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Hi everyone,
I picked up my first CC last week, a 2005 2542, and was wondering if the following is normal. If I go forward and release the forward pedal the tractor continues to roll and slows down gradually (ie, coasts), but when in reverse if I release the reverse pedal it comes to a jerking stop almost instantly. Is this normal? I was a bit surprised by the reverse behavior.

-Todd
 

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My 2004 GT3235 has the instant reverse stop. But, it also has instant forward stop too.

Once it stops though it will ever-so-slightly then begin to creep (only creep and only on a hard flat surface) in the direction it had been going before releasing the forward or reverse pedal.
 

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Hi everyone,
I picked up my first CC last week, a 2005 2542, and was wondering if the following is normal. If I go forward and release the forward pedal the tractor continues to roll and slows down gradually (ie, coasts), but when in reverse if I release the reverse pedal it comes to a jerking stop almost instantly. Is this normal? I was a bit surprised by the reverse behavior.

-Todd
From time to time mine behaves exactly the same with rolling forward slowly, other times it stops immediately. Usually that seems to occur when I let off the pedal gently vs. immediately. I have a 2010 GT2544.
 

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I have a 2542, it does the same as what you are talking about.Took it to dealer, said it was normal, for what thats worth.If you want to stop quick, take foot off pedal quick.Phil.
 

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Hi everyone,
I picked up my first CC last week, a 2005 2542, and was wondering if the following is normal. If I go forward and release the forward pedal the tractor continues to roll and slows down gradually (ie, coasts), but when in reverse if I release the reverse pedal it comes to a jerking stop almost instantly. Is this normal? I was a bit surprised by the reverse behavior.

-Todd
OP - might be that a drop or two of lube on the drive pedal linkage would help...
 

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Ditto on the reverse problem on my 2165.. I've tried lubing it and still no joy.. I'm thinking it is a sticking hydaulic vakve in the hydro.. I havn't had time to investigate as I'm sitting here with a busted leg.. :banghead3
 

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That little shock absorber / gas strut attatched to the motion control linkage is supposed to prevent abrupt transitions from start/stop. I would look into that, check for slop on any of the forward/reverse mechanism and make sure it's all lubed. It should not come to a skidding stop. My 2544 was smooth on the transition, but would rarely come to a complete stop unless I gave it some reverse. Mine crept foward at times too.

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I got our 2550 to back up so so fast it'll give you whip lash until you mastered the pedal.
 

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hey, maybe that's another lawsuit just waiting to happen... Headlines... Tractor stops TOO good, sue MTD now!!!! :)
 
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