WD shifting problem. Please help.

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Schst1918
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WD shifting problem. Please help.

Postby Schst1918 » Sat May 29, 2021 3:03 pm

Moved my A-C WD this morning. Jockeying it around to get it in the shed it stopped shifting. Gear lever seems to go into desired gear but letting the clutch out tractor does not move. At first I thought maybe the clutch disk was stuck to the flywheel, but then I remembered we drove the tractor across the yard and had shifted several times before it stopped shifting.
I now suspect the shift forks and or lever.
Please help.

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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help.

Postby SONNY » Sun May 30, 2021 10:59 am

Take the top off and look down in there to see whats bent/broke/gone. I never had any problems with any of mine, but have heard that the forks can break off. Another thing I have seen is that the clamps come loose an forks slide on the shaft. I helped fix a wc that had that problem one time.

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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help. UPDATE

Postby Schst1918 » Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:55 pm

I removed the shift lever housing (transmission cover). The forks are attached to the rails, the factory safety wire is still intact. Holding the cover in my lap I did mange to move the lever to one of the detents. Looking into the transmission it appears to be all intact. The sliding collars/gears slide freely. Only thing I can think of is the shift forks are bent.( hired hand(son) can be kinda rough While shifting) :lol: While removing the cover the reverse fork kept getting hung up on the transmission case. I'm going to price a rebuild kit and or new forks. But I'm open to any ideas.

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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help. UPDATE

Postby Eugene » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:01 pm

Schst1918 wrote:I'm going to price a rebuild kit and or new forks. But I'm open to any ideas.
After pricing parts, price another working tractor.

I own two WDs. Now parting one out, - - because of the repair parts prices. Actually, the tires are worth more than one in working condition.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help.

Postby MiCarl » Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:13 am

I think you need to have a look at the clutch. It's possible something is sticking preventing it from engaging or it's worn but worked until you wore the surface rust off the flywheel and pressure plate.
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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help.

Postby SONNY » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:54 pm

NOT clutch if you can put shift lever in the gear slot----IF it were clutch,-- all it would do is grind gears and not go in any gear.---need to know for sure which is the case for sure!

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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help.

Postby Eugene » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:34 am

Hand clutch and a foot clutch in the WD's. Both clutches have to be engaged to move the tractor.

Hand clutch pulled to the rear???
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Re: WD shifting problem. Please help.

Postby SONNY » Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:04 pm

Good point Eugene!---I forgot about that!--- I never use the hand lever on mine---- in fact its been cut off and locked in at all times. Got tired of hittin my leg on it, so it got cut off!


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