I read RandyM's thread on the lubrication of the 2305 drive shaft. Since I have a 2210, I thought mine may also have this problem. I read the owner's manual and there was no mention of the need to lubricate the driveshaft. I read the technical manual and could not even find any information on the transmission driveshaft?
I had an electrical problem and had to remove the cowl to get to the relays. I noticed a rubber cap (M807480) on the left side of the cowl. I wondered what it was for?? Well it was raining today and I thought I would attempt the DRIVE SHAFT LUBRICATION operation. From what I have read, this may require some devine intervention.
I popped the cap off and with a flash light I actually saw the grease fitting on the engine universal. Attachment 4255 This is also on the 2305.
I bought a Lincoln needle injector and attached to a small grease gun I had. Attachment 4254 The grease fitting was in the perfect position for me to easily grease.
I be happy!! This took less than 5 minutes.
Then I removed the rubber cap on the footdeck to grease the rear universal. WELL THIS WILL BE THE NEXT TIME!! Attachment 4256
I spent a lot of time trying to find a way to access the rear universal grease fitting. Finally I removed the ROPS, fender deck, levers, footrest, and a partridge in a pear tree. This was not very difficult but was just a lot of stuff to remove. I had to turn the grease fitting about 15 degrees with a screwdriver to be able to line up the needle injector. Luckily this was in the loosen direction. After I removed the foot deck, I cut an access hole that is covered by a M807480. Next time will be easy.
I checked the MFWD drive shaft and there were no grease fittings. AT least removing it will be easier that the transmission driveshaft.