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    Smile 2210 Drive Shaft Lubrication Easy Way

    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.

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    Let me see if I got this right - picture #3 is a picture of your access cap that you installed? Did I get that right? Do you have a few other pics of the whole deal?
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    Picture 3 is the access cap. I do have some other pictures. After I put it all back together I will post more.

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    Yeah, I am a little confused also. Do you mean you can not access the fittings from the bottom like on the 2305? It sounding like the two models are really quite different.
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    THAT'S CHEATIN!
    Boggles my mind why Deere didn;t put that access plug in the floor!

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    Randy,

    I thought a 2210 and 2305 were almost clones. The more I work on the 2210 I find differences. My SIL has a 2305 that I will be greasing soon.

    This a view of the underside of the frame near the flywheel. You cannot even see the driveshaft.

    Attachment 4291

    This is the underside of the frame near the rear universal. You cannot see it either.
    Attachment 4292

    This is the top view of the rear universal. The cross support for the deck adjustment mechanism pretty well blocks any access to it from below.
    Attachment 4293

    A new driveshaft is $675 and requires the tractor to be split. So I hear. Big bucks. I plan to grease the universals regularly. A tube of grease is only a few bucks.

    I do not like the fact that I chopped a hole in the foot deck, but it should have been done in the factory. I can now easily grease the two universals from the top.

    Just lazy, not stupid,

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    Quick review for me, Thanks.

    I've got a new to me 2210 and I've been following along, but I want to make sure I've got this straight.

    Front U-joint is already assessable if I remove the already existing M807480, not sure where this is, if you could provide a bit of detail here it would be great.

    Then, I purchase a second M807480 and cut a hole into the rear cowl. Can I cut this without removing the floor panel? Is this just plastic or is there steel behind that surface?

    Thanks, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdeeres View Post
    Randy,

    I thought a 2210 and 2305 were almost clones.
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    GD, I guess we are both learning. I figured there should be differences but was not under the impression that they were significant.
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    EEPete,
    The northern version of this phrase is "Work smarter, not harder."

    Randy,
    You would think that the frame would be the same.

    Mike,
    I will post a picture of the access cap.

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