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How to change a mower drive belt- Craftsman,Troy-Built,Cub Cadet.....

  • Step 1 Consult the owner's manual. Most often, the manual will have tips and steps that will be very helpful. If you cannot locate the manual, check the manufacturer's Web site.
  • Step 2 Remove the mower assembly. This will allow you much more room to fix the problem.
  • Step 3 Locate and remove the old drive belt and the belt guides. The belt guides are pieces of metal that hold the belt in place when the mower is not in gear.
  • Step 4 Install the new belt. Follow the routing instructions outlined in the manual. Many mowers also have the routing guide printed on the mower assembly.
  • Step 5 Reinstall the belt guides. As you tighten the bolts, be sure that the guides fit properly into the notches.
  • Step 6 Start the mower. While the engine is idling and the parking brake is engaged, inspect the belt to be sure that the pathing is correct.
  • Step 7 Put the assembly back on the mower in the reverse order in which you removed it.



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    i need to replace broken lugnuts


    How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts
    (DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 1.5 hours)

    Parts:
    1. Lug Nut


    Tools:
    1. Floor Jack
    2. Jack Stand Set
    3. Ball Peen Hammer
    4. Tire Iron
    5. Socket Set


    Steps:
    Step 1 Secure the vehicle on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised.
    o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

    Step 2 Break the lug nuts loose but do not remove. Using a floor jack, raise up the front of the vehicle.
    o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.

    Step 3 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
    o Tip: The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations for vehicle support.

    Step 4 Remove the lugs nuts. Inspect the threads on the wheel studs.

    Step 5 Install the new lug nuts by hand making sure they thread properly.

    Step 6 Tighten each lug nut in a star pattern. Lower the vehicle to the ground and torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer’s specifications.
    o Tip: Refer to the owner's manual for the exact location on the vehicle.

    Step 7 Road test the vehicle to verify lug nut repair.


    I really hope help with this (remember comment and rated this post).

    May 15, 2010 | 1993 Honda Accord

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    2001 vw beetle service manual ? need to change water pump, how hard is it? dont look to bad.


    Check this procedure to how to replace a water pump (DIY Complexity: Moderate / Time: 3.5 hours):

    Parts:
    1. Water Pump

    Tools:
    1. Screwdriver
    2. Scraper
    3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
    4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
    5. Needle Nose Pliers
    6. Socket Set
    7. Radiator Hook Tool

    Supplies:
    1. Coolant
    2. Silicone Sealant

    Steps:
    Step 1 With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
    o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
    o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

    Step 2 Remove the radiator cap.

    Step 3 Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

    Step 4 Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

    Step 5 Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
    o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

    Step 6 Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

    Step 7 Remove any hoses connected to water pump.

    Step 8 Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.

    Step 9 Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

    Step 10 Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
    o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

    Step 11 Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

    Step 12 Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
    o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

    Step 13 Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

    Step 14 Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

    Step 15 Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
    o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

    Step 16 Install radiator cap.

    Step 17 Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

    Good luck.

    Mar 29, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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    fuel pump replacement


    How to Replace a Fuel Pump

    Parts:
    1. Fuel Pump - $51.16

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    DELPHI, ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP -- Meets Or Exceeds OEM Quality, Matches The Genuine Fit And Function

    Tools:
    1. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
    2. Floor Jack
    3. Multimeter
    4. Jack Stand Set
    5. Flat Head Screwdriver
    6. Mallet Hammer
    7. Socket Set

    Steps:
    Step 1 * Locate the fuel pump.
    o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

    Step 2 * Have a friend turn the key to the“ON” position while you listen for a high pitched hiss/whine coming from the electric fuel pump.
    o Tip: If the fuel pump is located in the fuel tank, you can open the fuel cap and listen to hear the fuel pump. The fuel pump should run (priming the system with fuel) for a couple of seconds. Once it stops, you should be able to start the vehicle.

    Step 3 * If the fuel pump does not make a sound (run and prime the fuel system) check to see if there is a fuse that supplies power to the fuel pump and check its location.
    o Tip: Check the owner’s manual for location of the fuse box and fuel pump fuse.

    Step 4 * Once you have found the location of the fuel pump fuse, remove the fuse from its housing and check to see if it is blown.
    o Tip: A blown fuse will usually have a metal strip connecting both tabs that“blows out” (the wire looks as if it has been chopped in half or broken).

    Step 5 * If you noticed that the fuse was blown, replace the fuse with a new fuse of the same amperage and repeat step 2.

    Step 6 * If the fuel pump now works, you do not need to replace it. However, you will need to find what caused the fuel pump fuse to blow. We strongly recommend that this is done through a certified shop, unless you have the tools and knowledge to test electrical systems and diagnose more in depth problems.

    Step 7 * If the fuse wasn’t blown, it should be checked for power and ground at the fuel pump. If there is power and ground present then you will need to replace the fuel pump.
    o Tip: On most vehicles you may need to lower the fuel tank to access the power and ground leads for the fuel pump.

    Step 8 * Siphon or drain as much fuel as possible from the fuel tank. Disconnect any possible fuel lines from the fuel tank.

    Step 9 * Remove any retaining straps or bolts holding the fuel tank to the frame.
    o Tip: You may be able to access the fuel pump from the bottom of the back seat or the trunk of the vehicle.

    Step 10 * Using a digital multi meter, turn the key to the“ON” position and check for power at the fuel pump. Touch the negative lead from the DMM to a good ground and the positive lead of the DMM to the power cable at the fuel pump. You should have a reading that is equal to battery power. If you do not have a reading at all, you will need to inspect the power side of the fuel pump.
    o Tip: With the ground lead of the DMM still connected to a good ground, touch the power lead to the positive side of the battery, to each side of the fuse, and again to the fuel pump. Wherever you notice the voltage reading goes from battery voltage to 0 you will need to replace whatever wires and fuse are in between.

    Step 11 * If you have noticed that the power and ground being supplied to the fuel pump are both good, then you will need to replace the fuel pump.
    o Tip: To check for a good ground, place the negative lead from the DMM to the ground side of the fuel pump, and the positive lead of the DMM to the positive side of the battery. If the reading on the DMM is battery voltage then you have a good ground.

    Step 12 * Remove any retaining rings or bolts that hold the fuel pump in the fuel tank.

    Step 13 * Remove any electrical connections or fuel lines connected to the fuel pump. Replace the fuel pump.
    o Tip: If equipped, inspect and replace strainer as needed.

    Step 14 * Use reverse procedure to install fuel pump and assemble all components back to their original state.

    Step 15 * Start the vehicle to verify repairs.


    Good job (remember rated and comment this help).

    Mar 03, 2010 | 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

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    how to change water pump? have pulled everything but the damper and want to make sure I am goingh in the right direction


    How to Replace a Water Pump
    DIY Complexity: Moderate
    DIY Time: 3.5 hours

    Parts:
    1. Water Pump

    Tools:
    1. Screwdriver
    2. Scraper
    3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
    4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
    5. Needle Nose Pliers
    6. Socket Set
    7. Radiator Hook Tool

    Supplies:
    1. Coolant
    2. Silicone Sealant

    Steps:
    Step 1 * With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
    o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
    o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

    Step 2 * Remove the radiator cap.

    Step 3 * Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

    Step 4 * Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

    Step 5 * Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
    o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

    Step 6 * Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

    Step 7 * Remove any hoses connected to water pump.

    Step 8 * Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.

    Step 9 * Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

    Step 10 * Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
    o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

    Step 11 * Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

    Step 12 * Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
    o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

    Step 13 * Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

    Step 14 * Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

    Step 15 * Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
    o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

    Step 16 * Install radiator cap.

    Step 17 * Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

    Good luck (remember rated this help).

    Mar 01, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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    how do you replace a water pump for a 97 ford contour


    How to Replace a Water Pump

    Tools:
    1. Scraper
    2. Socket Set

    Steps:
    Step 1 * With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle’s water pump.
    o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
    o Tip: Before removing the radiator cap, squeeze the upper radiator hose to verify that the cooling system is not pressurized.

    Step 2 * Remove the radiator cap.

    Step 3 * Install cooling system pressure tester. Apply the pressure indicated on the radiator cap or in the owner’s manual.

    Step 4 * Inspect cooling system components for leaks.

    Step 5 * Place a drain pan under the radiator. Open drain valve or remove the lower radiator hose to drain cooling system.
    o Tip: Depending on the vehicle, lifting the vehicle may be required to gain access to the lower radiator hose.

    Step 6 * Remove the drive belts or serpentine belt.

    Step 7 * Remove any hoses connected to water pump.
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    Step 8 * Unbolt water pump from engine. Remove the water pump.
    The water pump is retained by four bolts
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    Carefully remove the water pump from the engine block
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    Step 9 * Using a gasket scraper, clean the mating surface on the engine block.

    Step 10 * Install new water pump and new gasket. Tighten bolts to manufacturer’s specifications.
    o Tip: You may want to use a light bead of silicone designed for water pumps.

    Step 11 * Re-install any hoses and belts that were removed.

    Step 12 * Re-install drain plug or lower radiator hose.
    o Tip: Squeeze the radiator hose. If it feels soft you may want to replace the hose at this time. Always use new hose clamps.

    Step 13 * Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water, then pressure test the cooling system and check for leaks.

    Step 14 * Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

    Step 15 * Leave the radiator cap off, start engine and let it idle. You should see the system“burping” bubbles of air. Refill the radiator to the top.
    o Tip: Most air is expelled after a couple minutes of idling. Be cautious of potentially hot fluid overflowing.

    Step 16 * Install radiator cap.

    Step 17 * Road test vehicle, keep an eye on the engine temp gauge if vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after vehicle has fully cooled down.

    Hope helped (remember rated this help) Good luck.

    Mar 01, 2010 | 1997 Ford Contour

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