017 at 18:07:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We are now working on an early 9N at the small museum I volunteer at. We just removed the right lift pin and the outside bracket by going through the PTO opening. We just sheared off the cotter pin with a wrench on the castle nut. It will probably be "fun" to put back together!

    Loren CA    Posted 12-27-2017 at 19:12:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Got the new lift pin and got it in today. It was not easy getting the cotter pin back in, but we finally got it. It was not easy, but we did it through the pto opening!

    ZANE    Posted 12-20-2017 at 11:38:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Remove only the right side and the differential will remain untouched.

    Zane

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