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torque tube

Postby suzieq1 » Sun May 17, 2015 11:13 pm

What would be leaking from the inspection hole on the torque tube? Just behind where the motor and tranny meet. It smells like get at oil but I didn't think the tube had anything in it...

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Re: torque tube

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon May 18, 2015 2:27 am

Forward end of the Torque Tube next to engine? Likely leaking rear main seal. Do a search on this and THE VINE classified adds, there has been several recient threads on this subject. Repair requires splitting the tractor and removing the clutch/pressure plate assembly.

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Re: torque tube

Postby bob in CT » Mon May 18, 2015 6:11 am

Welcome to the forum. There is a second possibility, and that is a leak from the transmission. If you have not changed the transmission oil in a while, you will be shocked as to what comes out. They tend to fill up with condensation and in the process, get overfilled with a lube and water emulsion. Up in the navigation bar above, there is a link to PDF manuals where you can find scans of Owner's manuals if you don't have one. They have loads of information about the tractor- like the entire lubrication schedule.

That said, I have a tractor split in my future to replace a rear main seal with a modified seal housing. The original factory replacement seals are not fitting properly and they tend to leak.

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Re: torque tube

Postby suzieq1 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:41 am

Thank you for the insight that was supposed to say gear oil but somehow auto corrected. I am going to look at the manuals and see what I can find

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Re: torque tube

Postby suzieq1 » Mon May 18, 2015 9:01 am

It appears as though I do not have the clutch housing hand hole cover. the hole is there but nothing in it, this is where the oil is coming from. But again I was assuming that there is no fluid in the torque tube so then it would have to be the transmission seal ...right like bob said. it isn't leaking a lot and I really need it in the summer. the split wont happen until winter

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Re: torque tube

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Mon May 18, 2015 10:09 am

In the mean time I would make a cover or get one from TM TRACTOR. Mice think that is a great home.
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Re: torque tube

Postby bob in CT » Mon May 18, 2015 1:19 pm

suzieq1 wrote:It appears as though I do not have the clutch housing hand hole cover. the hole is there but nothing in it, this is where the oil is coming from. But again I was assuming that there is no fluid in the torque tube so then it would have to be the transmission seal ...right like bob said. it isn't leaking a lot and I really need it in the summer. the split wont happen until winter



I think if you drain the transmission and refill it to the proper level you will be fine for now.


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