Bent transmission lever? - See pics

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jlbf0786, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
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    Piranha 48 walk behind belt drive. 15hp Kawasaki V-twin.

    Issue: Transmission (lower lever) bent.
    It won't stay in Neutral and I can't get to reverse at all.
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    I attached a picture of the lower lever that's attached to the transmission,
    I had to get some feedback regarding it being bent as it is.

    Also, what is that big bolt (that used to have a wired connection)
    that i'm pointing to in the 2nd picture?
     
  2. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 537

    Never mind guys, I can't get these photos to load.
    I'm not sure why they're not loading.. just says failed, failed, failed.
    pain in the A$$
     
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have a 36 pirahna...shift lever didn't last 4 months..
    New assembly around $42....
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  4. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
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    Can you tell me how I could lubricate or grease the inside of the transmission (if there's a way without removing and dismantling it.

    I didn't see alot of greasy residue on the transmission housing, that leads me to believe that its probably dry of lubrication.
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The gearbox use bentonite grease..usually only half full..nasty sticky stuff..
    (Its almost after 8 pm...isn't it...)...if you want to add without disassembly..
    Remove the neutral switch and add it there...
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  6. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
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    Piston Slapper,
    I don't know where I can buy Bentonite Grease locally?
    Who sales it, and what other names would it be labeled as if not Bentonite ??


    -thanks for all your feedback and advice, much appreciated!

    ~J. Barringer
    Charlotte NC
     
  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Any lawnmower shop...or..google it...
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  8. jlbf0786

    jlbf0786 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Charlotte, NC
    Posts: 537

    10-4


    thanks for your help
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