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fast hitch helper spring…..

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:11 pm

Trying to remove the helper spring from my TC….The rockshaft is forward by means of cranking the engine..( I just put a clutch in it and I noticed the TC was leaking so I am going to rebuild it, and I am unable to start the engine so I cranked it till it got forward as far as it is)….Anyhow it doesn't seem to want to slide out of the bracket and I've let the spring off as far as I can without totally removing the nut holding the spring….Any advice would be appreciated…. :thanx: :D Dave
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Re: fast hitch helper spring…..

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:55 pm

Rockshaft needs to be all the way forward. Is it slack enough for you to detach it from the rockshaft? If so, do that first and it should slide right out of the bracket. Otherwise, you could remove the bracket from the transmission and fender.

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Re: fast hitch helper spring…..

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:08 pm

There should not be any more than hand pressure on the spring with the nut completely backed off. Nothing will go "SPROING!" if you back the nut off completely to give yourself some wiggle room.

Odds are the rod has a groove worn in it and it's just hooked on the lip. Once spring pressure is released you should be able to jiggle it out.

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Re: fast hitch helper spring…..

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:31 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Rockshaft needs to be all the way forward. Is it slack enough for you to detach it from the rockshaft? If so, do that first and it should slide right out of the bracket. Otherwise, you could remove the bracket from the transmission and fender………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Thanks Don, I cranked the engine till it was forward, I think Matt is correct as I was looking at it earlier….I'll pop the nut off in the AM….I just didn't want to drop a round in the tube unaware of where it was going …. :lol:

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Re: fast hitch helper spring…..

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:35 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:There should not be any more than hand pressure on the spring with the nut completely backed off. Nothing will go "SPROING!" if you back the nut off completely to give yourself some wiggle room.

Odds are the rod has a groove worn in it and it's just hooked on the lip. Once spring pressure is released you should be able to jiggle it out.
…….Yep thanks Matt…..I looked at it earlier and I do believe theres a groove worn in it…….Never took one off a fast hitch tractor before and didn't want it to go " SROING" as you so accurately put it……Appreciate your input….. :thanx: Dave
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Re: fast hitch helper spring…..

Postby danovercash » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:30 pm

They will wear! Don't have pix handy but mine looks like half the rod is outside the bracket.
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