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1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:09:26 PM »
do u have 2 pull the transfer case 2 put the brakes on any tips on how 2 put them on my emer brake works  thanks 4 any help

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Re: 1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 07:59:23 PM »
Truthfully you can do it in the machine, but its much easier to do it on a bench. All the driveshafts need to be taken off anyhow, and from there its only 4 bolts holding it in. The big hole on the right side of the skidder is there just for that reason. When I did mine I got 2 loads of logs ready to go so my truck driver had reason to come twice, once to pick it out and again to set it back in. I have the exact same year machine and my transfer case leaked gear oil when warm, despite new seals. Those are pretty cheap so I would reseal everything with it out. If you have never been in to the brakes they come off in a big pack, with 2 big steel plates pressing on discs inside. Pretty simple system to deal with, but if you have a leak the discs will be junk. Those too are cheap, if the steel plates are bad or cracked they can be spendy. I would get the new springs and ball bearings for between the plates too, in case a spring is weak or a ball is flat spotted. Before you reassemble take a dremel tool or something similar and make sure where the ball bearings ride is completely smooth. Some of them are known to not be polished too well from the factory and when reassembled the brakes will go on fine but then the ball wont roll back in when released, essentially locking the brakes on. Learned this lesson from a friend who had this happen and I helped him tear it back apart. I would also do master cylinders too, I think they are the same as in an older GM pickup so real cheap. Lastly to adjust them when done you run the 3/4 inch nut all the way in, then back off 3 turns, and lock it there with the jam nut. Any other questions let me know, I just did mine last summer so its still fresh in my head what went in to it. All told it was a reasonably cheap fix for the assurance of good brakes. Greg
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Re: 1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 08:53:21 PM »
thanks so much 4 the help

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Re: 1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 02:19:10 PM »
I have a 1986 240a and need to adjust the brakes. was told how to do it, just don't want to mes anything up. Any help will be good. Thanks.
work with my father[jwilly] and my son. we have a 240 tj 160 barko[old] works great three generations working together

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Re: 1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 02:23:31 PM »
I just read the previous post. I think I am good. Thanks
work with my father[jwilly] and my son. we have a 240 tj 160 barko[old] works great three generations working together

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Re: 1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 06:13:12 PM »
PAFaller covered that good but I would like to add that you should silicone the spline of the brake hub to stop any oil coming out the spline and ruining the new brake linings.

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Re: 1984 timberjack 240a brake problems
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 08:11:38 PM »
PAFaller covered that good but I would like to add that you should silicone the spline of the brake hub to stop any oil coming out the spline and ruining the new brake linings.

 Thats a must and can be a game changer if you don't.

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