|Mopar66701 said: (quoted from post at 11:58:18 05/05/13) Going to have to get it to go overcenter to hold. Im speaking from recent experience as i just did one of these and it acted like yours. I thought i lined up my splines right and i even marked it before disassbly but as you know its not easy to see where thats located. Assuming you did put things together right inside it comes down to the lever being correctly indexed on the shaft and then proper adjustment of tge clutch pack. Wish i had someone to turn the engine when i was doing mine. I bet i was back and forth 50 times. I was off one spline|
You cannot forcibly hold the PTO pressure on manually externally or the brass engagement yoke will be destroyed very quickly. It is meant to engage and disengage the clutch and the little internal links dropping over center is what locks it up from disengaging.
Look in the hole while someone holds the lever up and observe the links, if they are not going overcenter the clutch adj is to tight, if they are it is to loose, study it for a couple minutes and you will see what I mean. The engagement shaft and its lever should have centerpunch marks to locate the proper splines together.
Keep working at it, you'll get it providing the proper amounts of parts are installed.
mEl This post was edited by mEl at 14:00:17 05/05/13.