Getting Even

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Re: Getting Even

Postby john2189 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:53 pm

I worked on old TowMotor (Before Cat bought them) lift trucks and sometimes I’d have to put washers under the pp bolts to get them to work.
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Re: Getting Even

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:28 am

Tore the 184 back apart last night & removed the clutch and pressure plate.
It looks like the pressure plate is now missing a pin. The circle on the top is what it should look like and the circle on the bottom is the pressure plate finger missing its pin.
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Once I got it out of there, it was obvious.
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Well, I guess there is some good news. The clutch is barely scuffed after 7 hours of abuse.
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Re: Getting Even

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:01 am

Well, that will do it every time! It may be that worn pins have been the problem all along.

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Re: Getting Even

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:14 pm

Pressure plate was replaced in 2013. The one shown has minimal wear on the fingers.
I have the old pressure plate. I'll probably pull a pin from that one and use that to repair this pressure plate. I am hoping that this finger was the source of the releasing issue. Maybe it wasn't pivoting properly due to a broken pin or other issue.
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Re: Getting Even

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:34 am

I stole a pin from another pressure plate I had laying around. Once installed, the fingers were not all the same distance from the flywheel. The pressure plate on the 184 is a non-adjustable component. Looks like I'll be replacing the pressure plate.
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Re: Getting Even

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:01 am

Ran up to Steiner Tractor (about an hour away) and purchased a new pressure plate.
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Everything basically looked the same as the old plate, but the springs were stronger than the old one.
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Everything went back together like a glove. Adjusted the clutch so that the Throwout Bearing cleared the fingers by about a credit card thickness and it worked like the berries. The 184 is back in business!
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Re: Getting Even

Postby mozer71 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:14 am

Thanks. I bet many owners appreciate this info when they come back to this thread.


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