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PostSubject: transaxle stuck in third gear   Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:35 pm

thinking about buying another craftsman but guy says its stuck in third gear, have not looked at it yet, supposed to in the morning, anyone think this is a easy fix or what?
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:49 pm

Sounds like the shift fork is stuck. Pull it out open it up. Easy Just take your time.
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:51 pm

What kind of craftsman is it? An LT or GT? LT transmissions are easy to open and put back together, however the GT's have a trans loaded with gears- its easy to take apart, not so putting back together.

I have a 99 weedeater ( craftsman chassis) with a 5 speed peerless - mine had the same issue, it had shifting issues and locked in 3rd gear - i cracked open the case and found rust galore on the indexer shaft ( where shift forks are) and half a case of water - i used plumbers sandcloth to polish the pieces that were rusty , greased everything back up and put it back together .

Only thing to watch for is the tiny little detent ball - theres a plug on top of the case to drop it back in after reassembly.

Use a heavy duty grease when reassembling and clean out all the old grease for best results.
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:56 pm

not sure if its a lt or gt. have not seen it yet and he didnt say. just said motor ran great and trans was stuck in 3rd, but for $50 guess i shouldnt complain, going to look at it monday. hoping its a briggs twin. dont even know about it either.lol
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:35 pm

well got it home, trying to get pics on here.
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:48 pm

dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Use a heavy duty grease when reassembling and clean out all the old grease for best results.

Indeed, try to get as much of the old grease out as possible. I may have gone over the top when regreasing mine but it runs really nice so I don't care Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:42 pm

the transaxle will only move from 3 to 4th and back to third, this after spraying it with pb blaster.


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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:25 pm

sears has this as having a dana transaxle. i think i can put a spicer out of my old murray in it and shifter will work.
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:27 pm

Chassis looks just like my weedeater tractor - till MTD took over making newer craftsmans , most the old older LT's are nearly all the same chassis/transmissions - even have a poulan thats the same as the weedeater.

Id still crack it open anyway , that was my thinking back then - it didnt work, so even if i broke or screwed it up, what did it matter? I still have a couple spare transmissions around anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:28 pm

davidgt6000 wrote:
the transaxle will only move from 3 to 4th and back to third, this after spraying it with pb blaster.

What part did you spray with pb blaster?

you can post more than one image in a single post, just put the [img] tags on a new line.
[img] 1
[img] 2
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm

CornishMorgan wrote:
davidgt6000 wrote:
the transaxle will only move from 3 to 4th and back to third, this after spraying it with pb blaster.

What part did you spray with pb blaster?

you can post more than one image in a single post, just put the [img] tags on a new line.

[img] 1
[img] 2
ect



i just sprayed around bottom of the shifting rod. but theres something wrong with it for sure, clamped vice grips on to it and cant move it any further either way. thanks for info on pics, i thought i should be able to put all in one post.
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PostSubject: Re: transaxle stuck in third gear   Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:35 pm

dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Chassis looks just like my weedeater tractor - till MTD took over making newer craftsmans , most the old older LT's are nearly all the same chassis/transmissions - even have a poulan thats the same as the weedeater.

Id still crack it open anyway , that was my thinking back then - it didnt work, so even if i broke or screwed it up, what did it matter? I still have a couple spare transmissions around anyway.


yeah im going to open it up, got it ready to drop now.
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