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12-29-2018 11:46 PM
robtdonna Bit of work. I'll say but it's back together and all is good. Machine has low hours on it, belt looked very good !
12-23-2018 05:58 PM
Ranger620vs it is a bit of work to get at the clutch. You might want to just replace the belt since it is apart.
12-23-2018 07:23 AM
chiefwolf34 Glad to hear it. I found those small brass bristle brushes help when trying to get the inside ends of the drive shaft.
12-23-2018 12:22 AM
robtdonna Success!

Several applications of penetrating fluid, then tried persuasion. No joy. Wound up clamping a pair of curved jaw vise grips on the shaft (as light as possible) and tapping the grips with a hammer. A millimeter at a time but it finally slid free. Lots of corrosion to clean up, no surprise there.

Thanks for the advice, chiefwolf.
12-20-2018 10:40 AM
robtdonna Thanks, good. suggestions , Was thinking about the penetrating oil last night and I'd bet the grease fitting has never been used by previous owner.
12-20-2018 09:02 AM
chiefwolf34 You shouldn't have to bet the hell out of it. try a few taps around the front and the back to break it loose first then try giving it some hits from the back at the knuckle. If your leaving dents your hitting to hard. also try spraying it with penetrating fluid or wd40. There is a grease zert at the front shaft that I believe takes 1 shot every 100 hours.
12-19-2018 11:28 PM
robtdonna Thanks. Getting a ball peen to the rear of the shaft won't be easy, perhaps from underneath. It's not sliding wont move at all!
12-19-2018 08:16 PM
chiefwolf34 Another thought if the drive shaft is sliding forward check the splined shaft at the transmission and make sure it's not sliding forward. If it is hold the drive shaft forward and push the rear splined shaft back into the transmission. Afterwards check the housing bearing for that shaft. I just went through this same situation the bearing was completely ate away.
12-19-2018 07:44 PM
chiefwolf34 Give it some persuasion with a ball pin at the rear of the shaft so it slides forward and clean everything and apply a little grease for reassembly.
12-19-2018 04:16 PM
robtdonna
any trick to drive shaft removal?

Trying to inspect/blow out clutch. Have everything disassembled, snap ring off and drift pin out. Drive shaft will not slide off splines.

Any ideas? TIA

2012 JD 850i

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