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Leaky in the rear...

Postby allenlook » Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:51 pm

Well, as happy as I am that Jay is running, I do need to finish up some work on him, or he'll be mowing the lawn in diapers.

There's a pretty good leak on the left rear axle, I can't tell from where. Have gone over the parts diagrams a few times, but I'm probably gonna have to tear into him to find out what it is. I think I'll top up his fluids for now and run him as long as the pressure washing doesn't turn up any significant cracks/damage. I'll assume it's a blown seal.

It's leaking pretty good right onto the top of the hub seen here in the center of the picture (and the wheel).

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Postby parts man » Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:50 pm

Yup Allen, that is most likely your rear axle seal. I expect you have no brakes on that side because of all the gear oil on the band as well. Not a hard fix. :wink:
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Hmmm.

Postby allenlook » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:06 pm

That's the odd part, I seem to have brakes just fine on both sides, and I was figuring that I wouldn't with all that lube on there (and there's a lot)...

Then again, I don't know what "good brakes" is. But it seems to stop really well, even downhill, and I can steer it with the brakes either direction...
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Postby parts man » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:18 pm

Do your brakes squeal or grind? If you're down to the rivets grease likely wouldn't hinder the braking action. :idea:
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Nope...

Postby allenlook » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:19 pm

Nope, they're quiet. Good thinkin' though.
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Postby parts man » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:25 pm

Sorry, sometimes my mind automatically jumps to worst case, cause I see a LOT of those "worst cases" with salvage tractors! :roll:
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Postby Donny M » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:30 pm

Oh, I get it now :!: :!: :!: I never paid attention to this post until now. With that title I thought it was something old people get :!: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Nope...

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:37 pm

allenlook wrote:Nope, they're quiet. Good thinkin' though.
There is a drain hole under the brakes, and as long as it's kept open any leaking oil will drain out rather than puddling and getting on the brake bands.
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Postby Denny Clayton » Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:47 pm

If your transmission is truly overfull as speculated in an earlier post, once you correct the fluid level the leak may disappear.
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