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    John Deere STX38 Black Deck - noisy PTO bearing

    I have a few questions: Is the PTO clutch bearing replaceable or does one need to replace the entire PTO clutch? If so, i am looking for some advise or tips removing the PTO bolt. Is the bolt a right hand or left hand thread? Thanks for those that will some advice. Cooter

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    It's right hand thread. Removing without an impact wrench is doubtful. Bearings are not replaceable. Sometimes the clutch becomes seized to the crankshaft and can be a handful to remove. On a STX, unless it is in very good condition, the repair exceeds the value of the unit. Sad but true.

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm going to leave it alone. Cooter

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    PTO is failing and causing trouble with PTO switch so i replaced the PTO. It came off hard but managed with a two-man deal...one with a pipe wrench on the engine shaft and the second with a socket and a breaker bar. It came off but not with some trouble after rounding off the bolt head. FYI 55 foot pounds on the PTO bolt and use anti-seize when re-installing.

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