I'm a novice when it comes to tractors, but mechanically minded otherwise. While mowing, the bolt and retainer on the left side of the load control shaft came off without me knowing it. When I made a turn the draw arm pulled off that end of the shaft (ripping the ball out of the arm). The right draw arm under load pulled the load control shaft into the transmission housing.
When I attempt to push the shaft back through the bushing on the left side it is misaligned low and to the rear. I know the shaft it supposed to sit in the fork above it but I suspect the fork may be out place as well.
Before I call a mechanic, I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me work through this on my own. I know I should replace the bushings and possibly the shaft, but right now I just want to figure out how to get things back in place. Though this is an old tractor, it has a little less than 4k hours on it.
Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!