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I crawled under the tractor to remove the drain plug and saw this bolt missing a nut just to the rear of the oil pan. The opposite side bolt missing all together.

Anything special I should look out for or check after replacing? 98hrs on the machine now. 2019. Thanks in advance!

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I would call the dealer, you should still be in warranty and if future problems develop, it will be documented at John Deere.
 

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I would suspect they are dowled so I would just tighten it up and use blue loctite and/or lock washers. Terrible to find those bolts coming loose, check the top as well because if they were tight there would not be a gap.
 

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No big deal, just the bolts holding the engine to a crossmember?.... (Sarcasm) That's just unacceptable on a premium brand of tractor.

Good eye noticing that! Like I've said many times, someone please send a bottle of 242 loctite to the JD factory....
 

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Don't think those hold the engine down, it looks like they're meant to hold that plastic cover on. Still annoying that they'd come loose like that.
I'd have to get under my 1025 to see what they are attached to, a plastic cover would not be as bad, those bolts look like they're at least 5/16 or 3/8 size and into what looked like a crossmember. I never studied it that close.... It's still ridiculous to have bolts falling off your tractor.
 

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They look like the engine to bell housing bolts to me. It’s hard to tell from a close up photo.
I thought the same thing, but since there is a pto shaft on the back of the flywheel that runs back to the hydro unit, it would have to be some kind of crossmember. Or like the other guy said, just a plastic cover.
 

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It appears to be a plastic shroud. Here’s a view from the back.

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It’s not a crossmember. Black shroud on bottom of the photo.

I’ll call the dealer tomorrow. Now I’m wondering what else is missing...
 

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It looks like its the cover shown as number 17 and the bolts are shown as number 7, and it lists two lower bolts, with nuts and lock washers. The orientation looks correct as the bolts are in the same direction as shown and the nuts are near the oil pan, as shown in the illustration.

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Had the same situation...... I found the missing bolt laying on top of my mower deck. Took me two times laying under the tractor to find where it came from. My 2015 1023 was out of warranty so I just replaced them...... with loctite.
 
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I crawled under the tractor to remove the drain plug and saw this bolt missing a nut just to the rear of the oil pan. The opposite side bolt missing all together.

Anything special I should look out for or check after replacing? 98hrs on the machine now. 2019. Thanks in advance!

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Is that the missing 2nd bolt laying on top of the hydraulic cooling hoses at the very bottom of the picture? The bolt's angle doesn't seem to match the clamp on the block holding the cooling lines. Could just be the angles, etc. Also, I don't recall that clamp having a bolt that long on the high side......and its right under where it would have fallen out from.......check the top of those hoses, etc. for the nut and other hardware as well..........
 

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They look like the engine to bell housing bolts to me. It’s hard to tell from a close up photo.
I think it's just a plastic shroud over the flywheel......and I say "just"..(this is where the old eye rolling smiley would be placed) .....there shouldn't be ANY bolts falling out anywhere, let alone both cover bolts being loose.

There probably isn't much torque due to the plastic shroud being sandwiched in the assembly, but still no reason for the tractor to lose it's nuts......(from the bolts)....... ;)

Looks like someone in that "component assembly section" needs a bit of supervision or improved quality checking. ..
 

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Bring it to your dealer and tell them righty tighty. Warranty for sure. Someone put that part together on a Friday
 

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Is that the missing 2nd bolt laying on top of the hydraulic cooling hoses at the very bottom of the picture? The bolt's angle doesn't seem to match the clamp on the block holding the cooling lines. Could just be the angles, etc. Also, I don't recall that clamp having a bolt that long on the high side......and its right under where it would have fallen out from.......check the top of those hoses, etc. for the nut and other hardware as well..........
Nope, nothing there. This thing is long gone in my yard somewhere I’m sure.



Thanks for all the replies everyone.
 
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I think I would buy lock nuts
 
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I think I would buy lock nuts
Yep...should have had locknuts from the beginning. Now I have something else to check on my 1025...
 

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Just have the dealer come out and fix it at your place. Shouldn't take long. When the tech gets there hand him some Loctite.
 

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Went In and told them about it. Gave me new bolts and nuts. Traded him for nylocks. They said they’d happily look at it. I don’t see the need at this point. The shield wasn’t loose as it was still held on by the top bolts. I’ll just check the torque marks on all others now as well.
 
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