Model #917299640 CRAFTSMAN Rear Tine, Gas Tiller

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Q:

transmision lube 917299640 Craftsman Rear tine tiller w/counter rotating tines

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member. 
There is not a zerk fitting or injection port for the transmission, it is a sealed unit. You will need to split the case and open it up in order to add grease. 

If you are just adding grease as part of a maintenance schedule, perhaps 1-2 tubes would suffice if you've noticed any grease loss or if the transmission is getting hard to shift. If everything with the transmission seems fine and you notice no leakage, 1 tube would be plenty.

We recommend using Plastilube grease No. 1, which is part number 6066J.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
August 13, 2014
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my tiller is stuck in forward 917.299640

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Having your tiller malfunction and continue to move forward can be very frustrating. I did some research and provided a link to a similar question and answer on our site. I hope this will give you a better idea on the next step to take until the Expert responds to your question in more detail within 24 to 48 hours.

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Julio -
October 27, 2012
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with your tiller On the side of the transmission case, near where the shifter goes in, you will notice a silver colored rod end. It will be flush or almost flush with the side of the transmission case. Take your 3-n-1 oil and cover the end of that shaft with the tiller tilted a good bit on its side. Try working the shifter. You can even tap on that silver shaft end while working the shifter to see if you can pop it into gear that way. Usually once, you get it back into a gear you can add grease to the transmission and be ok. I have also took a smallish hammer and pecked at the top of the shifter shaft where it goes into the transmission while working the shifter. Sometimes, they just do not come unstuck and the transmission will have to be repaired or replaced. If you do manage to get it unstuck I would for sure recommend putting some grease in the transmission when done. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2012
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Q:

my tiller is stuck in forward 917.299640

A:

Having your tiller malfunction and continue to move forward can be very frustrating. I did some research and provided a link to a similar question and answer on our site. I hope this will give you a better idea on the next step to take until the Expert responds to your question in more detail within 24 to 48 hours.

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Julio -
October 27, 2012
A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with your tiller On the side of the transmission case, near where the shifter goes in, you will notice a silver colored rod end. It will be flush or almost flush with the side of the transmission case. Take your 3-n-1 oil and cover the end of that shaft with the tiller tilted a good bit on its side. Try working the shifter. You can even tap on that silver shaft end while working the shifter to see if you can pop it into gear that way. Usually once, you get it back into a gear you can add grease to the transmission and be ok. I have also took a smallish hammer and pecked at the top of the shifter shaft where it goes into the transmission while working the shifter. Sometimes, they just do not come unstuck and the transmission will have to be repaired or replaced. If you do manage to get it unstuck I would for sure recommend putting some grease in the transmission when done. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2012
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