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post #1 of 33 Old 09-28-2018, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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k62 very touchy, I need advice

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Hey guys, I have a 17 year old JD with a K62 tranny and it really jerks you when either you letting off the gas, go into reverse or forward. It is very touchy.

The oil looks clean and the tranny never gets hot to the touch just warm.

I will eventually try changing the oil but it looks like I will have to take the back half of the body off to get to the fill spots.

There is also a dampening shock attached to the tranny and I am wondering if that is the issue.

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post #2 of 33 Old 09-28-2018, 11:49 AM
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I would take a good look at the shock. It help control pedal movement once the pedals are released. Check of travel movement of pedals. ie grass stuck, linkages needing oiled. Take shock off and see what it does.

So you said something about letting off gas. Do you mean reducing throttle position? The fwd and rev pedals are not a gas pedal.

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Re: k62 very touchy, I need advice

JD-285 is giving you good advice. The K62 is very touchy and even the damper only works to some extent. You have to learn to engage them slowly.

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JD-285 is giving you good advice. The K62 is very touchy and even the damper only works to some extent. You have to learn to engage them slowly.
Thank. That came from the school of hard knocks and RayJay.

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Re: k62 very touchy, I need advice

Very good advice above. When the damper (mini shock) fails there's no resistance on the FWD REV pedals. This will cause a jerky fast engagement and sometimes not return to neutral when you let off the pedal. Be careful hoods and bumpers aren't cheap.

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Thx guys, I was hoping you would say the shock.
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Shocks $130. Still want us to say it?

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Re: k62 very touchy, I need advice

Worth $130 if that's the replacement cost. The shocks only job is to inhibit sudden starts, stops and jerky motion. At slow speeds though, letting off the pedal, especially in reverse, can still result in a sudden stop. Better the shock than something more costly.
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Re: k62 very touchy, I need advice

Is this the same one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Genuine...0AAOSw8Atbd3C2

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130$ ? yeah I want you to keep saying that all day long. A lot easier to get at and cheaper ,less headaches than messing with that transmission
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I would agree. You can swap the shock pretty quick if it is like my GT245.

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You would have to buy one to find out. The mounting arrangement is for an LT1xx not the LX2xx but the damper itself may have the same stroke and work just fine after removing the retaining clips on the ends.
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I might gamble for $30 on the replacement shock if it looks like it would work. Verses $130.

What model are you working on?

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Re: k62 very touchy, I need advice

You can look for a used shock on ebay, and I believe the shock from the 425, 445, 455 is the same size shock. I got one for about $25.
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