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John Deere 997 thre wheeler.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DLCS, May 9, 2009.

  1. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    :hammerhead: I was mowing with my 997 yesterday and all of a sudden I lost a rear wheel. Two of the lug bolts sheared off and the other two were pulled out of the hub. Dealer said they were loose, I have never removed the tires. Anyway, dealer is really backed up so I elected to install the new hub. But my problem is I can't remove the $^&*#@* hub. I've tried using a gear puller but it will not move. How do you guys get the hub off of the shaft? I really don't want to put heat on it, I thought this would be a easy job.:cry:
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    I think our local Farm and Fleet has one similiar, I'll give it a try. Thanks
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Got it fixed, thanks for the help.
  5. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    glad to see you got it fixed. It's becoming easier to fix things ourself. I have always opted to takle my own ZTR problems, only thing that has screwed me up is those "dealer" tools required for jobs.

  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Yeah, if i had the right puller from the start it would have been a 30 minute job. My dealer said he could get it fixed on tuesday but i wanted it done now. LOL He ordered the parts on Friday afternoon and they were here Saturday at 8:00am, so i thought that i would try it myself. The dealer lets me do my own warranty work if they are real busy, i just give him the old parts when i'm done. Sometimes its more convenient to do the work youself and you always learn something in the end. The really technical stuff, i would just let them do it. But this seemed pretty easy.

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