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700 won't stay in gear
« on: August 03, 2014, 05:50:23 AM »
I picked up a used peerless 700 as my first rebuild project.  It's a knock off "Topac" sold by EC.  The previous owner did tell me he changed gears while the mower was moving.  The problem is it won't go in gear IF you happen to get it in gear it pops right out.   I've read the sticky about building a 700 several times.  It mentions the gears must have sharp corners.  Never having torn one down what should I be looking for?   Shifting fork problems? Rounded gears?  With it being originally sold by EC I'm hoping it should be race prepped internally.  Let me know what you guys think, thanks


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Re: 700 won't stay in gear
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 05:55:10 AM »
need new shift keys he may alsohave rounded the inside of the gears. U shift any of them even a peerless u have the same problems.
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Re: 700 won't stay in gear
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 07:36:19 AM »
Sounds like the spacers between the shift gears might be in backwards.
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Re: 700 won't stay in gear
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 01:04:09 PM »
If I understood correctly the tranny did operate correctly to begin with but he didn't know not to shift with the mower in motion.  So that being said I would imagine the spacers would be correct.  My  original thought was the shifting forks but never having tore into one I didn't  know what to look for.
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