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Hydro.tran. backs up slow an willn't back up small inclines the wheels don't spin you can hear the fluild by-pass in the trans. less then a 100 hrs on it.

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Have you changed the drive belt since new? also check tension pulley for drive belt, if ok and belt is in good condition, you have a bad drive.

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