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I picked up a JD 332 a month or so ago and i can't tell you how much i love this thing. She had a lot of rust spots on her so ill be repainting to protect her. I also picked up a 46 inch deck and im in the process of fixing it up and a 4 way blade that needs some TLC.

As for the tractor im trying to locate a technical manual for it so i know how to tear things down and put them back together. I have an owners manual but it really doesn't say much that i dont already know.

This thread is a place to kinda consolidate all the other ones I have going on.
 

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Now she will look as good as she sounds!
 

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Nice I'd like to find one for a decent price!
 

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Congrats on the 332, WFM has the repair manual for download.

Please note that the only links to JD manuals must be to the John Deere official site. Sorry folks but that is due to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act!


You cannot share JD manuals in the open forum that are not in the Library, we were restricted to just a few by John Deere.
 

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Congrats on the 332, WFM has the repair manual for download
thanks this will come in handy.

that is if i can find what im looking for. So many pages of so much stuff!! Im trying to figure out how to remove the dash tower so i can get a better look at the Headlights wiring. rear work but the front dont. Also need to get the steering bracket back on that the previous owner just left off of it.
 

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DR, Before you pull a lot of stuff apart, open hood, remove left side panel (left as sitting on tractor). Follow wires from headlights down to connector. Disconnect and check with volt meter with light switch "On". Rear lights work, so front should also...same terminal from light switch, so switch is good. Could be bad ground or burned out bulbs. Bob
 

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DR, Before you pull a lot of stuff apart, open hood, remove left side panel (left as sitting on tractor). Follow wires from headlights down to connector. Disconnect and check with volt meter with light switch "On". Rear lights work, so front should also...same terminal from light switch, so switch is good. Could be bad ground or burned out bulbs. Bob

Good call thats actually what i did at lunch. Took voltometer out checked to see if it was getting power out to it and it was. So i checked the connection cleaned it up a bit and they now work :)

Next thing. Does anyone know what and where this goes. I was told it was part of the steering bracket and goes somewhere between the dash panel and somewhere.. it was a piece the guy that painted my tractor forgot to put on and he said wasn't that important.... lets not get me started on the guy that painted it...

I haven't found it in the tech manual yet but im not sure where to look.
 

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Dr, Right close to the connector for your front wires should be a bracket...similar to what's shown...for an hour meter. Do you have an hour meter on your tractor? Bob
 

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Dr, Right close to the connector for your front wires should be a bracket...similar to what's shown...for an hour meter. Do you have an hour meter on your tractor? Bob

Yes i have a hour meter and its mounted by the lights where you said.
 

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I looked through the parts catalog, PC2149...for a 322..., and found a similar, but not the exact same by the parts catalog. It's a steering wheel to instrument column clamp. Check if you have a similar piece on the top of your column holding your steering column in place. Also, check diameter of hole in your bracket and compare to diameter of steering column...could be a "spare part". Bob
 

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I looked through the parts catalog, PC2149...for a 322..., and found a similar, but not the exact same by the parts catalog. It's a steering wheel to instrument column clamp. Check if you have a similar piece on the top of your column holding your steering column in place. Also, check diameter of hole in your bracket and compare to diameter of steering column...could be a "spare part". Bob
That sounds like what i was told it was suppose to do and go. Where does it attach do you have pictures? That piece is not in place on my column and it does fit around the steering column
 

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Dr, I looked at my 322 and can't see much....lotsa stuff under there! I'd say it attaches to the underside of the pedestal. That means removing the steering wheel, throttle lever, choke lever, a whole bunch of switches, instrument panel and finally your pestal! I'd say let it be unless you want to do a frame up restoration and pull everything apart. With power steering, there's really not that much force of the steering column and your looking at...probably...6-8 hours of dismantle and and another 6-8 hours reassembly...not worth it to me! Bob
 

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Dr, I looked at my 322 and can't see much....lotsa stuff under there! I'd say it attaches to the underside of the pedestal. That means removing the steering wheel, throttle lever, choke lever, a whole bunch of switches, instrument panel and finally your pestal! I'd say let it be unless you want to do a frame up restoration and pull everything apart. With power steering, there's really not that much force of the steering column and your looking at...probably...6-8 hours of dismantle and and another 6-8 hours reassembly...not worth it to me! Bob

I think thats why the guy said he left it off. As long as it wont break anything do you have any picture in the book of how it attaches or anything? just in case i get the crazies and try to figure it out.
 

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Yeh, that's why I said "similar." BUT, it prolly goes underneath, and in any case, you'll need to remove your pedestal to slip it over the steering column. Not exactly sure what that involves, but it's a LOT! Bob
 

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Yeh, that's why I said "similar." BUT, it prolly goes underneath, and in any case, you'll need to remove your pedestal to slip it over the steering column. Not exactly sure what that involves, but it's a LOT! Bob
Agreed! at least I know what it is. I wonder if anyone knows whats involved at taking off the column.
 

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So big news for the 332. I have gotten a hold of HOOSIERPETE and have a nice buford bucket on order. I am super excited for this as im hoping it will help take some of the load off my shoulders.

Pete said i needed 2 things a ballast for the rear and a rockshaft lockout valve.

the ballast and weight i have but the rockshaft im not sure about. i have not bought one yet but im contemplating adding H3 so im not sure i would even need it if i upgraded. Does anyone know if you only need the lockout valve for faster response or is there another reason.

also i have attached a picture and want to know what that screw is for. is on the back left of the tractor. thanks everyone!
 

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DR, That screw is a depth stop for your rockshaft. It will do pretty much the SAME THING as a lockout valve!

Right now, you probably have little or no movement on your 3-pt hitch arms. Screwing the screw in will give you more movement and backing it out, less movement.

Run the screw in, lower the arms, attach ballast box (??), raise hitch arms fully up, and turn screw out...like in pic. You should now be able to raise/lower or dump and your ballast will stay put! Bob
 

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DR, That screw is a depth stop for your rockshaft. It will do pretty much the SAME THING as a lockout valve!

Right now, you probably have little or no movement on your 3-pt hitch arms. Screwing the screw in will give you more movement and backing it out, less movement.

Run the screw in, lower the arms, attach ballast box (??), raise hitch arms fully up, and turn screw out...like in pic. You should now be able to raise/lower or dump and your ballast will stay put! Bob
Interesting. Ill have to play around with that then. As of now my 3ph arms go full ROM up and down. Do they have to be in a certain position to lock them out?
 
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