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Clutch replacement

Postby Oldthings » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:35 pm

I have a 49 cub that has the infamous rear seal leak. While apart I have considered replacing the complete clutch assembly. From what I have read the quality of them seem to vary. I am wondering if I should do it. The tractor doesn't look like its ever been split. The clutch doesn't slip, smooth and no noise. The adjustment is where the pedal comes barely off fully depressed to engagement. It has about 1/2 inch free play. Adjusting it further up from engagement resulted in chatter when fully released in neutral, I readjusted it back where it was. Should I leave it along, take my chances with a new complete kit or just replace the disc and resurface the flywheel?

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Re: Clutch replacement

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:36 pm

Your description sounds like a bad throw out bearing, do not buy parts till you check.
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Re: Clutch replacement

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:48 pm

While you have it split for the rear seal, you can remove the clutch assembly & inspect it. Service or replace as needed. But be sure you do the clutch levers (fingers) AFTER you have bolted it back to the flywheel, but BEFORE you put the tractor back together. A lot easier than trying to do it through the clutch housing handhold later!! There is a How To on the adjustment:

Also, inspect (replace, if needed) and lubricate the pilot bushing before reassembly.

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