154 Throttle Lever Removal

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154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby Eugene » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:58 pm

The cable is binding in the 154 throttle cable. I have the steering wheel removed.

Is there a simple way to access the throttle cable lever for removal?
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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:14 pm

On mine, I had to remove the FG dash cover to access the cable lever mounting screws. Getting the steering wheel off was the hardest part of the job.

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby Eugene » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:36 pm

Thanks Stan.

I checked out previous posts, but did not find an answer.

Couple years ago the throttle cable froze up on me. PB Blaster released it. This time I'm going to try a more permanent fix.

Got the 154 in the shop. Also doing a tune up, lub, and will attempt to tighten up some slop in the steering.
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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 am

Eugene, I don't remember posting anything about the throttle. I seem to remember posting about removing the steering wheel which was a PITA. I can take another look at mine if it will help you.

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby aparnell572 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:48 pm

I remember reading on here that someone took a bike brake cable and used it to replace their binding throttle cable

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby Eugene » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:26 pm

To access the throttle control lever, remove the two screws on the lower front side, one screw on each side of the fiberglass operator's station/control panel. Remove the 4 screws from the angled portion of the aluminum on panel in the operators station/control station. Lift the operator's station/control panel over the steering wheel post.

Some place in the process, remove the steering wheel and the handle of the throttle control lever.

Removing the panel will provide access to the electrical controls, including the solenoid, and the throttle control lever.

In my case the binding/stoppage was in the throttle control lever mechanism.
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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby BigBill » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:59 pm

If I remember I loosened up the plastic dashboard to get to the throttle bolts. You could drill a hole to fit a 1/4”Dr socketin thevwhite plastic too.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby ibdilbert » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:42 pm

I found a bearing separator kit from Harbor Freight made removing the steering wheel super easy.

https://www.harborfreight.com/automotiv ... 62593.html

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby Eugene » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:46 pm

The steering wheel came off easily with one of my bearing separators. I had worked on the tractor doing electrical work, removed the steering wheel, when a neighbor owned it. I lubed up the splines in the steering wheel before installation.

The entire task was not anyway as a difficult task as I expected.

I have the dash put back together, except for the steering wheel. Planning on tightening up the Ross steering sector, leaving the steering wheel off in case I have to remove the steering sector.
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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:21 pm

I have a 154 parts machine with a few parts left on it.

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby BigBill » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:17 am

I fixed my throttle cable using an o ring to hold the position were I set it.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby Eugene » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:44 am

The tractor had sat out side for years before I purchased it. Then the tractor sat out side over the fall, winter, and part of a spring, at my son's house.

This was the second time the throttle lever froze up since I have owned the tractor. Next time, the task will be much easier.
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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby SONNY » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:29 pm

My throttle cable is stuck, and I have had NO luck getting the steering wheel off!! ----thanks; sonny

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:01 pm

Sonny, did you see this thread about using a bearing separator? viewtopic.php?f=31&t=101147&p=800525&hilit=remove+steering+wheel#p799503 I made up a sling with a 1/2 inch nylon rope wrapped at the base of the steering wheel at the shaft and connected it to an overhead support with a hoist that allowed me to put the tension on the steering wheel and lift against the weight of the tractor holding down pressure. It finally separated without any damage to any of the parts although it was pretty difficult to be able to strike the nut on the shaft with a block of wood in place to keep from damaging the threads on the shaft/nut. Stan

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Re: 154 Throttle Lever Removal

Postby ibdilbert » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:22 pm

I just made this video the other day as a matter of fact. ;) Maybe it will be useful.....

Removing the steering wheel from an old tractor, International Cub Lo Boy 154 184 185 and Cadets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOzpxJFFHhE


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