ahh!! whats happening toro transmission

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by cowhopper6811, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. cowhopper6811

    cowhopper6811 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

  2. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    I resized your photos and pasted them here to make them easier for people to look at..

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    Looks as if you have a Peerless Transmission.

    Cant say 100% for sure. But it looks to me as if you have bad oil seals.

    Clean the area real good. Then "drive" the mower for a few minutes, stopping very few seconds and look for oil coming from around the seals or from between the adapter and transmission case if you can not see the seal.

    If you find that it is the seals and have or replace them yourself. Try to keep grass blades, string and other items from wrapping around the output shafts behind the axle adapters. For grass and such creates a lot of heat and can shorten an oil seals life a great deal.
  3. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    The peerless gearboxes dont have seals they just rely on thick grease . perhaps someone filled it with a light grease. or maybe it just excess grease from the shaft couplers.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Thats what I thought, too much grease on couplers. Last summer I greased mine too much and had a small amount like that when it was very hot last summer .
  5. cowhopper6811

    cowhopper6811 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I cleaned it twice already, once was befor i mowed, and the other time i did it after i mowed. The next day went i went out, there was like... a puddle of oil there.

    This is all new too, like, last year it didnt do this, ever, but that was last year, befor it sat outside in the shed all winter..
  6. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    It's a good Idea to check it every year, and fill /replace the grease as needed. Peerless use Bentonite grease. Think it holds 14oz., which is how it comes. j-thomas.com has it for 6.99.
    (I use a Lithium based grease myself, but that's beside the point)
  7. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Thanks for letting Hopper know that the transmission does not have seals.
    I know that the one on my Snapper walk behind does not have them and was not sure if that applied to all Peerless tansmissions or not.
  8. cowhopper6811

    cowhopper6811 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    You must think i'm a moron, casue i am, but how would i go about changing the grease.... i know how i would reflil it, but is ther any way to really train it??

    thanks for all the help
  9. Mikes Machines

    Mikes Machines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    The trans does not have a drain on it. The grease is too thick to run out. You will have to disassemble the top and bottom case halves then wash all the old grease out with solvent. Then squeeze the grease out of the tube into the trans and reassemble. It is REAL MESSY!!!!!
  10. cowhopper6811

    cowhopper6811 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    hahaha, aww man, i'm going to brake something

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