I will get pics ASAP to show. I’ve checked everything everyone has said to no avail
Also, did you do anything unusual or different with the tractor recently?
Do you use other front mounted implements like pallet forks on the FEL? Were you pushing on anything without the bucket on or were you using the FEL to lift something heavy, perhaps on just one side of the FEL holders.?
When you say "It won't go through the hole", do you mean;
- its not aligned with the hole or
- that the hole on the upright won't reach the nipple and you forced it by pounding on the bucket?
The items shown as number 1 and 2 are the "Holders" as Deere calls them, where the bucket mounts. In this illustration, you are seeing the front side the holders, as they would fit up against the bucket or other FEL mounted implement with the Deere style mount. Item number 3 is the timing rod, which keeps the two holders in a similar position.
There is enough of a variance for the two holders to not be in the exact same position because of the movement of the cylinders. If the timing rod is broken, which is reported as happening occasionally, then the two holders will be in very different positions. Even when that is the case, you can usually get up against the bucket and get one side holder positioned on the bucket or forks and then by putting the other holder in place and adjusting the SCV, the holder should pivot into position where the pins will seat through the holders and then you can attach the item.
If you have to pound on the holder to get it to accept the pins, you are working against the FEL cylinders to change the position of the holders. That's not good............Pictures from a few different angles sure will be helpful.............. Looking forward to seeing them............