If you have to loosen the feederhouse chain make shure you oil the threads on the adjusting bolts first. I loosened mine and it galled the threads and I had to get new bolts.
4x4ord we have never had a feeder chain jump. I was wondering how you knew it jumped or what signs it showed you? Does it stop turning or just make a bunch of noise etc?
Shouldn't need to hold the chain with anything just put socket or dowel on left sprocket reverse feeder house and then find sprocket once it completes a revolution.Thanks for the tips.... If I'm understanding this right here's what I'll do. The left hand chain is ahead of the other three. I'll roll the chain backwards by hand while I feed the dowels into the bottom of the left sprocket. Once the dowels are in place I just start the combine and use the reverser to turn the chain forward? Do I have to block the left hand side to hold it in place?
Correct on turning combine off and letting a bit of oil out and it will move easy with no tools required. Might have to reach up the stone trap to jump a cog. Make sure you remove header and get faceplate straight and make sure it is actually crooked, the faceplate being tilted can play tricks with your eyes. A bent slat could be making the noise and nothing else wrong.Loosen the fitting on the hydraulic tension cylinders to let oil out to loosen chain.
With the dowel or socket you can just roll the chain around by hand. Make one revolution then remove dowel or socket.
I have done it with a socket and tied it in place to keep it there.
It's a very quick easy procedure.