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861 trans (really need help now)

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MT Mich

08-06-2003 19:19:38

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I have a 1955 861 with the 5 speed. Posted a little while ago about where the level plug on the trans is. Thanks for the responses. Finally found a plug on the trans case inside the clutch pedal, facing the ground (got to be on the ground to see it). Pulled the plug tonite to check the level before changing and was surprised to find what looked like axle grease. Poked my finger up inside and felt like a rod up in the hole. It moved up and down (never fell out)but this definitely didn't look like a level hole. Put the plug back real quick before anything crazy happened. Does anyone know what this plug might be for? And where the heck IS the level plug on the 5 speed if this isn't it?? THANKS again! Manual isn't much help and neither was the local NH dealer!

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08-06-2003 19:59:18

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 Re: 861 trans (really need help now) in reply to MT Mich, 08-06-2003 19:19:38  
It was probably the plug for a detent ball.The level plug should be on the left side,about 3/4 way down. It should be a pipe plug(square head)I'll check my parts manual and get back to you tomorrow on the exact location.

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MT Mich

08-07-2003 09:06:55

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 Re: Re: 861 trans (really need help now) in reply to Al, 08-06-2003 19:59:18  
Al, THANKS and I'll look forward to your response. If it helps, the only plug I found is an internal drive (allen wrench)in a cast in recess in the trans pan. It's just about in line with the three detent ball screws but down on the bottom of the pan right behind the "running board". Wondering if the plug got replaced by a bolt or something over the years. Only square head pipe plug is the drain plug on the bottom...

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08-07-2003 20:29:44

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 Re: Re: Re: 861 trans (really need help now) in reply to MT Mich, 08-07-2003 09:06:55  
MT,I checked the parts manual and it doesn't show the level plug.I gave you the wrong side it should be on the right side as you sit on the tractor.( sorry don't know my left from my right)Toward the rear of the tranny 3/4 way down ,right above the running board,behind the brake lever foot pedal.

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MT Mich

08-08-2003 18:38:47

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: 861 trans (really need help now) in reply to Al, 08-07-2003 20:29:44  
Al, thanks again. I think my "plug" got replaced with a "bolt" somewhere along the line. It's pretty much exactly in the location you described. Guess it's one more lesson to apply to the old gals. It t'aing necessarily original anymore!

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