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Lee W    Posted 04-16-2020 at 17:57:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Clutch
  • The clutch on my '49 8n is sticking again. I block it when not in use. Last time I sprayed it with brake cleaner. Is this the best treatment ?

    Lee w    Posted 04-17-2020 at 07:46:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The clutch is just slow to release. It is adjusted properly and a fellow who installed a new ring gear for me last year put in a new throw out bearing says the clutch is good

    Ultradog MN    Posted 04-17-2020 at 17:28:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sorry to disagree but a clutch that is slow to release and sticking is not a "good" clutch.
    If you have a floor jack, some wood cribbing and ordinary hand tools the job is pretty easy.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-17-2020 at 06:41:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • HiYa Lee-
    If your clutch pedal doesn’t come back up after being depressed, chances are one or both of the springs affixed to the clutch plate has broken or fallen off. The correct ‘fix’ as Ultradog said is to the split the tractor and rebuild/repair the damage. Splitting the tractor isn’t a difficult project, just extremely time consuming. I would suggest wait until you plan on doing a complete engine teardown and rebuild so it only has to be split once. If you can live with it, here’s a quick cheap temporary fix that may help.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ultradog MN    Posted 04-16-2020 at 19:55:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The best "treatment" would be to split the tractor and fix the rear main and transmission input seals which are the likely cause of it sticking. Replace the clutch while you're in there.

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