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Leaky main seal on WD45

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Pete S

06-16-2002 16:45:37

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I guess that I want to start out with asking how I can tell if I have a WD or a WD45? The decals don't always tell the truth. Anyway when she's running the front and rear engine seals leak. Not real bad but enough. Is this something that can be fixed w/o taking the crank out? BTW I did purchase a "service manual" and it's poor at best for information about this stuff. As well the proper method to adjust the clutch!
Any help is appreciated,
Pete S

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06-17-2002 00:50:42

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 Re: Leaky main seal on WD45 in reply to Pete S, 06-16-2002 16:45:37  
Pete -- My suggestion on your tractor's identity is to check the serial number against those listed on this site for WD's and WD45's. On your tractor, look on the back side of the left brake housing or left axle housing. I needed to use a wire brush to clean mine enough to see -- the number is stamped into the metal and some digits were quite faint. Good luck. Glenn

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06-16-2002 16:57:12

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 Re: Leaky main seal on WD45 in reply to Pete S, 06-16-2002 16:45:37  
All 45s don't have a big bolted on plate on the right side of the engine as WDs do. All 45s have a curved shift lever, later WD have this too. $%s have a curved seat support with a slot for the shock to be slid in to adjust the upper position of it. As for adjusting the clutch, the hand clutch I assume you mean? Take the cover off the housing after removeing the battery box and remove shims from behind the clutch cover. There are six bolts spaced around the clutch in pairs of two with shims behind them. Take out an even number from all three positions and adjust it so the clutch has a bit of a snap on engaging and disengaging. It shouldn't take a lot of muscle to engage it thouth. If it doesn't slip it is tight enough.

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Pete S

06-16-2002 17:08:10

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 Re: Re: Leaky main seal on WD45 in reply to Tom, 06-16-2002 16:57:12  
I meant the foot operated clutch. Do you adjust the bolts on the pressure plate and /or the pedal linkage?

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06-16-2002 16:59:41

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 Re: Re: Leaky main seal on WD45 in reply to Tom, 06-16-2002 16:57:12  
That should have been, "45s have a curved seat support". Don't know where that came from.

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06-17-2002 17:33:11

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 Re: Re: Re: Leaky main seal on WD45 in reply to Tom, 06-16-2002 16:59:41  
Generally the linkage to get an inch or so of "free play in the pedal. The free play keeps the throwout bearing from riding on the clutch release fingers all the time and in extream cases holding the clutch partly disengaged. You should be able to push the clutch pedal with your finger easily the first inch, then as the throwout bearing engages the release fingers on the pressure plate it gets tough and you would need a lot of force.

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