MTD Tracto - Can't get in Neutral

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Old 10-25-07, 10:07 AM
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MTD Tracto - Can't get in Neutral

have a 2004 MTD tractor with 18 HP B&S, and a hydrostatic transmission. It has the little pull leaver on the back of it that in order to push the mower, you pull out the lever, and put the stick shifter in N. However, I do both of these and the tractor still seems like it is stuck in gear, and I can't push it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

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Old 10-25-07, 09:29 PM
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Look at the plunger on the transmission that is activated by moving the lever. My bet is that it's stuck and isn't moving when you move the lever. Some penetrating oil and a little working with it should free it up.
 
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Old 10-27-07, 07:03 PM
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The thing is though, if I put that leaver into the drive position and move the gear shift to either drive or reverse, it just sits there and whines!! Any other ideas please???
 
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Old 10-27-07, 09:27 PM
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Brakes stuck. Jack up the rear end and see if you can rotate one wheel.
 
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Old 10-28-07, 05:23 PM
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Brakes stuck. Jack up the rear end and see if you can rotate one wheel.
Nope!! How do I unstick the brake?????

Thanks for helping me!!!
 
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Old 10-28-07, 07:28 PM
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Look underneath where the tranny is, and note the spot where the brake linkage attatches to it. Manually move that piece the opposite direction from what it would move when you hit the brake. You might spray a little lube on the area, or take off the brake assy and clean/lubricate it.
 
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