The nice thing about the rebuild kit is that you get a new bearing race
and three new ball bearings. The bearings act as a planetary mechanism
to give the speed difference between the two shafts. The new item is
made out of brass instead of plastic. I have found the plastic parts
worn or broken in all the PTO's I have opened in Tritons and Omni letter
series. Its only twenty bucks to get a much better PTO after the
You can never get enough lubricant into the PTO to loosen the grease
that is packed in the hollow shaft for the bearings without flooding the
inside of the PTO.
Clark Savage Turner wrote:
> Hi Eric!
> Yes, it sounds like a PTO rebuild is needed. It is not hard,
> just requires some patience and time.
> You can try the "heat and lube" trick, get a hair dryer, remove
> the dial and skirt to expose the shaft from the front panel, and
> heat the shaft to nice and warm. Then dribble a little quality
> lubricant, like teflon stuff, just a drop or two, and work it
> into the bearings and race by tuning back and forth end to end
> while it is still warm. This can often loosen things up, but
> if it doesn't completely cure it, get a rebuild kit, or just
> take the thing apart and clean / lube the parts.
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