I just got this Cub Cadet 72 from across town for $300. It is in great shape and only missing the fenders. It needs the PTO clutch adjusted. I also need some help replacing this bearing behind this....
Please help me.
These tractors are great! Congrats. on your IH Cub Cadet tractor purchase:fing32:! First and fore most, disconnect the battery. Then remove the ignition wire that is hooked up to the positive terminal on the coil. Next, remove the wires on the S/G. Unscrew the pto engaugement rod at the turn buckel and seperate.....take note of your thread length, and you may need to loosen up the phillups screw that pivots the engaugement leaver and note how many turns out. Then, remove the wire harness clamps that are located on the right side at the bottom and top of the cast iron grill piece from the voltage reg. down. Remove the 2 bolts holding the VR and take the whole wire harness and fold it back. You need to remove the hood now, and remove the iron grill. Then all you have is the 4 motor mount bolts which you will need a 9/16 wrench. Remove the 3 anti-rattel springs on the drive pins if you still have them. Now you have clearence to slide the motor out from the clutch drive hub. When you get this far, post some picts. Always take pictures so you can look back and see what you did:fing32:. Here is a nice wright up from a fella by the name of Jim Steele: :trink39:
If it doesn't work after adjusting the turnbuckle, either it's toast, or was adjusted improperly by previous owner. To adjust them, you have to remove them from the crankshaft, disassemble, reassemble using an adjustment gauge, and reinstall.
Pretty straightforward, but there are some difficulties that can arise in the process, the most major of them being the set-screws that hold it onto the bearing/crank. They can be a real pain. Get out the PBlaster now!
If the wear button is bad it will be obvious to the naked eye. When you adjusted that turnbuckle, and moved the PTO lever, can you see that button is contacting the center of the PTO clutch? Does the clutch want to grab at all?