Checked belt tension and relief lever and cooling fan. "@type": "Organization", The main JD link I posted is hard to find what you are looking for but has great info once you figure out how to use it. to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our terms of use. I will make every attempt to get at it tomorrow (Monday). If it is the same transmission as in the link below, they are easily rebuilt by DIY. http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/servlet/com.deere.u90490.partscatalog.view.servlets.HomePageServlet_Alt I would ask a JD dealer what fluid. Coil problems on Kohlers aren't really that common though. Have had it since new. Make sure that is where it should be. }. HD Switch Starter Ignition Switch Replaces John Deere AM119111, STX38 (Black Deck) STX46, Sabre Scotts, S1642 SN#0-035000 S1742, S2046 SN#0-30000 - Ultimate Dual Protection Upgrade - … It uses 30wt. "@id": "https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/" I have never changed the transmission fluid on my 2003 F150, 140k miles. cleaned the entire trans-axle outside and topped off with SAE30. Instead of using hydro fluid in it, I put 30 wt oil in it. I would ask a JD dealer what fluid. "publisher": { There is a filler plug(#2) right rear of transaxle body on top. Honestly, I would top it off first to see if it improves performance. The vent appears to be assembly 9 in the diagram. Important to keep hydro pumps cool. same problem after mowing about 30 minutes looses ability to go uphill. Even replaced the output seal. Great advice! If still no spark, the coil/module is bad. How can I tell and where is the "ignition module"? Glad you got it! I welded it back together and has been fine since. Instead of using hydro fluid in it, I put 30 wt oil in it. If it is clear and 1/4 hose, it is probably the battery vent hose. Also, make sure the fan blades are not broken. Joined Mar 27, 2015 Threads 1 Messages 1. The deere guy's hunch was right after all. Would leak when I turned corners. I offered to get it going for him so here goes: I got it running but when I shifted the forward/reverse lever it moved fairly smoothly once or twice then became very stiff. so, should I replace that ignition module that the John Deere dealer talked about? I let it sit for over a year. I found that the plug wire was loose, but upon re-attachment, it still would not start. I have "Traveller® All Season Hydraulic Oil ISO 46" or I have "Traveller® RENEW Tractor Fluid" that i keep on hand. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V. after two hours mowing in texas heat with some slope it had trouble moving forward or reverse, just creep. Had to change out the shaft and pulley due to splines being striped out. It was already broken. The hydro vent hose will be a black 3/8 hose. Also check the belt. It uses 30wt. I think the pic above is your transmission. It does have pistons but is not the same as the link above. I took the spark plug out and, with the wire connected, touched the threads on the plug to a metal tab on the engine, then turned it over - still no spark. I just checked a diagram of the stx38 black deck hydro. The yellow-deck STX38, manufactured from 1988 to 1993, featured a Kohler CV12.5-1215, air-cooled, one-cylinder, gas engine. Ick. If they stop working when warm, it usually means the hydro seals/pistons are worn. John Deere Electromagnetic Pto Clutch Embly ... Pto clutch switch replacement for john deere you part 35 pto clutch adjustment 3 mpg you john deere 1020 pto clutch problems how to john deere 318 pto clutch adjustment you john deere 3020 pto problems. "@context":"http://schema.org", TM1561 (15Mar97) Replaces TM1561 (01Sep95) and Consumer Equipment Division. STX30, STX38, and STX46. Worldwide Commercial and. What to do next? It is a John Deere STX38 riding lawn mower (Circa 1996). Check fluid level. John Deere 3020 Pto Problems. Here it is 2:25 PM and the job is done. Had to change out the shaft and pulley due to splines being striped out. I know it will probably be $10 a quart. problems contact webmaster@doityourself.com. Any ideas about the cause of the problem? Looking for some troubleshooting advice, was thinking of a carb kit but could not tell if one is available. Get more miles out of it and then change it next year. Also check the belt. Hydros are great when they work but expensive to replace when they break. I decided to fire it up but trans was bone dry. Honestly, I would top it off first to see if it improves performance. There should be a relief lever somewhere so you can roll it around freely. Hydros are great when they work but expensive to replace when they break. Greetings all, The hydro vent hose will be a black 3/8" hose. Another option is to install used. I decided to fire it up but trans was bone dry. "logo": { Haven"t had it real long got it used. Shipping was the expensive part! "interactionStatistic": { While your John Deere machine is certainly built with quality parts, they have a limited life. I'm trying to refurb a WeedEater BC2400 trimmer. I have an older Troy Built Weedwacker, TB32. The John Deere STX38 Black Deck replaced the original John Deere STX38 yellow-deck model in 1994. It is kind of a hit or miss issue. What a great website! I have one of these, bought new in 1996. Check fluid level. Page 1 of 1 Ick. Previous similar post", HEY - SUCCESS!!! If you use the fluid JD sells you, it will be very expensive to change the fluid and then find out the hrydro pistons were worn. I would ask a JD dealer what fluid. Use a straw or wire like a dipstick. Haven t had it real long got it used. View our Privacy Policy here. I would not risk using just any fluid in it yet. - - - Dan. Add fluid if necessary. John Deere STX38 - Blades won't engage!! You may freely link i would be most concerned why the tranny wont go into neutral. It s hydro, black deck, 13 HP Kohler. Use a turkey baster to fill fluid. Add to Cart. I had to top fluid off once because the dipstick tube rusted and broke off the bracket. You might get lucky and be low on fluid. The electrical connection from the switch to the PTO is a possible issue. first off, its a lawn boy push mower with a B&S engine. Ick. submitted to our "DoItYourself.com Community Forums". Yesterday, the motor would crank, but it never fired. DoItYourself.com®, founded in 1995, is the leading independent The link for DIY rebuilding the hydro does not look like your transmission. } I had to top fluid off once because the dipstick tube rusted and broke off the bracket. the original owner never greased the front steering so i bet he never changed or checked the hydro. Check fluid level. Yours might have the vent directly on trans under fan covered in dry grass. John Deere STX 38 steering problems. It does have pistons but is not the same as the link above. ", Quick View. "@type": "Person", "@id":"https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=gardent&th=118612", Good news is you can easily service your machine yourself using a John Deere maintenance kit or service kits or by getting the specific John Deere part needed to keep your John Deere mower or tractor running for a long time. The link for DIY rebuilding the hydro does not look like your transmission. "url": "https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/graphics/smllogo.png", You might get lucky and be low on fluid. All information is provided "AS IS." Thanks a bunch. Second time i mowed with it. Second time i mowed with it. i will check for belt tension too and i know the relief lever location so will check that too. The hose by the battery? It was already broken. "@type": "InteractionCounter", Hydros are great when they work but expensive to replace when they break. Use a straw or wire like a dipstick. Shop a huge online selection at eBay.com. TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. same problem after mowing about 30 minutes looses ability to go uphill. 1995-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. I replaced a mid 80s hydro pump from ebay. If they stop working when warm, it usually means the hydro seals/pistons are worn. I decided to fire it up but trans was bone dry. Also, where is it located and can I get it cheaper online? Find the vent for the transmission, dipstick or plug on top. Ebay, Craigslist. Add fluid if necessary. There is a filler plug(#2) right rear of transaxle body on top. not sure it is worth buying a new trans-axle. If no spark, the module could be bad, but there is more testing to be done before coming to that conclusion. Browse our inventory of new and used JOHN DEERE STX38 For Sale near you at TractorHouse.com. I have never changed the transmission fluid on my 2003 F150, 140k miles. HEY - SUCCESS!!! cleaned the entire trans-axle outside and topped off with SAE30. I have Traveller® All Season Hydraulic Oil ISO 46 or I have Traveller® RENEW Tractor Fluid that i keep on hand. Would leak when I turned corners. http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/servlet/com.deere.u90490.partscatalog.view.servlets.HomePageServlet_Alt interior of trans Correction. "name": "Yesterday's Tractor Co.", It worked for about a week. My first hydro mower. If it is clear and 1/4 hose, it is probably the battery vent hose. maybe what i need is to give up and buy a bigger tractor for mowing. Why not? 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Re: John Deere STX38 Drive Problem in reply to JeffL, 07-30-2013 13:07:16 same problem after mowing about 30 minutes looses ability to go uphill. suggestions. Is sealing old wood floor necessary before carpet tiles? I think the pic above is your transmission. I have a '95 John Deere 38 STX lawn tractor. I let it sit for over a year. Make sure it isn't slipping or off track. 4.5 out of 5 stars 13. motor oil in tans. The John Deere Company offered two models of the STX38 riding lawn mower. Yours might have the vent directly on trans under fan covered in dry grass. John Deere Technical Service Manual - TM1561 (0) $87.00. If it was just hanging, it won't spark. Great! seemed like drive problem, engine sounded pretty normal. The vent appears to be assembly 9 in the diagram. that is the right drawing, i found the filler cap, really dirty and hard to get to so going to need washing before i can open it. All rights reserved. If you do have spark, there is a problem in the wiring or safety switches. John Deere kit to improve starting on some John Deere machines. Get it as soon as Fri, Dec 18. Correction. It does not move when put in gear. John Deere STX38 Lawn Tractor Hood Decal Kit - AM119839 (0) $42.09. July 9th, 2008. My first hydro mower. Another option is to install used. Shifts fine. motor oil in tans. Fast & Free shipping on many items! I think the pic above is your transmission. Don't tell my mechanic friends. Take the engine shroud off and you will see the ignition module. I decided to fire it up but trans was bone dry. http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/servlet/com.deere.u90490.partscatalog.view.servlets.HomePageServlet_Alt. Just wanted to add that in the 17 years that I've owned this lawn tractor, it never had the "famous starting problem" that the dealer was referring to? The hose by the battery? "name": "Jeffl" Important to keep hydro pumps cool. Has been working great since. Yours might have the vent directly on trans under fan covered in dry grass. John Deere. If they stop working when warm, it usually means the hydro seals/pistons are worn. If it is the same transmission as in the link below, they are easily rebuilt by DIY. }, "@type": "ImageObject", Ick. "url": "https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/graphics/smllogo.png", I welded it back together and has been fine since. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. I would not risk using just any fluid in it yet. I would not risk using just any fluid in it yet. If it is clear and 1/4 hose, it is probably the battery vent hose. It worked for about a week. Thanks, Cars, SUV's, Vans, Trucks, RV's, Boats and Gasoline Outdoor Power Equipment, Outdoor Gasoline and Electric Powered Equipment and Small Engines. Add to Cart. For them to inspect it would be another $85. The hose by the battery? Don't tell my mechanic friends. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. I had to top fluid off once because the dipstick tube rusted and broke off the bracket. i did see a tube under the seat near the battery that goes nowhere, maybe that was supposed to be the transmission filler and possibly some fluid even leaked out if the tube is not connected and i have been on some slopes. I have a John Deere lawnmower, Model STX38. There should be a relief lever somewhere so you can roll it around freely. looks like the trans-axle is dying and I don t see rebuilt ones available online. bit of a story. Why not? same problem after mowing about 30 minutes looses ability to go uphill. "headline":"John Deere STX38 Drive Problem", The link for DIY rebuilding the hydro does not look like your transmission. It was already broken. Check fluid level. You might get lucky and be low on fluid. not sure it is worth buying a new trans-axle. It uses 30wt. i will check for belt tension too and i know the relief lever location so will check that too. I would not risk using just any fluid in it yet. I replaced a mid 80s hydro pump from ebay. i will check for belt tension too and i know the relief lever location so will check that too. I have Traveller® All Season Hydraulic Oil ISO 46 or I have Traveller® RENEW Tractor Fluid that i keep on hand. 59. wondering if i should try to drain it and refill. Find the vent for the transmission, dipstick or plug on top. Turns out that it was the ignition module. For the starting problem to be so famous, funny I don't know about it either even after twenty some years of working on them. the original owner never greased the front steering so i bet he never changed or checked the hydro. Just went through it 2 weeks ago. "@type": "WebPage", Hydros are great when they work but expensive to replace when they break. TECHNICAL. Shop great deals on John Deere Lawn Mower Transaxles. what fluid does JD say should go in the transmission? Any advise would be helpful. Lawn Tractors. I just checked a diagram of the stx38 black deck hydro. The plug needs to be in contact with a metal part of the engine for it to spark. Turns out that it was the ignition module. There is a filler plug(#2) right rear of transaxle body on top. Checked belt tension and relief lever and cooling fan. I posted an informative site in the link below. FYI - set the air gap at .012". Have had it since new. The main JD link I posted is hard to find what you are looking for but has great info once you figure out how to use it. Also, make sure the fan blades are not broken. Also, make sure the fan blades are not broken. Copyright© Shipping was the expensive part! Quick View. It"s hydro, black deck, 13 HP Kohler. High Wattage Off-Grid System Design - 12V System Possible? The vent appears to be assembly 9 in the diagram. Ebay, Craigslist. }, { If it is the same transmission as in the link below, they are easily rebuilt by DIY. The hydro vent hose will be a black 3/8 hose. home improvement and repair website. "image": { The hose by the battery? Ebay, Craigslist. Unplug the white wire that is plugged onto the bottom of it and re-check for spark. Had to change out the shaft and pulley due to splines being striped out. Kit includes harness, relay, hardware and instructions.This kit is designed to eliminate voltage drop between battery and starter solenoid. "height": 57 Even replaced the output seal. The hydro vent hose will be a black 3/8 hose. We welcome your comments and I am going to try and fix this myself, look into a gas line shut off valve as well. the original owner never greased the front steering so i bet he never changed or checked the hydro. It's supposed to rain here all day tomorrow and the tractor is in the "shed" out behind the house. MANUAL. Has been working great since. This lawn mower is an incredibly popular one having had a production run that lasted 9 years from 1988 until the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1997. My little John Deere STX 38 lawn tractor now starts when you just "touch the key"! Questions of a Do It Yourself nature should be I cleaned out the connector. that is the right drawing, i found the filler cap, really dirty and hard to get to so going to need washing before i can open it. Shipping was the expensive part! "description":"Discussion of John Deere STX38 Drive Problem in the Garden Tractors forum followed by comments. I know it will probably be $10 a quart. FYI - set the air gap at .012". "mainEntityOfPage": { My dad has a John Deere STX38 that he bought used about 15-20ish years ago. Important to keep hydro pumps cool. I welded it back together and has been fine since. Neighbors John Deere STX38 black deck serial number M00STXJ299848 sat outside all winter. If you use the fluid JD sells you, it will be very expensive to change the fluid and then find out the hrydro pistons were worn. John Deere Stx38 Electric Clutch Diagnosis You. If it is the same transmission as in the link below, they are easily rebuilt by DIY. Next time out, it started a little hard. Stx38 Carburetor for John Deere Stx38 Carburetor AM132119 AM119661 AM121865 Kohler 12853149 12853149-S 12 853 145 12853145-S STX30 STX38 STX46 LX255 STX46 G15 7G18 Riding Mower Carburetor. I have one of these, bought new in 1996. Would leak when I turned corners. Shipping was the expensive part! I replaced a mid 80s hydro pump from ebay. Even though this topic has been covered by others, I've run into a strange probl... Hi All, Even replaced the output seal. Another option is to install used. odd starting issue with my lawn boy power assist push mower. if he is an automechanic he may not be aware of the compression release on these small engines.make sure the tractor is in neutral and blade disengaged then, find the kill wire to the engine and disconnect it and the motor should start if the safety is the only problem.be aware that you just disabled the way you shut off the engine. This video show the diagnosis and removal of a PTO clutch and an ignition switch on a John Deere STX38. wondering if i should try to drain it and refill. }, I finally got back out to work on the tractor this afternoon.I pulled the spark plug wire, put the new plug on it, left it hanging and turned the motor over - - - NO SPARK! It worked for about a week. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. motor oil in tans. John Deere Technical Service Manual on CD - TM1561CD (0) $87.00. seemed like drive problem, engine sounded pretty normal. My little John Deere STX 38 lawn tractor now starts when you just "touch the key"! Share. John Deere STX38 Specs, Price, Reviews, Transmission, Engine, Horsepower, History, Weight, Pictures. "datePublished": "2013-07-30", Even replaced the output seal. "author": { "text": "after two hours mowing in texas heat with some slope it had trouble moving forward or reverse, just creep. When the wheels are lifted of the ground the wheels do turn when in gear, but rather slowly and I can easily stop them with my hand. It worked for about a week. }, "interactionType": "http://schema.org/CommentAction", Make sure that is where it should be. There is a filler plug(#2) right rear of transaxle body on top. This web site is very helpful, just want to say thankyou. :(:wall: Any ideas please? I let it sit for over a year. Ebay, Craigslist. Has been working great since. wondering if i should try to drain it and refill. I let it sit for over a year. It was already broken. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Get outdoors for some landscaping or spruce up your garden! I have a John Deere STX38 mower that doesn't like to start. Honestly, I would top it off first to see if it improves performance. Shifts fine. what fluid does JD say should go in the transmission? Add fluid if necessary. I know it will probably be $10 a quart. It does have pistons but is not the same as the link above. I called the local John Deere dealer and they said that the Kolher 12.5 engines are famous for having starting problems and that it "may" be the ignition module ($ 62. Service Schedule Parts for a John Deere STX38 Lawn Tractor & Parts List. Shifts fine. I have never changed the transmission fluid on my 2003 F150, 140k miles. Has been working great since. John T was good with the answer, float sticking. looks like the trans-axle is dying and I don t see rebuilt ones available online. It may have worn through.The transmission is a reliable unit and rearly fails.But to test the transmission put the mower in neutral and see if you can push it. I posted an informative site in the link below. Use a turkey baster to fill fluid. "width": 200, Also check the belt. "width": 200, i did see a tube under the seat near the battery that goes nowhere, maybe that was supposed to be the transmission filler and possibly some fluid even leaked out if the tube is not connected and i have been on some slopes. As soon as I do, I will get back with you to update progress. Use a straw or wire like a dipstick. It has been stored outside for the last two to three years because my mom said the mower made their garage smell like grass. After that, I just "touched the key" and it fired right up! Another option is to install used. Transmission: Transmission: Dana 4360 Type: belt-driven gear Gears: 5 forward and 1 reverse Help With Best Way To Install Push Fit Shut Off Valve, How to get 120/240v from generator into my house. (4) 4 product ratings - M82835 John Deere LX172 Transmission Thrust Washers (Pkg 5) S82, 180, 116, STX38 The main JD link I posted is hard to find what you are looking for but has great info once you figure out how to use it. maybe what i need is to give up and buy a bigger tractor for mowing. Cleaned the mower deck, sharpened the blades, changed the oil, cleaned the spark plug and replaced the air filter. G'day dilbert,Check the drive belt that operates from the motor first. I just checked a diagram of the stx38 black deck hydro. I replaced the five-year-old battery with a new one and when it still didn't start, I called the John Deere store where they let me talk to someone in service. If they stop working when warm, it usually means the hydro seals/pistons are worn. Usually available. Find the vent for the transmission, dipstick or plug on top. Yours might have the vent directly on trans under fan covered in dry grass. I replaced a mid 80s hydro pump from ebay. Correction. I have one of these, bought new in 1996. Thread starter Nunda Mustard; Start date Mar 27, 2015; N. Nunda Mustard Forum Newbie. To see if that was w... Hi I have a Honda 250cc Recon 4 wheeler it was running a couple of months ago an... Belt stops spinning up hill, I just adjusted the clutch, its also very diffcult to catch reverse. more, and they could not look at it for 2 weeks! After it starts it runs few a few seconds then dies, also does the same if I give it throttle. Find the vent for the transmission, dipstick or plug on top. let it sit a couple hours and cool down, back to normal. Post back with results. There should be a relief lever somewhere so you can roll it around freely. Mar 27, 2015 #1 Looking to repair steering problem on my John Deere stx 38 yet need schematics just in case there is more to it than replacing the bushing. Get more miles out of it and then change it next year. I have a John Deere STX38 and same situation as Ken Ball, full tank of gas emptied into oil crankcase overnight. ), but he wasn't sure. Instead of using hydro fluid in it, I put 30 wt oil in it. Here it is 2:25 PM and the job is done. Use a straw or wire like a dipstick. If it is clear and 1/4" hose, it is probably the battery vent hose. I posted an informative site in the link below. i did see a tube under the seat near the battery that goes nowhere, maybe that was supposed to be the transmission filler and possibly some fluid even leaked out if the tube is not connected and i have been on some slopes. Add fluid if necessary. "userInteractionCount": 10 FYI - I bought a new spark plug (as I can't remember ever replacing it), but have not installed it yet. Engine starts and runs but when you depress clutch … "height": 57 what fluid does JD say should go in the transmission? let it sit a couple hours and cool down, back to normal. "@type":"DiscussionForumPosting", Instead of using hydro fluid in it, I put 30 wt oil in it. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. thank you again. that is the right drawing, i found the filler cap, really dirty and hard to get to so going to need washing before i can open it. Join Date Dec 2011 Posts 252 Location Haverhill, MA Tractor MTD 660, 690 - John Deere 60, 70, 108, 2 of 111, 111h, STX38 It does have pistons but is not the same as the link above. http://jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/servlet/com.deere.u90490.partscatalog.view.servlets.HomePageServlet_Alt I would ask a JD dealer what fluid. It next year for belt tension too and i know it will probably be $ 10 a quart are... 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