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tranny trouble.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 2low4NH, May 26, 2009.

  1. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    Ok not like the he/she tranny but the 5 speed on my walkbehind.
    I have a 48" exmark W/B belt drive with the 5 speed peerless tranny. the problem is it keeps slipping out of gear when i hit bumps and on hills. what would cause this? it also bucks like the belt is slipping but its not.
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    If it's jumping in all gears it's possible you may have a tooth out of the drive gear. If it's just jumping in one gear it most likely a missing tooth in that particular driven gear.

    Restro will most likely be along with another opinion. I'm certain that he has encountered more of the Peerless than I have. I see more hydros than anything else.

    Dutch
     
  3. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    can these be rebuilt? i dont wanna shell out the 200+ bucks on a new tranny
     
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    I've been out of the loop for a while as far as working within a dealership. Peerless was part of the Tecumseh organization and Tecumseh went out of business although I have heard they were purchased by another company. I do know the dealership that I worked at has had problems getting Tecumseh parts.

    There should be a little aluminum tag on the transmission, held on by one of the assembly screws. You will need the ID numbers then you can identify parts, hopefully at the following site: http://www.outdoordistributors.com/peerless/peerless.html

    If this fails to be of help, check with a Teumseh dealer.

    Dutch
     
  5. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Most likely just need to put in a set of shifter keys. This is the most common problem with the peerless trannys and your symptoms confirm it. Most dealers will have the shifter keys in stock since they are common on most models
     
  6. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    is this a fairly easy fix? i have never worked on a tranny on anything before but im pretty mechanicly inclined
     
  7. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Really easy, you dont even pull the tranny. Just pull the top of the tranny off and you will be able to tell what to do from there.
     
  8. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    i talked to my dealer today he said its probally shift forks. he said there are 4 of them and they go for $14 a piece does that sound right?
     
  9. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Sounds right to me. Get yourself some tecumseh peerless grease while your at it.
     
  10. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    okay how the hell do i get the forks out?
     

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