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8N stuck clutch

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05-18-2017 13:20:39

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What's the best way to get this clutch loose from the flywheel without damaging the flywheel? It can't be real bad, but I can't put it in gear with it running. Just drove it about a month ago.

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05-20-2017 17:11:41

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
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That would not be electrical Lee, but your's will likely free easier than my last one did.

I would also double check that all the linkages are working correctly before jumping in.

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05-20-2017 17:17:52

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to Royse, 05-20-2017 17:11:41  
I have only a 1/4- 1/2" of play on the swivel from the internal to external linkage on the clutch peddle. Where else would I adjust the linkage.


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05-20-2017 16:57:40

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
I think I have just run into this issue for the first time. Parked the 52 8N and it was fine, came back to it a week later and I can not get it into gear while it is running. It just grinds. I can shift it while it is not running.

I just finished a complete tune up and added a new coil. Is there anything electrical I could have messed up or is the clutch stuck. It has been super wet and cold here in Montana.

thanks Lee

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welding man

05-19-2017 05:01:25

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
We have had more stuck clutches in the shop this year than ever. We had a 5640 Ford yesterday that had only been setting for 3 weeks and it stuck worse than any I have seen. We have had more than our share of rain this year and all the ones we have worked on have been sitting outside. Sadly we have had to split ever one so far to get them loose. Good luck.

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Skip Burney

05-18-2017 20:21:30

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
I have unstuck several clutches on tractors and trucks by putting it in gear and holding the clutch pedal down and crank it up as soon as it is moving stand on the brakes and it will break free. Like I said I have done several like that and never damaged the flywheel, clutch disc or pressure plate but I m not promising that yours will be the same

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05-18-2017 15:44:39

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
Have run into the same problem on several N tractors. My first attempt is always to wire the clutch pedal as far in the down position as you can get it and just leave it for a few days.

If it's ...Lightly .... Rusted to the fly wheel it will pop itself free and you'll be good to go.

If that does not work you can try this... I have done it several times and it works. Not OSHA approved... And only do this if your comfortable with it.
Jack the rear of the tractor so both rear wheels are not touching ground. Make sure it's secure while its up. Then bypass the neutral safety switch and start the tractor in high gear.... 4 for a 8N ... Or 3 for a 9N.
Open the throttle all the way so the wheels are spinning as fast as they will go then jam on both rear brakes at the same time HARD! This will shock the disc off the flywheel.
It works, the bigger issue you need to adress is why it got stuck in the first place so it does not keep happening. Somehow either moisture is getting in the bell housing and rusting it ... Or your clutch is in bad shape and is disintegrating and little bits are getting stuck between the disk and fly wheel.
good luck!

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05-18-2017 14:37:12

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
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Thanks, I'll give it a try. I usually put a stick I made specifically for this on the clutch petal but like I said, I drove it out of the shed about a month ago and didn't think it would rust up that quickly. Live and learn....

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05-18-2017 14:24:15

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
I would block it for a day or two, what I mean is to press the clutch pedal all the way down and take a block of wood or whatever and wedge it to hold the clutch pedal down and let it sit that way a couple of days, then check it and see if it has released, that's the way I've down it, always worked for me.

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Bruce (VA)

05-18-2017 13:26:33

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 Re: 8N stuck clutch in reply to westwind, 05-18-2017 13:20:39  
Same question was just asked here a couple of days ago:

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