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   / Transmission Will Not Engage NH 555E Backhoe #32  
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Big thanks…..just skimmed thru it. But like you said, it says to remove the 4 bolts on top. I should be able to get back out there tomorrow for a better look. I oiled it up pretty good and I’ll bring some brake cleaner out there to double check on the bolts
 
   / Transmission Will Not Engage NH 555E Backhoe #33  
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I got back to the Ho a couple days ago. I drilled down and found the socket heads just as you described. It seems they had an epoxy or hard sealant on top of them….. the bad news is they won’t budge. I was able to get a hammer type impact wrench on one of them, but just rounded out hex. I cleaned the other 3 out and put some penetrant on top to let them marinate. My next plan is to get a long drill bit….8-12” and drill them out. The socket heads appear soft, but I couldn’t get 100 % centered over the hole, so I’ll wait for the longer bits and slight modification of access hatch…more later
 
 
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