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Can not remove axle cover,

My front tire is flat and I need to remove the front wheel from my Craftsman lawn tractor (model 917.27083. I can not figure out how to remove the plastic axle cover.

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Hi, easy fix you have to pry the cover off. you can use a screw driver, or a pry bar.

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Owning a lawn tractor to take care of the grass and yardwork is convenient until the tires need repairing. It is inevitable that sooneror later the tires will go flat and need replacing. You can replace the tiresonce you know how to remove the wheels on your lawn tractor. Unlike automotivewheels which have several lug nuts, the lawn tractor tire requires only theremoval of a retaining ring to release the wheel from the axle.Front Wheels
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  • 2 Place jack stands under the frame on each side of the jack and lower the jack until the frame is sitting on the jack stands. If the mower is on the lawn, place a piece of plywood under the jack stands to avoid sinking the jack stands into the lawn.
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  • 5 Slide the two washers off of the axle and then pull the wheel off of the axle.
Toolsneeded to solve the problem below. Floor jack,Pair of jack stands ,Small flathead screwdriver ,Needle nosepliers ,Vice grips

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