Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Ford Tractors Discussion Forum
Order Ford 4000 Parts Online

Re: Ford 4000 Main and Connecting Rod Bearings

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Brian Allen

06-10-2013 10:55:55

Report to Moderator


Yes you can, if you want a quick fix. Place tractor on a level cement floor or solid surface, properly block the rear wheels, then place a jack under the transmission, close to the flywheel housing. You should have to remove the front axle to remove the oil pan. Please make sure you have your tractor completely safe to work on before you go under it! It should not move at all when you push - pull on it in any direction! I usually add hardwood blocking beside the jack and lower the weight until it contacts it.
DO NOT USE CINDER (cement) BLOCKS or bricks! Be safe! If it does not feel safe to you - ask for help! Now you can carefully remove the nose cone etc, unbolt and roll the front bolster and axle forward out of the way. Watch your body parts as it is very heavy, (the bolster will flop to one side) and is awkward to remove. (a good engine hoist works great to hold it steady)
I did a bearing roll on my 201 (engine in place) on my 555 Ford TLB. That should be the same engine you have.

Check your bearing clearances with plasti-gauge. I like to replace the oil pump when I get into an old engine anyway.

Any scoring on the crank that you can feel with your fingernail will mean that the crank must be removed. Also your bearings will be identified with the size, STD, -10 etc for ordering new parts. Identify all parts so they go back where they came from.
Clean up fasteners and use a thread locking compound of your choice to re-install the connecting rod nuts, or purchase new ones as they have been known to loosen off without it. Torque all fasteners to spec - don't guess!

I hope this helps you.


PS Post back anytime with concerns or questions

Does anyone else want to add anything I forgot?

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters