craftsman 17 hp lt1000 manual transmission noisy and rough

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Old 11-13-07, 08:44 AM
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craftsman 17 hp lt1000 manual transmission noisy and rough

3 year old craftsman 17 hp LT 1000,engine runs great,recently drivetrain was making noise as I rolled in gear
now noise is louder and tractor will not go, clutch pedal moves and vibrates ,mower works great,
It appears like a bearing that got worse, I do pull aerators etc.
I am totally a diy person.
Where would I get parts and would it be an easy fix

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Old 11-13-07, 03:07 PM
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What's the model number ?? (917.nnnnnn)
 
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Probably won't be what you'd call an easy fix, but it may not be that hard either. You'll have to pull the tranny and disassemble it to see what's been damaged...if you are certain that the input shaft is turning when you release the clutch. Parts should be available through your local small engine repiar shop, or available on the net.
 
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Old 11-14-07, 05:02 AM
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At first blush, I'd be inclined to think it might be the bevel gear on the input shaft has been destroyed.
Just to rule out the easy stuff, remove deck, If you've pulled an implement quite a bit, check belt for tension, lock clutch/brake down to loosen drive belt, and wiggle the idler pulley(s) on the drive belt, there should be no play on the bolt. Remove drive belt, check input shaft pulley to ensure it's solidly affixed to input shaft, jack up rear wheels, put in 1st gear, and rotate the transaxle input shaft pulley, then do same in each higher gear. do the same with wheels on ground, should point out if transaxle problem.
need model number 917.nnnnnn
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Old 11-16-07, 06:18 AM
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What's the model number ?? (917.nnnnnn)
The model number is 917.271653

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Old 11-16-07, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by clyle View Post
The model number is 917.271653

Thanks for the information
I kinda think it is a bearing because it got worse.
Took about 2-3 weeks to get this bad
I tgets very loud.
I will do what you suggested.
I pull heavy yard improvement toolsto fix yard with.

It will go into gear and will move but really vibrates

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Originally Posted by cheese View Post
Probably won't be what you'd call an easy fix, but it may not be that hard either. You'll have to pull the tranny and disassemble it to see what's been damaged...if you are certain that the input shaft is turning when you release the clutch. Parts should be available through your local small engine repiar shop, or available on the net.
Thanks for the reply.
I assume the trannty is easy to take apart?
I am afraid that I might not be able to put back together.
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It would be near impossible to guide you through the procedures to remove, disassemble and diagnose this tranny. The best I can offer is to advise you to go to Sears website to the part section, bring up the lookup utility and type in your tranny model number, which is a (Dana) 4360-140 and have a look at the exploded view of what is inside this tranny and have at 'er.
 
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Originally Posted by puey61 View Post
It would be near impossible to guide you through the procedures to remove, disassemble and diagnose this tranny. The best I can offer is to advise you to go to Sears website to the part section, bring up the lookup utility and type in your tranny model number, which is a (Dana) 4360-140 and have a look at the exploded view of what is inside this tranny and have at 'er.
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I took out the transmission just a couple of hours ago.
The flywheel to the fan belt to the transmission was loose.
I should be able to check it out.looks like a gear
Thanks for your help
 
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Puey's suggestions is exactly where I would start. Also, download the Peerless service manual from this site:
http://toprake.com/index.php?module=...position=11:11
There are plenty of similiarities between these and yours to give you a good idea how to proceed. Lastly, can't stress enough the outside case be immaculately, spotless clean before you crack the case.
After all, if your transaxle is currently useless, what have you got to lose.
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Originally Posted by GlenM View Post
Puey's suggestions is exactly where I would start. Also, download the Peerless service manual from this site:
http://toprake.com/index.php?module=...position=11:11
There are plenty of similiarities between these and yours to give you a good idea how to proceed. Lastly, can't stress enough the outside case be immaculately, spotless clean before you crack the case.
After all, if your transaxle is currently useless, what have you got to lose.
thanks,
Thanks so much for advice.
Late today discovered a lawn mower service location here in brentwood had a 7 year old mower with the tranny still working.
Also sears .com does not go deep into the tranny /only an overhead view of the transmission case.
$25.00 get me a tranny from a local lawnmower place
Thanks for the info
 
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Old 11-17-07, 12:20 AM
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That's a steal of a deal, and then some!
 
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For $25, I'd buy another one, if they have one, just on speculation alone. But, I still say get your hands dirty and have a look inside yours, it helps to learn what they're all about and perhaps it will be minor and inexpensive to repair. You never know!
 
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Old 11-17-07, 08:46 AM
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thanks puoy
the transmission on my tractor is a spicer.
When taking out the transmisson I feel like a heart surgeon
taking it out

I wonder where I would go to get the internal gears.

I am kinda enjoying doing this stuff so I will take your advice and open her up.
Thanks again for feedback
 
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Old 11-18-07, 05:49 AM
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Dana (as I mentioned earlier) and Spicer are one in the same...same company.
 
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