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wheels locked

By in law sent me his MTD 8/24.
model 31as6fee729
Wheels are locked and I have not opened the pan yet, too cold. Is this a problem that requires a drive shaft kit replacement?
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Without knowing more it could be anything.

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Without knowing more it could be anything.
Once I open it I will post more. Right now I have it sitting on the auger assembly with wheels in the air.
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Welcome to the forum. With the pan off, focus on the gears on your right....they are possibly locked up from lack of lubrication. A light oil directed to their bearing points may be a quick fix for now. Sometimes the gears need to be removed and properly lubricated for a long time fix. MH

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Welcome to the forum. With the pan off, focus on the gears on your right....they are possibly locked up from lack of lubrication. A light oil directed to their bearing points may be a quick fix for now. Sometimes the gears need to be removed and properly lubricated for a long time fix. MH
Thank you for the advise. It is very cold in NJ right now. I plan to tackle this in a couple of days.
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Critters might have dragged stuff into the chassis, gumming up the works.
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Hello, thanks for the advice.
I opened the pan and the gears are locked. The shift works and moves smoothly.
I had a hard time taking the left tire off, the plastic spacer is seized on the shaft. I could not take the right tire off, oil wd40, no go. I put some heat on the tire with a small butane torch, it's not enough heat.
Thats where I stand. inside the pan was pretty clean, other than a little rubber on the friction wheel.

I want to pull the other tire off and pull out the drive shafts.
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WD40 is nice for wiping down tools but it's not a penetrating oil. Try some PB Blaster.



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This videos is rather lengthy, but at the 10:00 mark it shows the most likely suspect.
Typically the needle bearings on the hex shaft under this gear get corroded and everything locks up.
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Thanks, I have a can of that oil and it is clogged I guess. The vedio is good. My wheels will not spin at all. Got get the other tire and spacers off.
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