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gmeador

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I have a Lift-valve leaking on this 3206 cub cadet. With the fan blowing all the oil/grass/dirt all over everything. My question is: in looking @ the parts breakdown, looks like the whole back end of the tractor has to be removed to get to this, in other words, its gonna be a PIA of a job. Have any of you had this problem and how did you solve it?
Thanks in advance,
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Oak

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That is a common issue on the 3k tractors. You will need to pull the seat assembly, foot pedals & floorboard bolts to remove the fender pan/ floorboard assembly as one piece.

Here are some pics of the spool valve pulled apart and the O rings for the spool valve. I would also replace the spring inside of the spool but Cub Cadet doesn't show the parts breakdown for the 3k tractors (great job MTD!) so just use one from a cyclops machine (part #732-3059).
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All 3k owners need to keep a bag of the O-rings & backup O-rings for the hydro lines also. Here is what should be on the lines when you pull it apart but most of the ones I did have not had the backup ring for some reason.
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Here are the McMaster Carr numbers for the 3 rings needed for this repair.
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gmeador

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That is a common issue on the 3k tractors. You will need to pull the seat assembly, foot pedals & floorboard bolts to remove the fender pan/ floorboard assembly as one piece.

Here are some pics of the spool valve pulled apart and the O rings for the spool valve. I would also replace the spring inside of the spool but Cub Cadet doesn't show the parts breakdown for the 3k tractors (great job MTD!) so just use one from a cyclops machine (part #732-3059).
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All 3k owners need to keep a bag of the O-rings & backup O-rings for the hydro lines also. Here is what should be on the lines when you pull it apart but most of the ones I did have not had the backup ring for some reason.
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Here are the McMaster Carr numbers for the 3 rings needed for this repair.
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Oak, Thank you so much for this reply. Took me three washings and still not completely clean just to see where this oil was coming from. Judging by what I was looking at, felt the whole tractor would have to be disassembled just about. Thanks for the list of part #'s you supplied also. Seems everything about this thang is a PIA.
 
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