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Splitting 1951 VAC

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06-06-2009 08:52:44

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Need some VAC help here. I'm attempting to split my VAC in front of the gear shift. It separates about 1/4 inch but goes not further. I have the front chocked and a jack under the back. The right side (sitting on the tractor) seems to be loose but the left side won't budge. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

WOD288 in VA

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06-07-2009 09:13:25

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 Re: Splitting 1951 VAC in reply to wod288, 06-06-2009 08:52:44  
Wod288, Go to CNH AND THEN ag equipment, then parts , it will break down your tractor seal number . then Go to NAPA or a bearing place. Or I would say email John Saeli, John and Chris lnow there case parts and will help you out. That is were I get most of my parts.
Jerry from Ohio

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Joe (Wa)

06-06-2009 18:28:38

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 Re: Splitting 1951 VAC in reply to wod288, 06-06-2009 08:52:44  
I agree with Jim, you have to be in pretty close alignment to prevent binding on the studs, locator pins, and/or the drive shaft coupling.

Click on the link below for a thread that might help out.


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Jim Yadon

06-06-2009 17:41:15

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 Re: Splitting 1951 VAC in reply to wod288, 06-06-2009 08:52:44  
Sounds to me like you have it in bind. Since you have the front chocked I have couple of questions for you. Is it a wide front VAC? If so you need to make sure that you cut a couple of wood wedges that you place on the top of the axle and drive them into place. When you do split the tractor the front part will lean towards the manifold side. Its is a balancing act with the manifold as cantilevered weight on that side of the tractor. It won't move that much but it will make it difficult to split if it isn't in true alignment. The bottom bolt could be mis-aligned and has so much drag or has years of rust build up. I would go ahead and block up the front part of the torque tube too! I wil help with alignment. It doesn't take much to put into bind.

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06-07-2009 08:14:03

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 Re: Splitting 1951 VAC in reply to Jim Yadon, 06-06-2009 17:41:15  
Success!!!! I got it apart. It seems it was binding a little. I worked the jack up and down while moving the wheels (not at the same time). It slowly came apart. Now I have to find the replacement seals. I went to NAPA this am and they could not find a match. I have to admit, I did not have much confidence in the guy helping me. Any ideas on the seals? Could there be a chance the dealer may be able to find some?

Oh and thanks so much for the help!!!!


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