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For those with 2320's, here is a VERY important update for your manual. I have read about some failures in the drive-lines on these machines, appearently JD has recognized it as well.
 

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Thanks Kenny,

This is just in time for me, coming up on 50 hours....
Scary stuff too...
 

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Kenny, took my 2320 to the shop and asked them to perform this service... thanks !
 

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when i download the attachment it just shows a blank sheet with a red x through the page. has anybody else had trouble with viewing this?
 

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when i download the attachment it just shows a blank sheet with a red x through the page. has anybody else had trouble with viewing this?
What version of Adobe do you have Jeff? It shows up fine in my version 8.
 

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Kenny, took my 2320 to the shop and asked them to perform this service... thanks !
No problem SMB, that is why we are here:thumbup1gif:

Just curious though, had they ever heard of or seen the update?
 

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No problem SMB, that is why we are here:thumbup1gif:

Just curious though, had they ever heard of or seen the update?
Actually, I emailed the dealer with a link to... your update ; )... and they said that they would take care of it. When I go to pick the beast up, I'll ask them if they had heard of the issue before and especially if they had followed GreenTractortalk before... probably this Thursday.
 

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What is it about Deere and front drive shaft greasing. Thats the same one that is impossible to grease on the 2305 that they later figured out should be greased !
 

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Welcome to GTT!

When I go to the http link in the attached PDF I get a log in screen. I think I know which fitting is at issue but what is the log in screen? Is there a way to see the location and get the service interval?
And the previous post mentions 6 fittings. Huh?
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Since this is a dealer DTAC document, you can't go to the link since your not a dealer.
 

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I was not aware of this. I had a 2320 for 5 years & 200 hours. I did not have any problem with the drive shaft.
 

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Coincidence!

I have been doing my 50 hour maintenance this weekend and got to the part about the driveshaft. I crawled under there with my gun and greased the u-joint on the transmission easily but when I went to do the front one (as per manual)and it is buried, I went and got a flashlight and could not see a nipple on it. I guess this means it "aint a squeaky wheel"!

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I have been doing my 50 hour maintenance this weekend and got to the part about the driveshaft. I crawled under there with my gun and greased the u-joint on the transmission easily but when I went to do the front one (as per manual)and it is buried, I went and got a flashlight and could not see a nipple on it. I guess this means it "aint a squeaky wheel"!

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Guess again, I went in with an inspection mirror and flashilight, there is a zerk in there pointing backwards, Help!

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Try something like this

Guess again, I went in with an inspection mirror and flashilight, there is a zerk in there pointing backwards, Help!

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Pete, I use a grease needle on all zerks. It's great for hard to get to fittings such as the engine drive shaft u-joints. It takes two hands, one for the needle, and one for the grease gun. Obviously you need a pistol grip grease gun vs. a lever style.
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Here's a close-up if the needle. There are a lot of them out there, but beware. Most of them are much larger in diameter and some needles are for penetrating CV axle boots. I believe I got mine at NAPA.
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I just greased my tractor including the engine drive shaft. The only stumbling block was rotating the engine by hand to line up the zerks. :good2:
 

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Eureka! The $%#@*&% front U-Joint is lubed! I attempted to lift the floorboard, after I had all the screws, pedals and knobs off it wouldnt clear the plastic shroud so I started messing with that, got it loose enough to expose the side panel. I held it open with some old jeans, I tie wrapped the connector that was dangling in the way. I looked in and saw the "Jerk". I attempted to use my standard grease gun and tip, it made a mess. I had lunch and calmed down a bit, boy was I cussing out Deere! They are going to hear from me tomorrow whether it will matter or not we will see. So I went to Tractor Supply and they had 2 kinds of grease adapters. a needle adapter and one with a bigger hole, that is the one I got. I tried it and again a big mess, the Jerk is in there at a %%$#&*angle, so I bent an angle to the adapter, worked great. I have some pictures, you can see a before and after picture of the grease on the u-joint. I hope this helps others as you guys have helped me. I think next time I wont take the floor apart, I dont think it helped at all, I just have to take apart the plastic shroud or try from underneath with the special grease adapter, although maybe now I have the wrong angle on the adapter, I may have to get another one. What about the poor souls that put 50 hours on their 2320 in say a month or even worse a week!

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I cut out the plastic over the access plate so I can get to the front zerk by removing two bolts.
Be careful of the wires on the back side of the plastic if you do this.
I'll try to attach a pic.
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