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John Deere 40 shift lever

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09-12-2017 17:43:18

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The shift lever on my John Deere 40 is a little sloppy. Takes a little patience to get it in the gear of choice. I'm wondering how to tighten this up and not have a sloppy shift lever. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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Mike M

09-13-2017 05:13:31

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 Re: John Deere 40 shift lever in reply to ILB, 09-12-2017 17:43:18  
I like the shifter on my 40W

There was a service bulletin from Deere many moons ago to replace the complete top cover and shifter with the style used on the model 420-430 with the gated tower. So Much better ! I'd find one from a later tractor on ebay or junk yard and swap it out.

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Dan in Ohio

09-13-2017 07:47:49

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 Re: John Deere 40 shift lever in reply to Mike M, 09-13-2017 05:13:31  

That is what was done by the previous owner of my 40T.

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09-13-2017 02:12:36

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 Re: John Deere 40 shift lever in reply to ILB, 09-12-2017 17:43:18  
There is an alignment pin in the shift tower that can be replaced and the shift lever has a corresponding slot that wears and can be rebuilt with weld and re-cut. The pin is riveted in so it takes some patients to install, I heated mine up to make it easier.

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