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Old 06-21-2009, 09:40 PM
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I have an old Permagreen Ultra. Last week it started making a chirping squeak sound at times. Only when moving. I cannot locate the source of the sound, but possibly it is from the front wheels or near there. So...I found the rubber oil filler plug on top of the tranny--and added about 1/3 bottle of gear oil.
Anybody know how much to add or how to check this? Source of squeaks? It is running OK--but--5 dollars for gear oil is a lot easier than a new tranny.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:24 PM
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Mine started doing that a while ago. We found the roller bearing on the rear tires were shot.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:10 PM
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Lifted (with difficulty) the rear wheels spin--no squeak. So i suspected the front transaxle bearings.
No more squeak afer I added the 90 wt oil. Hope that cures it. And for good.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:28 AM
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Take into consideration, that they may not squeak when the machine is lifted and pressure is off of them. Much like a wheel bearing in a car.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:02 PM
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Permagreen Ultra. Spotted oil leaking out onto the carrier. Left side axle seal or something near there is leaking. I added 90 wt gear oil. It works Ok for the time being.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
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Keep an eye on it if it is a seal or close the end (wheel) of the transaxle. I had one leaking and did not get it to the mechanic quickly enough and now hope that we did not ruin the transaxle.
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