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    My transaxle is on the way south. It makes noise when coasting, and I can't get past 3rd gear (it's a 5 speed). I can feel there is binding going on with the linkage in the unit. Not a great time of year for this to happen, everything is turning green!

    Looking the part up on John Deere website, says it's a Peerless make.

    The mower is over 25 years old, but the engine (a Kawasaki) runs great and the mower deck is twice as heavy as one on a new mower, so I feel it's worth messing with.

    So how hard are these to get into and repair? And parts? Are these "throw aways"?

  • #2
    http://www.surpluscenter.com/Power-T...LE-13-1400.axd
    5 speed tranaxle for $140.00 probably would adapt pretty easily.
    When I get Time... I'll...

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    • #3
      How about a Peerless or a Peerless ??????????

      http://www.surpluscenter.com/Brands/...LE-13-1474.axd

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rws View Post
        My transaxle is on the way south. It makes noise when coasting, and I can't get past 3rd gear (it's a 5 speed). I can feel there is binding going on with the linkage in the unit. Not a great time of year for this to happen, everything is turning green!

        Looking the part up on John Deere website, says it's a Peerless make.

        The mower is over 25 years old, but the engine (a Kawasaki) runs great and the mower deck is twice as heavy as one on a new mower, so I feel it's worth messing with.

        So how hard are these to get into and repair? And parts? Are these "throw aways"?
        They're dead simple gearboxes- open it up and see whats blocking the sliding keys from moving past 3rd. It might be broken keys and the noise on coast might be a slack reverse chain. I rebuilt the one in my JD (sounds like similar vintage) and the only reason it was noisy was the original grease had dried out. I repacked it with gear grease from Tractor Supply.

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        • #5
          Agreed, I rebuilt one that was stuck to hell.

          Someone FILLED it with the wrong grease. like an entire hand full pushed in through a crack in the case that let tons of water in.

          Took it apart, solvent cleaned gears/shafts/etc using the case itself as a parts washer, put it back together with whatever grease the local mower place recommended (Some water proof bentinite grease or something)

          Works great now.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CarlByrns View Post
            They're dead simple gearboxes- open it up and see whats blocking the sliding keys from moving past 3rd. It might be broken keys and the noise on coast might be a slack reverse chain. I rebuilt the one in my JD (sounds like similar vintage) and the only reason it was noisy was the original grease had dried out. I repacked it with gear grease from Tractor Supply.
            Exactly. I actually have three or four of them around. I used to cannibalize them to make little go-kart transmissions. Odds are, the gears are fine. The problem is more than likely a buggered up shift key or the slot that the key rides in may have developed a burr. My parts are all in deep storage, so probably wouldn't do you any good but if you find you are still hunting for parts in a few months and I have my stuff out of storage I'll take a look.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Black_Moons View Post
              Agreed, I rebuilt one that was stuck to hell.

              Someone FILLED it with the wrong grease. like an entire hand full pushed in through a crack in the case that let tons of water in.

              Took it apart, solvent cleaned gears/shafts/etc using the case itself as a parts washer, put it back together with whatever grease the local mower place recommended (Some water proof bentinite grease or something)

              Works great now.
              I had a devil of a time finding the bentonite grease- the stuff Tractor Supply sold was some space-age green grease.

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              • #8
                The Peerless 600 series 3 speed is the one to use for go kart applications.
                Belt it 2:1 overdrive from the engine and you get a kart capable of going
                40 mph. It helps to have the needle and ball bearing version with the splinie
                countershaft gears. There is also a bronze bushing model with keyed
                countershaft gears, not so robust.

                -D
                DZER

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                • #9
                  When apart I always drill & tap the housing right at the ring gear and use #140 gear oil instead of grease.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks all. I will get some info off of the original today and see if I can adapt one that is linked. For $150 I could justify a new axle. But I will get into the old one too. I've rebuilt automatic transmissions in the past, plus manual gear boxes, but time is what bothers me now. More than a couple weeks out of service and I would be crotch deep in grass!

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                    • #11
                      I got the one for my shear for less than $5 at a scrap yard but that was years ago. They might be up to $10 by now. This is the time of the year people buy new machines and scrap the old ones even if there's little wrong with them. The place I go lets you take your tools in and remove what you want. You take it to front and weight it, pay then be on your way. (Small town)

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