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Stearing on lx 420 toro gear pinion not gear . Stearing shaft moves back and forth. What do I check?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Crank shaft movement

did you check the pulley on the crank shaft ??
is it warped ?? ( bent )
because i do not think that the truck will run with the crankshaft moving.....back and forth.
so in any case you have a lot of work to do.
here is how to remove the crank shaft.

  1. Remove the oil pan.
  2. Remove the oil pump from the rear main bearing cap.
  3. Remove the vibration damper.
  4. Remove the timing chain cover.
  5. Identify bearing caps before removal. Remove bearing caps and bearings one at a time.
  6. Lift the crankshaft out of the block.
  7. Remove and discard the crankshaft rear oil seals.
  8. Remove and discard the front crankshaft oil seal.
  1. Lightly oil the new upper seal lips with engine oil.
  2. Install the new upper rear bearing oil seal with the white paint facing towards the rear of the engine.
  3. Position the crankshaft into the cylinder block.
  4. Lightly oil the new lower seal lips with engine oil.
  5. Install the new lower rear bearing oil seal into the bearing cap with the white paint facing towards the rear of the engine.
    1. Apply 5 mm (0.20 inch) drop of Loctite 518, or equivalent, on each side of the rear main bearing cap. DO NOT over apply sealant or allow the sealant to contact the rubber seal. Assemble bearing cap to cylinder block immediately after sealant application.
    2. lb align the bearing cap, use cap slot, alignment dowel and cap bolts. DO NOT remove excess material after assembly. DO NOT strike rear cap more than 2 times for proper engagement.
    3. Clean and oil all cap bolts. Install all main bearing caps. Install all cap bolts and alternately tighten to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.) torque.
    4. Install oil pump.
    5. Install the timing chain cover.
    6. Install the vibration damper.
      1. Apply Mopar Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant, or equivalent, at bearing cap to block joint to provide cap to block and oil pan sealing. Apply enough sealant until a small amount is squeezed out. Withdraw nozzle and wipe excess sealant off the oil pan seal groove.
      2. Install new front crankshaft oil seal.
      3. Immediately install the oil Dan.
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Vehicle Transmission

Seems like you have a seized gearbox. If the engine can turn on the starter when you depress the clutch that will confirm the problem lies in the gearbox. One outside possibility is that there is an inboard handbrake on the Isuzu. An inboard handbrake is commonly located at the back of the gearbox on the drive shaft. If this is the case it could be the handbrake jamming.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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SOURCE: my rear drive shaft turns when truck is in gear but no move

not a good idea to chg. just pinion, best to chg. both ring and pinion, and for that you will need a dial indiactor, so you can get the right back lash. but my advice to you is, if you have never done this before it best to have a professional do it for you. ring and pinion is not cheap, if you don't get it right it could be an expensive learning curve. also are you sure its rearend? chk.all avenues first OLD SCHOOL.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: shifter won't shift gears

This happen to my aunts GMC yukon at I hop and the solution was a cable under the truck was disconnected and just needed to be reconnected.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Jeep Wrangler automatic gear shift won't lock

The detent prawl has broken ..goto a dealer or a junk yard and get a replacement one

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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