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I have a John Deere LA 115 hydrostatic transmission that's going on 8 years old. When I crank it there is a noise that almost sounds like something is loose under deck. When I press clutch, it stops. What do I need to do to get rid of the noise?

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Check drive path for the idler pulleys. One is a flat and the other is V type. The bearing go dry on lube and require replacement,
See Circled items below.

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    Jeremy Ashley Mar 31, 2015

    Is there a grease fitting where you are describing?

  • Eugene Rounds Mar 31, 2015

    No just sealed bearings. Although you can sometimes use a needle grease injector to lube them it don't always works as usually the balls and race ways are already damage and can sieze at anytime.

  • Jeremy Ashley
    Jeremy Ashley Apr 06, 2015

    This was it!!! Thanks Eugene.



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