154 clutch out of tractor

Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:52 pm

I was happy that the engine did not have to be moved. The clutch took about 1/2 hour to remove, shaft needed a little coaxing to slide forward. I decided to remove rear seat/fenders sheet metal as a unit, so I Could have good visual access to rear clutch and output shaft. As what I expected to find, the clutch flywheel was loose, and my home made bushing did not hold up. PO had used a beer can as a bushing to try take up slack and make for a tight fit between clutch flywheel and output shaft. This worked for a while, but eventually failed, so now I have to decide what my best option is to make the clutch operate as it should. My thinking is machine shop installed bushing , but not sure 100% what will work. the clutch flywheel is a spit design , that has a bolt that goes through clutch flywheel & output shaft, no pin used, not sure if the PO did this or if this 154 came this way factory. If anyone has ideas for me on possible repairs, let me know ...Thanks! I have a few pictures, you may see the wear on the hole through the output shaft and clutch flywheel hole, the bolt I removed had no signs of wear, but a ton of play in clutch flywheel. I need to figure a way out to shim or have a machine shop make a bushing to take up any slack. Poor design for a main power clutch in my opinion.
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Re: 154 clutch out of tractor

Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:54 pm

oops , here is a pic of clutch flywheel hub
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Re: 154 clutch out of tractor

Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:23 pm

he Ih 154 is not the only one with clutch issues in my barn, my JD mower, has a electric clutch that totally blew apart, I suspect bearing froze up. new price on warner electric clutch is 325.00 , and dealer wanted 150.00 to install, for 1/2 hour job. I will do he repair.
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Re: 154 clutch out of tractor

Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:26 am

My Ariens ZTR had a noisey clutch bearing. Not a servicable bearing per the catalog. I took the clutch off and pressed the bearing out, (didn't have anything to lose by trying). Bearing was available at NAPA for like $10.00. Pressed it back in and good to go. I honestly don't know how many times this can be done since the clutch housing is basically thick sheetmetal.

Re: 154 clutch out of tractor

Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:53 pm

When it rains it pours. Most of my tractor herd all need some sort of repair right now. Its even the cub cadets besides my int154's. I think i have one cub cadet that i can mow with right now. My point is they all seem to go at the sametime. Why i don't have a clue. Its just little things to repair. Bill

Re: 154 clutch out of tractor

Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:56 am

If things are not breaking, probably not using them enough,, my 2cents worth. Jim