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Kimberly    Posted 11-17-2021 at 19:23:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • What is this noise?
  • Went to use the Old Girl today and it had a noise; seemed to get louder operating the lift. Someone suggested that the starter is not disengaging all the way.

    John Blumer    Posted 11-23-2021 at 17:10:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Radius rods for sure. The N series tractors are notorious for it.

    Kimberly    Posted 12-22-2021 at 22:22:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What is the proper way to correct the issue?

    John Blumer    Posted 12-23-2021 at 07:58:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • One way is to replace the cap that holds the radius rod where it connects to the side of the transmission housing. I also know people have gooped automotive silicone on the ball end and inside the cap. Let it dry and put everything back together. Some people have also cut a old bicycle inner tube and put it around the ball and reinstalled the cap.

    Kimberly    Posted 11-20-2021 at 21:08:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I took the starter off today and cleaned the bendix and reinstalled the starter. The tinny rattle sound was still there. Then I got to noticing the sound was coming and going. I was trying to locate the sound and I would lean in to the tractor and it would go away and when I stood up it would start again. "What is going on," I thought to myself. Then I noticed that when I leaned in I was supporting myself with the radius arm. I tested and yes, when I put pressure on the radius arm the sound quietened down. With the tractor running the vibrations were enough to produce the tinny rattle I heard. I haven't noticed this before; it could be the way the tractor was parked. I shut the tractor off and and made a video of the loose radius arm but haven't uploaded it to YouTube.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-18-2021 at 08:27:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • While Bruce is correct, If you have a Harbor Freight anywhere near this would be a good investment for you. Only $4.99


    They work really well.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-18-2021 at 00:13:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A 3/8 inch piece of rubber hose about 4 feet long is a good stethoscope.
    One end up to your ear and the other pokes around on the machine until you find the area of your noise. Lift going up shouldn't have much to do with a starter.
    You will find that noise, like the pains in your body, have a wonderful way of travelling. Finding the origin can be a daunting task at times.

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