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I have a murry dynamark riding mower model #5294-2000. the transmission is a tecumseh peerless model #776. the tranny slips in forward gears. i wondered if it may just need fluid and if so where do you put it in.

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Definitely do Not use these oils in your engine! Any good motor oil of the right viscosity will work, such as 10/30 or 10/40.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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Make sure all attachments are off the outside of the unit. If all bolts are out then if you have not try a chisel all the way around the case very carefully as it is usually stuck by the sealant that seals the unit.lol.donnyb60

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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Have someone to rock you while you attempt to move gear shift. Hopefully it is only stuck between gears and will disengage. Your grease in gearbox may have become hard causing problems. If you wash the gearbox with water when hot (after mowing) You may have created moisture in gearbox causing major damage to transmission.

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As I said, trans fluid keeps the internal components "alive"... Low fluid level can cause burning of internal clutches, premature hardening of seals (essential to proper transmission of fluid pressure) as well as lubrication of necessary gear components such as planetary gear set (which can cause whine etc. which you now have) All of these components rely upon a constant flow of fluid for both cooling and lubrication. Depending upon how low and how long these parts had interrupted fluid flow, directly influences how much damage was done. I take no joy in telling you that you may have damaged your unit, I'd be far happier if I could give you a quick, inexpensive fix. But based upon what you have said, If I was working hands-on with this problem, I would make the recommendation I've already made. There are pressure tests etc that can be done at a transmission shop to verify to some degree of certainty what is going on within your unit. Hopefully they may find something other than what I've said. At this point though, it is wise to have it checked out by a professional, before you become stranded at a time when you can least afford to be.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: husqvarna yth1842xp 2005 ride on mower won't move in gear

your linkage came apart from the way it sounds. most all these riding lawn mowers are simple machines. you need to fallow the(flopppy lever) and see where it go's it is supposed to attach to a rod or cable and must have came unhooked

Posted on May 02, 2009

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