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Transmission oil leak at base of stirring wheel, above mowing deck where main transmission line comes and distributes to front transaxle cylinder and implement feed lines

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    doug Mar 18, 2014

    The mower is a john deere 425



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Most small tractors have a power steering valve under the cowl through which the shaft to the steering wheel connects. The hoses may be leaking or loose fittings. My Kubota sends me under there about every 4 years.

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Riding mower decks are typically canted (offset) to avoid this issue. Double check to verify the new blades are the same length as the original blades.
Not all mower blades are created equally, universal replacement blades do not adhere to the same standards as OEM blades for size, hardness or many additional standards built into the OEM blades when the mower deck was designed.

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SOURCE: oil leaking from air filter area of push mower and mower smoking

You have overfilled the oil tank. White smoke is only a hassle, not a serious problem. You have to empty some of the oil and change the gas. Clean the air filter if it is the spongy type with Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, rinsing and drying it well before reinstalling. The white smoke will stop soon as it is still in the gas that is in the carb. If the case is that you haven't filled it with oil prior to this smoke then you must be mowing on a hillside and the gas tank was on the lower side allowing oil to leak into the gas. Same solution.

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SOURCE: craftsman 20 hp 42 in deck leaks gas into the oil pan.

could put a inline shut off valve in the fuel line and shut it off when you finish or fix it right? .
you need to replace the float the needle valve and seat ( the part that the needle valve pushes against to stop the gas inlet maintained by float level.
You need to find you engine mod# type# code# code is not important
look on overhead valve covers for these #s they are right in line wherever you find the #s if its an overhead valve engine
go to and find briggs logo and click on it and enter your #s or choose from the ones they give and match them with yours and you should be able to find the part numbers you need for this carb.and get them locally or order from them.
maybe this will help cure your issue

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SOURCE: 48 inch deck problems

a lot of problems here.try this.[grass buildup]. usually cause by damp grass or blades not going fast enough to throw into box.engine cutout is then caused by grass jamming blade[s]. backfire is usually too much choke or wrong petrol/air bent grass.try cutting driving in reverse[if strip is wide cos of back tyre then blade is uneven.]

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SOURCE: 21hp briggs & stratton oil leaking out of

The most likely cause for what you are describing is a blown head gasket,this will cause too much base pressure which is what the fuel pump runs off of and if this is the case the engine will be hard on oil and smoke at times.

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I need help putting rear end back together on a 10 hp30 Murray riding lawnmower

Safety and Preparation Serious injury can occur if the engine or mower blades accidentally start while you are working with lawn tractors. To prevent this, drive the Murray lawn tractor onto a flat work surface and disengage the mowing deck cutting blades. Engage the parking brake to keep the mower from moving; chock the wheels with a wooden block or brick. Adjust the mowing deck to the lowest position. Turn off the engine and remove the key from the ignition. While not necessary, you may even wish to disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug. Mowing Deck Removal You must remove the mowing deck on a Murray lawn tractor to gain access to the belts. Remove the adjustment rod hairpins, followed by the adjustment rod pins from the front left and right sides of the mowing deck. At the rear on the left and right sides, pull out the retaining hairpins and slide the mowing deck suspension links from the adjuster plates to separate the rear mowing deck from the frame. Remove the blade control rod stud, including the hairpin and washer, from the top of the blade control lever shift linkage at the left rear of the deck. Remove the front hanger rod, including the hairpin and flat washer that hold the rod in place. Loosen the belt guide retaining bolts with a socket wrench and remove the engine stack pulley belt so you can slide the mower deck out from under the tractor Transmission Drive Belt Installation Slide the new transmission drive belt between the engine stack pulley belt guides, over the belt guide plate and under the engine stack pulley. Fit the transmission drive belt around the top engine stack pulley. Push the free end of the transmission drive belt up through the transmission shifter hole in the lawn tractor floorboard. Slip the transmission drive belt loop over the transmission shifter. Pull the transmission drive belt down through the transmission shifter hole. Fit the transmission drive belt around the transmission drive pulley and tighten the transmission drive pulley belt guide retaining bolts to hold it in place. Fit the transmission drive belt flat side around the idler pulley. Slide the idler pulley onto the idler pulley stud while holding the belt in place. Tighten the transmission idler pulley retaining nut with a socket wrench to secure the idler pulley to the idler pulley stud. Mowing Deck Drive Belt Installation Pull back on the right side mowing deck mandrel pulley spring-tensioned belt retainer. Guide the new mowing deck drive belt around the right side mandrel pulley and release the belt retainer. Pull the drive belt spring-tensioned retainer away from the mowing deck idler pulley, guiding the deck drive belt around the idler pulley. Fit the mowing deck drive belt around the left side mandrel pulley and under the rear mowing deck cross link rod between the right and left side mandrel pulley. Slide the mowing deck under the right side lawn tractor frame, reconnecting the deck to the frame in reverse order of removal. Engage and disengage the mower deck while driving the mower to test the belt for proper operation.

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2004 jd 790when l push the clutch pedal all the way down you can not engage the PTO in without it grinding.this happens only with rotary mower cutter tractor 3 point.with another attachment works fine

How to Troubleshoot Riding Lawnmower Problems When it is time to mow the lawn, and the old, faithful lawnmower just doesn't want to get the job done, you may need to do some maintenance or repair on the machine. Here are some steps to guide you in troubleshooting a few common problems.

Steps 1.Check the basic mower functions to determine where you need to look to diagnose the problem you are having with your mower. Here are the basic parts of a typical mower:
  • Engine
  • Belts and pulleys
  • Mower deck
  • Wheels and axle assemblies
  • Blades
  • Transmission/drive system
  • Safety system
2. Check each part of the mower to make sure it is working. First, you must make sure the engine is running. This should be obvious, and no other part of the machine will work if the engine won't start. Here is a checklist to get started diagnosing engine problems.
  1. Check the crankcase lubricant (motor oil). Many modern engines have an oil sensor that shuts off the engine if the oil level is too low for it to operate safely.
  2. Check the fuel. You may want to check the fuel pump, filter, and fuel lines for leaks or blockages.
  3. Check the air filter. Dirty air filters rob the engine's performance, and if the filter is sufficiently stopped up, it will not allow it to crank.
  4. Check the carburetor. Make sure all linkages and attachment bolts/screws are tight.
  5. Check the starting system if the mower is equipped with electric start. This includes the battery, battery cables, solenoid switch, ignition switch, starter motor, and neutral switch if equipped.
3. Check the drive belt system if the mower doesn't move or the blades will not rotate when they are engaged. This can be done by lowering the mower deck and removing any debris that obstructs your view. Here are some things you will be looking for:
  • The main drive belts should go from a pulley on the bottom of the engine to the mower deck drive pulley and to the transmission/transaxle. These should be tight when they are engaged, and loose when the clutch is depressed (transmission drive belt), and when the mower is disengaged (mower deck drive belt). Obvious things to look for are damaged or broken belts, or loose pulleys.
  1. Check wiring to the electric mower drive clutch if the machine is equipped with one.
  2. Check linkages that operate the belt idler pulleys and transmission shifter.
4. Check the lubricant in the transaxle when the mower is serviced. The bearings and gears in lawnmower transaxles will quickly become damaged if they do not receive sufficient lubrication.

5. Check the tires and axles if the mower seems underpowered or the steering doesn't seem to be operating properly. Front wheels often have grease fittings that extend the life of the wheel bearings or bushings, and when these are worn excessively, steering will operate well.

6. Keep your mower's blades sharp and balanced. This not only provides a better cut, but also decreases wear and tear on the machine. Here are things to look for to spot problems with the blades.
  • Uneven or ragged cutting is often a sign of worn, dull, or bent blades.
  • Vibration underneath the mower deck can indicate blades which are out of balance (or damaged spindles on the blade carriers) and should be repaired promptly.

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Oil leaking around a starter is usually one of three possible things.
If it is motor oil, then suspect the rear main seal.
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Help !!! my daughters 2009 ford flex is really starting to act up. first she runs it into the grounbd daily wiyth around town drop offs and pickups of kids school ect. it says oil change required finances...

Engine oil change is separate from Transmission fluid. You may have to reset light for new oil change counter since you put in fresh engine oil or ignore change light, write mileage down.

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Check the axle shaft seals where the two drive axles enter the transaxle. If leaking there the axle will have to be removed to replace the seal.
Look at the bottom pan of transaxle. If leaking from pan gasket, the pan will have to be removed and transmission drained to replace pan gasket.
There is a transaxle main shaft seal on the front of transaxle, hidden by the bellhousing that mounts to rear of engine.. If the shaft seal is leaking, fluid will be dripping from bottom of bellhousing, and when inspection cover is removed, fluid will be evident inside the bellhousing.
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I got a 1998 ford van 3.8 want to pull the eng. I got everything ready to split apart. do i need to lower the eng our will it split apart and come out the top

Hi, do you have the Windstar or Econoline van? I assume this is a Windstar. The procedure is below.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. Recover and recycle the refrigerant from the A/C system.
  4. Remove the cowl top vent panel.
  5. Diconnect the wiring from the alternator.
  6. Loosen the air cleaner outlet tube clamp at the throttle body and remove the engine air cleaner assembly.
  7. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses and secure to engine.
  8. Disconnect the heater water hoses and secure to body.
  9. Disconnect and plug the A/C discharge and suction hoses and secure to engine.
  10. Disconnect accelerator cable and speed control cable from the throttle body lever.
  11. Remove the accelerator cable bracket from the throttle body.
  12. Disconnect fuel supply and return lines from the fuel injection supply manifold.
  13. Label and disconnect all engine wiring harnesses from the engine and secure to the body.
  14. Label and disconnect all vacuum hoses from the engine.
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Damage to the steering column air bag wiring cab result if the steering wheel is allowed to rotate freely. The wire is wound like a watch spring and can be overtightened and break of the steering wheel is rotated too far in either direction.
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  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4. Drain and recycle the engine oil.
  5. Disconnect and plug the transaxle cooler lines at the transaxle. Secure the lines to the radiator.
  6. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor wiring harness.

Do not allow the flex connector of the duel converter Y-pipe to hang unsupported or damage to the flex joint will result.
  1. Disconnect the dual converter Y-pipe and support to the body.

The routing of the battery ground cable to the cylinder block is critical. It should go between the transaxle and the bracket. Take note during disassembly.
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  2. Remove the starter motor.
  3. Remove the engine rear plate and torque converter-to-flywheel nuts.
  4. Disconnect and plug the power steering cooler lines.
  5. Remove the upper bolt from the sway bar links.
  6. Remove the dust boot from the steering rack pinion support by gently spreading the integral tension ring and pushing upward.
  7. Remove the steering coupling pinch bolt form the steering column intermediate shaft at the steering gear.
  8. Remove the intermediate shaft from the steering gear.
  9. Remove the front stabilizer bar links.
  10. Separate the front suspension lower arms from the knuckles at the ball joint.
  11. Separate the tie rod ends from the knuckle.
  12. Remove the front axle wheel hub retainers from the halfshaft ends.
  13. Remove the halfshafts from the front wheel knuckle.
  14. Support the front subframe, engine and transaxle assembly.
  15. Remove the four retaining bolts and lower the engine transaxle and front subframe from vehicle.
  16. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
  17. Attach and engine hoist and lift the engine slightly.
  18. Remove the engine support insulators.
  19. Lift the engine and transaxle assembly from the front subframe.
  20. Lower engine and transaxle.
  21. Supprot transaxle on a level stationary surface and separate the engine from the transaxle.

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Looking at the motor from the front, in the middle all the way to the back, near the windshild. It has a red o-ring handle. Three speed 3T40 transaxles (2.2L only) will have a dipstick, whereas the four speed 4T40-E (2.2L or 2.4L) will not have a dipstick. The 4T40-E has an oil check plug located above the pan in the center of the torque converter side of the transaxle; it is recommended to check fluid only when a leak has occured.

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That series of Jimmys and Blazers are known for front wheel bearings failing. If you start hearing a load rubbing or dry grinding have them checked and when you replace one do them both. With the oil problem, could it be transmission fluid? You might have a leaky transmission cooler line.

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