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Frozen PTO Lever on 1951 Ford 8N

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Andyinchville, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Hi All,

    I have a 1951 ford 8n tractor that worked fine about a year ago.....we haven't had to use it for about 9 months (sits outside....no shed)...it started and ran fine BUT we could not move the lever to engage the PTO what could cause this?....Is there an easy fix....could the clutch adjustment have something to do with this (the clutch seems fine....holds well but does tend to engage a little higher on the top of the pedal travel (possibly could use a slight adjustment to grab a little earlier but I don;t think it slips)...Also, would spraying PB or WWD 40 where the lever goes into the tractor help?....If we removed the bolts around the lever and attempted to remove the plate where the lever come out will gear fluid run out or is the level not that high?
    (all fluids look OK and are at the proper levels).
    Thanks in advance for any and all help.
  2. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    you might want to try this in the mechanic forum. they will tell you what it is . wish i could tell you
  3. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Thanks for the advice.

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