Cub Wheel Bearings, & 404 points'

Thu May 08, 2008 2:06 am

Cub right front wheel sounded strange and the bearings evidently were not greased by former owner in a long time!
This is part of what was inside the hub!
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The rollers fell out when I took the inner bearing off the spindle.
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And THIS was the points out of the 404!
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404 died in the middle of the yard and after looking at the points they looked rather smoked!---I put in some new ones and it started right up, so I drove back to the shed out of the wind to put the new cap on.--firing order is 1-3-4-2!--Right?-----Well this one only backfired and no start, so Virginia said to switch the wires around!--OK, at this point I am at a loss of a better idea, so I switch 1 and 3 ,now it ran on 2 cylinders, so she says to switch the other 2!---I did and now we got all 4 hittin again,BUT firing order is now 3-1-2-4!----What gives? My book shows 1-3-4-2!---did somebody get the cam gears off or what!---Interesting day!!
Anyway look at these fine "smoked" points! thanks; sonny

Re: Cub Wheel Bearings, & 404 points'

Sun May 11, 2008 11:07 pm

Cub wheel bearings in and now might have to consider fixin the brakes!!--tractor won't stop or sit like it used too since the front wheels are not dragging anymore!---got more HP too!!--takes off on idle, third gear, up grade in driveway, so I am satisfied !!

404 running good again ,but have to clean hydraulic filter screen again!--got slime over it again!---just cleaned system last year and put in the new expensive filter,put new fluid in, now the screen is slimed up again!--don't know what former owner might have used as hyd/trans. fluid but something is not compatible!---tractor has a front input transmission shaft seal leaking bad!(was leaking when I bought the tractor), and they may have dumped some sealer in the system, instead of just splitting the tractor and putting in the O ring seal! thanks; sonny

Re: Cub Wheel Bearings, & 404 points'

Mon May 12, 2008 9:40 pm

Got the screen cleaned today and 404 has snappy hyds. again for now!! thanks; sonny