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Work Horse 700 transmission

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Now that this 700 is all stripped for cleaning and painting I discovered that the right axle shaft moves in and out of  housing about an inch or more. Why so much play and what's the fix? Hate to have to locate another transmission at this point.

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Dennis, is that a Hydro or manual transmission?

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Looks like your Workhorse 700 is a 1969 with a #5053  manual transmission.  About 1/8" in/out play would be normal...1" or more means something is not right in the differential.  Did this horse run or did you use it before you tore it down...looking to see how familiar you are with this horse.

   Here is the deal...the 5053 transmission should have a roll pin in the end of the axle holding on the axle gear and it keeps the axle from coming out.  Roll pins do not fall out, and you would know it if one fell out in your differential.  Notice the roll pin in the differential on top of the axle gear...

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The newer axles have a groove in the end and instead of a roll pin, they have a "C" clip.  I suggest someone has been in this transmission before and replaced an axle that has the "C" clip on it.  They do come off sometimes and this would give you the in and out on your axle.  You need to drop and open up the case and then open up the differential and replace the "C" clip...if that is what is going on.  Actually you should be able to pull the axle all the way out...a sure test of what is going on.  No matter what...if you have that much in and out...you need to open it up and see why.  This is not a big job and could be an easy fix. 

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Yes, this is 1969 Work Horse 700.  This tractor has been apart  and  temporarily fixed by other owners.  Lots of missing parts. Yes, I have driven it around the yard but didn't notice the axle issue until I had the whole tractor apart and grabbed the trans by a axle to move it. When I did, that axle moved a inch out. The other axle is fine. But I spun the axle  around a few revs and now that same loose axle is tight. Any suggestions?

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It really is no big deal to open the case and pull out the differential.  The kind of stuff you are talking about does not fix itself.  If you have the horse pretty much apart, now is the time to take a look.  Look at section II in this manual, and here is a thread with videos.  :orcs-cheers:

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for your help. I'm not much of a wrencher when it comes to taking transmissions apart. So I'll save that for last. I'll watch the video and see what I can learn. Thanks again. BTW, thanks for your service. I served in Vietnam from 1968-1970.

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Dennis I took apart the transmission in Trina's 657 this past July. Really is all very very basic stuff in there. You'll have no issues whatsoever.

It's surprisingly simple how those things are set up.

in the interest of full disclosure I did have to watch the video about seven times but that's just cuz that's me. :-).

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BTW, Dennis...we have a boat load of members in Conn. that would be more then happy to help you out.  One of them can't be too far away. 

Oh, and thank you for your service...I was 1970-1974.  I can tell you this...you will not be sorry you opened it up and took a look.  That horse will last you another 50 years.  Really, all you need to open up that trans is a 9/16" open/closed end wrench and the same size in a ratchet and short extension.  I think the differential has either 7/16" or 1/2" nuts and bolts.  Boom-sha-ka-lac-a!!!  Do not be afraid...fear is the mind killer.  (Dune)  :orcs-cheers:

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6 minutes ago, stevasaurus said:

we have a boat load of members in Conn. that would be more then happy to help you out.  One of them can't be too far away

Toss it in ya truck and bring it up to Maine. Can't be any more than about a four hour drive one way.

So let's see. 8 hours on the road and all I can promise is bad food and a terrible attitude and possibly being able to fix your transmission with you.

That's probably worth it.

:D

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See Dennis...Welcome to Red Square.  :text-welcomeconfetti:  thanks Eric.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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2 hours ago, Dennis C. said:

served in Vietnam from 1968-1970.

Thank you for your service. :handgestures-salute:

Yes really not that hard and we will be here to walk you through and help if parts needed. Steve's idea about a member in CT helpin you out is great!

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Thanks to all for the advice and support. Truly a great group of people. Hard to find these days.

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