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Jessie Peterson    Posted 03-20-2020 at 17:49:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Lower pivot pin leaking on the right side
  • I have a lower pivot pin leaking on a 1948 I am restoring. I have the Manuals and understand to remove the left (to check it) and still get to the right . Question is since I am working outside I was told by an old timer that since my left is tight I could just go thru the PTO shaft . Is that something that is doable ? It would save me the trouble of renting or borrowing a lift to take the housing off. Just wanted to know so I wasn't working extra for nothing !

    Loren CA    Posted 03-21-2020 at 11:36:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Lower pivot pin leaking on the right side
  • Yes, you can. You will be working mainly by feel, and getting the cotter key lined up is a challenge. Not fun, but we have done it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-21-2020 at 12:26:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Lower pivot pin leaking on the right side
  • By using a telescoping inspection mirror, good lighting, non-arthritic fingers, and plenty of patience, it can be done. If leak isn't a major catastrophe, deal with at the next tear down. The brakes probably leak too so more to it than the lift pin.


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    Charles    Posted 03-26-2020 at 19:13:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Lower pivot pin leaking on the right side
  • The pin is probably worn more on outside than inner. I like to cut a coffee can for shim and drive it in as far as possible than fill with lock tight

    HCooke    Posted 03-20-2020 at 18:34:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "Is it possible my oil pump needs rebuild/repalce?"

    You got long skinny arms? Not going to be able to see what you are doing.

    Mark    Posted 03-24-2020 at 06:04:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have replaced the lower link pins and do not know at all how it is feasible to change the lower right link by going thru the PTO opening. The torque is fairly high to secure it tight and I do not know how you would get the proper tool in there.

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