Good Afternoon All: Problem with PTO, won't engage. New tractor to me, the cap was rusted on so I didn't get a look at it when buying, just assumed it worked. You know what they say about assuming? Anyway, too late to complain. The shaft turns by hand now but needed help with a pipe wrench to get it to move. The engagement handle is slightly bent backwards indicating that someone tried real hard to make it engage. If you press hard on the handle you can feel very slightly a spline rotating but the handle appears to be in the rear, engaged position. You cannot move the handle forward.
Any suggestions as to the cure?