Would appreciate any advice on proper (i.e. safe and effective)
methods(s) for separating the cover and case (top and bottom halves)
of a Peerless 801-038 5-spd transaxle (from our John Deere LX173 lawn
I have released the sealant between the 2 halves by gently tapping a
very thin wall-scraper blade through the sealant, and have used a
slide hammer (again reasonably gently) attached to a cap screw
threaded into the ball-detent hole,
but the case and cover are still tight together. The input shaft and
the shift rod are free and the unit is in neutral. I can't see the
plate with the ball-detent sockets; could the cover be jammed somehow
on the shift mechanism?
Any help will be much appreciated -- we employees of the State are
desperate to avoid large repair bills from "outside": -- budgets, much
pinching of pennies, all that sort of thing.
Travelers Rest State Historic Site,