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Robert    Posted 10-21-2019 at 09:31:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1958 8N won't go into gear
  • Hello, my 5 speed 8N won't go into gear. It sat over winter and would not go into gear when I tried to use it in spring. The PTO will engage and disengage with the clutch.With it running I can feel the tractor shake slightly when I shift from forward to reverse without using the clutch. I removed the oil fill plug on top of the differential and can see the center carrier move slightly when I shift from forward to reverse.
    I tried locking the clutch pedal to the floor for a few days, removing the starter and confirming the throw out bearing on the trans shaft is not stuck.
    Any ideas what the problem could be?
    Thanks,
    Bob

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 10-21-2019 at 14:44:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1958 8N won't go into gear
  • Help us out w/ a better ID.

    No 8N is a 5 speed.

    No 8N was made in 1958.

    Robert    Posted 10-22-2019 at 00:55:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1958 8N won't go into gear
  • Thanks Bruce,

    You are correct, no such tractor. Sorry for the confusion. It is a 1955 Ford 800 with a five speed.

    Bob    Posted 10-22-2019 at 00:46:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1958 8N won't go into gear
  • Sorry guys, don't know why I thought it was a 58 8n? It's a 55 ford 800 with a five speed. It was running while I shifted between forward and reverse and saw the diff unit move slightly.

    brownsmule    Posted 10-21-2019 at 21:09:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • suspect that the clutch disc is STUCK to the flywheel // several fixes using search // Best-0-Luck // brownsmule

    steve j    Posted 10-21-2019 at 13:36:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1958 8N won't go into gear
  • Is that "won't go into gear" with the tractor running or not running? If it goes into gear with the motor not running than it might just need adjustment on the pedal throw.

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