John Deere 318 User Manual
I—Swashplate Control Arm
Loosen bolts (A and B).
Place a screwdriver in slot (H) and
move swashplate control arm (I)
until roller (G) is centered in detent
Adjust length of detent spring (F) to
50 mm (1.970 in.).
CAUTION: BE AWARE OF
SPINNING DRIVE SHAFT AND
WHEELS WHEN PERFORMING
THE NEXT ADJUSTMENT.
Start and run engine at fast idle.
Loosen bolt and adjust eccentric (E)
until rear wheels stop turning, then
tighten eccentric bolt.
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Loosen bolt and adjust eccentric (J)
until bolt (B) is exactly centered in
hole, while making sure roller (D) is
centered in notch of cam plate (C).
Tighten bolt (B) and eccentric (J)
bolt while holding eccentric in place.
Diagnosis, Tests and Adjustments/Neutral and Neutral Return Linkage Adjustment (Later Models)
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors