John Deere 318 User Manual
NOTE: Early models have FLAT thrust washers. Later
models have TABBED thrust washers. All service
or replacement thrust washers will have the tabs.
IMPORTANT: It is recommended to replace the early
model (flat) thrust washers with the
later model (tabbed) thrust washers.
The early model washers may spin with
their respective shafts, causing wear to
the cover bearing surfaces.
3. Remove three thrust washers (A).
4. Remove differential; if equipped with differential lock,
remove shift rod assembly with differential.
Without Differential Lock
With Differential Lock
Differential/Disassemble and Inspect
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors