I am working on a John Deere 400 which has a peerless 2500 transaxle. Although it functions fine I have noticed end play in the axles and some slop in the drive. I assume some movement is expected from backlash in the gears so it is the end play I am most concerned with. I took one of the axle supports off mainly to investigate but cant see much. I assume the movement comes from worn thrust washers on the axles/differential. I do have a couple of digital manuals, but they are not very detailed.
My main question is if or where parts for these are available? I can get bearings and seals locally and make a gasket if I have to, but if I go into this thing further can I even get parts? Im assuming some of those thrust washers and/or snap rings will need to be replaced. Lastly, does anyone have advice or experience with one of these units?
Re: Peerless 2500 help needed in reply to Lee_K, 08-13-2020 18:17:31
If it's thrust washers, they are a common item you should be able to get at a bearing house. Take one with you and buy an assortment. Snap rings do not usually require replacement, and they are not symmetrical. Be sure you install them correctly.
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