Re: Trashed transaxle
This is probably the longest time ever to write a follow-up!
Well the tractor sat under a tarpaulin in the yard since I wrote the above post in 2009.
Last week I decided to fix it. Stripped axle out, took it apart, and found a single nut holding the half-shaft in place had come off. That was it. Quick fix but it took me ten years!
Amazingly, a bit more messing about and I got the engine to start and she's running really well.
Only problem is there's a lot of slop in the axle pivot, meaning when I steer the whole axle moves backwards and forwards.
It's really not worth putting in new parts - and used ones are hard to come by here in Scotland.
Has anyone tried using shims or washers to fix this?