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replacing charge pump cover in ZT2800 transaxle

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by earthwise, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. earthwise

    earthwise LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Anyone done this job? I ordered a new charge pump cover (my left side is leaky); will I lose most of the oil in the transaxle when I remove the old cover? And should I have ordered a new o-ring?

    Also, the new one that arrived (Hydro Gear part# 53738) does NOT look like the one shown in the HG service manual. I got the part number on the phone w/ HG, supplying my transaxle full ID number. Did anyone else encounter this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    I would drain the fluid completely before removing the old one and I would of went with the new o-ring also.
    Not sure on the part, you may have to refer to the manual again and call them to find out what they sent you.


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