790 starter will not disengage

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Hiltz

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Hey guys, yesterday when I started my 790 I heard a whinning noise after the tractor started. I noticed when I push the clutch in it stopped. Also when I put the tractor in any gear the whinning stops. Only when the tractor is in neutral and running does it happen. Sounds like the starter will not disengage. Any of you guys had this problem and what did you do to fix it. Thanks tons, John
 
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Peter 315

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Sounds like the clutch throw out bearing not the starter.....:2cents:
 
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thanks peter, ill check that, and thanks for the quick reply
 
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The starter would grind all the time if it stayed engaged .... Do you have any free play it the clutch linkage ?
 
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The starter would grind all the time if it stayed engaged .... Do you have any free play it the clutch linkage ?

yes there is some like more than half of the pedal throw. is it easy to tighten up?
 
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I need to find my manual. Thanks Peter
 
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Should have about 1 to 1-1/2 inches of free play.... There is a rod that you turn to adjust it just follow the clutch pedal under the tractor..
 
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Should have about 1 to 1-1/2 inches of free play.... There is a rod that you turn to adjust it just follow the clutch pedal under the tractor..

Thanks Peter. It has about 1 1/2 inch. Weird but didn't make the noise when I started it up. Ill keep an eye on it. Thanks for all your help, John
 
 
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