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Re: Puzzling problem - IH 284 -- intermitant stuck transmiss

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Posted by escottpeterson on January 20, 2013 at 08:23:23 from (

In Reply to: Re: Puzzling problem - IH 284 -- intermitant stuck transmiss posted by mkirsch on January 19, 2013 at 17:16:21:

mkirsch and janicholson. A bit of an update, and thanks for hanging in there with me.

I put it in neutral this morning and tried to push, but alas at 165 pounds I am little match for a ton tractor to make a real test of it in the shed. So I started it up and backed it up a bit (no problems at all) and then let it roll forward in neutral about 5 feet. That worked.

I jacked the back end up and when in neutral I couldn"t turn either wheel. Not sure if I was doing something wrong or not, but it also seems like a lot of gears to turn by hand so can"t answer whether on wheel turns harder than another ????

But here is something new I discovered as I looked at the brake mechanism. First off, the seals all look good around the linkages. But when I push the brake down there is no give (and when moving forward little braking action)-- push pedal ... no movement of anything to actually "brake". But when I decouple the brake pedal (there is a bar that connects the right and left pedals so they go down together) the left pedal - presumably for the left rear wheel brake appears to work normally (push the pedal and it moves -- tho what "normal" means is a guess since I have never looked at it before) while the right pedal - presumably for the right rear wheel won"t budge. It makes me think that if a brake is stuck it might be that one. Make sense?

Now -- how does one "unstick" a brake? And why if the brake is stuck on can I back up or move in a normal manner at all?

Thanks for your brains on this one.


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