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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a 2001 deere 445 lawn tractor with a leaking pto

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I have a 2001 john deere 445 lawn tractor with a leaking pto shaft seal. My dealer wants to rebuild the entire transmission to the tune of $800. Isn't the seal replaceable from outside the transmission. The tractor runs fine and has 900 hrs. on it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Problem being, you have to get the shaft out to get to the seal!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

So the whole rear cover has to be removed to get shaft out!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Not an easy job!