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6610 tach cable

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David G

12-26-2012 17:50:11

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I am replacing the small cable that goes down into the engine. The old one was all separated and unwound.

Is there anything I should know about before tearing into it?


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12-26-2012 20:29:16

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to David G, 12-26-2012 17:50:11  
I can't imagine why you'd pull the sheet metal OR the dash for this job if in fact it's only the drive that's broken.
What you do... remove the oil filter, then the bolt in the top of the drive (loosen) the work the drive out of the engine. When you get that out, pull the drive gear out and fish the broken pieces of the cable from the center of that... reinstall in reverse of removal. Just make sure you get the new cable properly placed in the drive gear before you bolt it all down solid.


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12-26-2012 21:31:12

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to RodInNS, 12-26-2012 20:29:16  

It has generally been my experience that when the short cable breaks, it's because the longer one is binding up. I usually replace both when the shorter one is broken.

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12-27-2012 06:19:31

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to Bern, 12-26-2012 21:31:12  
Sometimes... I also find that the routing of the longer one is quite frequently responsible for the breakage... particularly around the hydraulic pump on the 30 series tractors. Too much kink and the drive breaks.


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12-27-2012 06:45:01

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to RodInNS, 12-27-2012 06:19:31  
Yep, agree also on the misrouting and too much kink. One wants to install the tach cable with as gentle a bend as possible.

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Brian in MA

12-27-2012 12:23:06

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to Bern, 12-27-2012 06:45:01  
I also have experience shutting it in the hood and kinking it that way, which lead to a broken cable also. I couldn't understand why it was so hard to latch the hood, but that didn't stop me from doing it :-)

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12-26-2012 18:51:40

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to David G, 12-26-2012 17:50:11  
probably the most likely complication would be pulling wires out of the dash, so don't hesitate to pull sheet metal off in order to be able to see the back of the dash.

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12-26-2012 19:51:21

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 Re: 6610 tach cable in reply to showcrop, 12-26-2012 18:51:40  
No need to pull any sheet metal - he will be cursing you if he tries to pull the hood off after spending an hour trying to get the steering wheel off. Simply unscrew the 4 screws holding the dash in place and pull the dash out far enough to expose the end of the cable.

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