Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Need tips for changing PTO lever seal


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Laneman
Regular


Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 282


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Need tips for changing PTO lever seal Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have to change a leaking o-ring at the PTO shift lever on a 73 Ford 3000. Any special things to watch for, other than drain oil some, make sure to line up the shift fork with PTO gear slot?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Laneman
Regular


Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 282


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Need tips for changing PTO lever seal Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well the job is done. Read below for how to info and avoid my mistakes. This is for an 8 speed 3000. Remove left footrest. Drain the rear axle to just below the PTO lever cover, about 3 gallons should do. I believe the manual says to engage the PTO lever (move to rear), then remove cover bolts, paying attention to different bolt sizes. There is a clutch pedal spring and bracket you'll have to fiddle with, not too hard. I put a drain pan under my cover. Remove cover with lever straight out, making sure shift fork doesn't slide off and fall into the sump. Note where a check ball sits under the back side of the lever and be sure you put the lever back so the ball is in the same hole. As you remove the cotter and roll pin to pull the lever off, make sure the ball doesn't go flying out or you'll lose the ball. Ask me how I know. After I got back from the dealership with my new check ball, gasket and o-ring, I put the check ball back on the spring and put the lever so the ball was in the same hole I started with. I advise working inside a box with the assembly as it's very easy for the ball to fly out. Squeeze the assembly together, oil up your new oring and put it on the outside of the shaft,press oring down into the groove, then hold shaft on with a temporary bolt. Now drive the roll pin back in and put in a cotter pin. Put gasket onto cover, orient shift fork with curved side down, and slip cover back on. If you have lever/check ball in its original position the shift fork should slip right into the gear slot. Start the top bolt, then fiddle with the bracket and clutch spring to get other bolts hand tight. Now check that PTO lever moves ok, engage it and make sure PTO shaft locks up and frees up with lever position. Now torque all bolts to spec, top off oil, run lift up and down a few times. A final note, if you're only changing the oring, you may be able to leave the cover on and dig out the oring after sliding off the lever, but I don't know if the lever will push back on without the shaft falling into sump.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Ford All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters