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Hello, I've been searching these boards for a few days and I am impressed by the knowledge and experience of the users. I didn't realize what I had until I saw the enthusiasm of the owners on these boards. I have what I think is a 1986 JD 318 with about 1300 hours on it. It was repowered by the JD dealer before I bought it about 5 years ago. It has been running great until I got it stuck in the mud a couple of months ago. At first after getting it out it was still fine. Now however it jerks when put in gear and will act like a slipping clutch then jerk back into gear. It does this cold or warm, up or down hills as well as on level ground. I changed the hydraulic fluid after the first year I owned it, and again two weeks ago. It does not seem to have made any difference. I found several mentions here about a roll pin, but it appears mine has a clamp and that seems okay. I have never had and still do not have any creep. I have no idea what to check next. Does anyone have any experience with something like this? Also I think I had better try to find a service manual for it, recommendations?