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    Default Mf 88 clutch stuck

    Hi I bought a Massey ferguson 88
    And noticed the clutch pedal
    Had no spring back. I got tractor started
    And tried gears clutch does not work.
    Took off inspection plate and looks like
    Clutch is rusted to flywheel . But the
    Release bearing and carrier are also
    Stuck closed any suggestions would be
    Great thanks

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    Can you start it in gear. If so drive it around and push on the breaks trying to put a load on it with the clutch disingauged to try to get it free or chain the tractor to a stump and start it up and with your hand on the kill switch let is start to pull and be ready to kill it if the front end starts to come up. Remember saftey first. You could try prying the plates apart but you risk destroying them.

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    Default Re: Mf 88 clutch stuck

    Thanks a lot I will try that tomorrow it's been sitting
    For about 10 years so see what happens if that doesn't
    Work then probably have to split tractor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claym
    Thanks a lot I will try that tomorrow it's been sitting
    For about 10 years so see what happens if that doesn't
    Work then probably have to split tractor
    Be safe. The tractors do flip over quikly so be redy to kill it. Splitting it is probably what you will have to do. Good luck.
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    Default Re: Mf 88 clutch stuck

    Yeah chained it to a big willow tree in
    My yard but tires just spin. Looks like
    I have to split the tractor. I will prob
    Wait till spring.

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    Sorry to hear its stuck that bad. Keep us posted on the progress.
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    Default Re: Mf 88 clutch stuck

    Just did my John deere 2630 about two weeks ago. I pulled it with another tractor put it up against a building. You name it i tried it nothing worked. What i ended up doing is took the cap off the side where you could see the clutch and pressure plate. Then I tied the clutch peddle to the floor with wire and sprayed PB Blaster a good amount where clutch meets the pressure plate while turning moter with pry bar to make sure you get all the way around. I did this for about two to three days, keep spraying every day keeping the clutch peddle tied down. Don't worry about oil on the clutch, it will burn it's self off. If that don't work you may have to split it.

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    Default Re: Mf 88 clutch stuck

    Thanks for the info but I just split the
    Tractor this week and sent the pressure
    Plate assembly for rebuild and ordered
    A new clutch disc. Pretty big job but
    Well worth it. It's amazing what a bit of
    Water can do to all those parts. Took
    About 6 hrs for whole job. Now just
    Putting it back together

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