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Peg perego john deere gator 4X2

The rear end grinds when my son tries to go forward sometimes it catches and moves but he nit stops pretty sure it is the gearbox i just wanted to make sure before i bought a new one...And if it is the gearbox i was wondering if you had any tips or instructions on the best way to buy and install the new gearbox.,.. thanks mike

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It is definately the gearbox. You cant find them too often but you will be able to bring it to a service station that is recommended by peg perego in your area. You can also look on ebay for new motors/gears and put them on yourself. Fairly easy. 

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