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When I got my 98 Fourtrax home I noticed that the foot shift was welded to the shift shaft and now (week latter) It broke. I have got the pedal off but I have no Splins left. What could I do. My last resourt is taking the motor out and taking it apart. Also how in depth is installing a new shift shaft in a 98 fourtrax 300. Also what are some parts i will need to complete this project. Thanks
 

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How long did the old weld last??? I'd say to save headaches weld it back up worry about replacing it later on when you can get your hands on a nice manual.
 

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For me it lasted a week. I'm not sure how long its been welded. A welder told me that them shafts are tempered steel and it will not stay for long.
 

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oh ok. I have a complete disassembled 250 engine i will check and see if the shift levers are compatible if so i can work something out with you at a fair price, if your intrested?
 

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Welding it does not last long. Tried it before. Replaceing it is your best option. Like Moose said get a good manual and fix. I have no Idea what your in for but Its mechanics work. Take apart and put together should be simple if you watch what your doing. Get a manual and read threw it and see if you are up to the task.
 

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Just a note....... If you re weld it you need to use the same welding rods used to weld wear plates on the bottom of excavator and backhoe buckets, they use a special welding rod or wire that will withstand extreme pressures.
 

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I would think a good welder wouldn't have a problem making it permanent.
 

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I agree I got a welder that repairs my buckets here and I think he could weld anything you give him and it would stick Premanently!!

I would think a good welder wouldn't have a problem making it permanent.
 

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Agree with these guys. But we tried it along time ago when we were kids but we could not weld wortha ----! But today I would try it again because I have learned alot. Find Somebody with good equipment and with exp..
 

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Hey you could go with the vise grip custom shifter. Been there done that.
 

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I was thinking the same thing LMAO!!! but I was afraid of the rough riding and them bouncing and unhooking. Now thats Engineering at it's best


Hey you could go with the vise grip custom shifter. Been there done that.
 

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It sure is! I was woods riding once and hit a tree and broke clutch lever so I Ziptied a 10mm wrench to what was left and it worked so I would not need to go home hade to be in 2ND gear most of the time but it helped a hose clamp would of been best.
I was thinking the same thing LMAO!!! but I was afraid of the rough riding and them bouncing and unhooking. Now thats Engineering at it's best
 

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X2!! you will definitely need a new shift rod for the new lever

If there is no splines on the shoft it will just Wear the new shifter splines out.
 

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Got my new shifter on and is doing great so far. I cleaned up the splined with a fin triangle hand fial.
 

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Got my new shifter on and is doing great so far. I cleaned up the splined with a fin triangle hand fial.
Cool hope it works for ya!
 
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