John Deere transaxle

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lee Roy, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Lee Roy

    Lee Roy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I own a 10 year old John Deere 38" WB with 270 hours. It has 12.5 Kawasaki and a 5 speed manual transaxle. I am having problems with the trans on the right side on hills. It is losing drive when turning right and is making noise. I have tried adjusting the brake adjustment screw and linkages. Better but still not so good. I have called a few local dealers and they don't seem to rebuild these transaxles, and the replacement price is about $1,600. (not worth spending)

    Has anyone had any experience with these transaxles?

    Thanks Lee
  2. mudpie

    mudpie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I dont know about this model but some john deeres use peerless transaxles it will have the peerless model number attached to it parts can be bought from a tecumsee dealer for some reason cheaper then from john deere
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I had a simular mower. A JD 48"er (1990) w/ 17 hp Kawasaki. My transmission was doing the same thing. It started acting up when it was only a couple of years old. The dealer said that there was a problem with those 5 speed gear boxes and they fixed it for free. The mower was out of warrenty.

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