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Chy NY    Posted 01-18-2022 at 12:11:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Shift lever spring seat
  • Hi, 1947 8N
    Shifter spring seat (9N7228A2) seems to have slipped out. I can shift it as long as I hold the lever down. I recently replaced the shift lever. I suspect either worn out original seat part or poor fit on aftermarket lever. So now, is that seat going to get up in the gears and break a tooth or something, or can I wait until warmer weather to take the cover off and fish it out and repair the deal? Thanks, Chy

    Chy NY    Posted 01-19-2022 at 08:35:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Shift lever spring seat UPDATE
  • 1949 8N. So I peeked into the trans. cover thru the oil filler hole and the spring seat is there. But why am I able to lift the shift lever up enough so that it will swivel around? Everything works as long as I don't lift the lever up. Thanks, Chy

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 01-19-2022 at 17:36:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Shift lever spring seat UPDATE
  • Perhaps the pin that the shift lever pivots around has sheared off. It goes through the lever at the top of the pivot ball section and rides in a slot on one side of the shift lever housing. Pull up the boot and you should be able to see if it is in place and working.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-19-2022 at 18:50:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Shift lever spring seat UPDATE
  • My not knowing the wear in your shift system does not apply to my answer. Here is why.
    The original 8N shift lever system was DESIGNED to be able to lift up the shift lever and rotate the lever 90 degrees.
    WHY? Big boots. The lever can be lifted and swiveled in neutral or in gear and with the tractor running or parked. Even when going down the road or across the field working.
    It is much easier to get big clunky boots across the transmission when getting on or getting off if the lever is out of the way. Also, if you were to stop in the field to get off and leave the tractor running, it is safer to swivel the lever out of the way.

    Chy NY    Posted 01-19-2022 at 19:42:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Shift lever spring seat UPDATE #2
  • Holy Cow! I had thought maybe the gates kept the lever from coming out. Recently I had to rebuilt a horizontal shift rod in the transmission. I saw that the gates under the cover were worn, but not bad, so did not weld them up and make them good. Now that I know that the spring seat is not floating around, I'll run it like it is this winter, then take the cover off during warmer weather and check it out. However, what you are saying is exactly what is going on. The pin and slot in the stick are new. Thanks, Chy

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