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Seized Adjustment Ring on Rockford PTO Clutch

Discussion in 'Recycling' started by rossaroni, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. rossaroni

    rossaroni Well-Known Member

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    Had a slipping clutch on a tub grinder, and went to adjust it....found out that the locking tab was never engaged on the adjustment ring. Now I cant get the thing to move one way or another to try to adjust it.
    Any advice on breaking this thing loose?
     
  2. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

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    an air hammer with a dull chisel in it
     
  3. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

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    Along with a little penetrating oil in the area of the threads.
     
  4. rossaroni

    rossaroni Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Gentlemen.
    Tried the air hammer alone, no luck. Actually broke off a tooth on the ring. The water pump went on the tub as well, so while fixing that, I continually soaked the threads with 2 cans of PB. By the time I had everything back together on the pump, the clutch was willing to cooperate.
    There's days where I hate being my own mechanic, but man, do I like not seeing a bill from someone else that is