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I have 2500 tractor. The clutch will not engage to shift in

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I have 2500 B tractor. The clutch will not engage to shift in gear. Hydrolic fluid stick shows full. Dan
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.
Customer: Thank you! Dan
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am trying to fix myself. Do not want to load onto trailer and drive 25 miles to tractor repair dealer.
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I know of. Thanks, Dan
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Make of tractor ? 2500 B? Standard transmission and clutch? When did tractor last run and drive? Does clutch feel like it has resistance? Do gears grind, just clutch will not stop the clutch?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Will it drop into gear with engine off?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Motor runs good. Tractor will start in gear at idle speed. When I push in clutch pedal there is résistance but when all the way to floor with pedal gears are grinding.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Make of tractor ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
will go into gear when motor is off. Model is 2500b gas fuel.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

ford, deere, Ih, massey, Kubota?/// Standard transmission? When did this start?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am not at home at this time To follow your instruction .
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Do you have minimum freeplay in the clutch linkage? about 3/4 inch? To give most possible clutch travel? I will assume this is an International tractor.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is international, seems to have same tenstions on pedel.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

All you can do, is adjust the freeplay own to small amount,that gives maximum clutch travel.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If it is all free travel what do I do..
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Replace the clutch!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could this be a fluid issue?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Not if it has a mechanical clutch and not a hydraulic clutch with master cylinder and slave cylinder.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This is hydronic clutch
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Is the clutch master cylinder full? Have you bleed the slave cylinder? Slave has to move the clutch lever to disengage the clutch.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry, was out working. I will try to bleed slave cylinder. Thanks Dan
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

OK> I was out myself!