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Traction Cable for Toro 22" recycler FWD (20005)

I am trying to install the traction cable for my Toro lawn mower. However, after I take the plastic shield off of the front, revealing the pulley, I am at a standstill. I have hooked up the black detent (what I call it) to the pulley bracket and the spring on the traction cable is left hanging there because I cannot find a spot to hook it up. I flipped the mower over and I still can't find a spot on the tranny. Is it possible that the part to hook it up broke off sometime? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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To adjust the self propel cable, loosen the cable
clamp, pull the cable downward to remove all the slack
then push the cable jacket up 1/8”
and secure with the cable clamp
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SOURCE: I have a Toro 22 in Recycler Lawn Mower Model No.

Hi. It's not locked. The piston has siezed up maybe for lack of oil or sitting too long. It is time to retire it. If your son or daughter or grand kids has some mechanical in them. They can tare it apart and fix it. Good luck.

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Remove plastic cover on front of machine. This will give you a visual on your belt and pulley attached to the transmission. It may be the belt. Check for cracking or glazing on the inside of the belt. You can also try turning the pulley by hand if it is stuck or wobbly then your transmission is junk. Hope this helps you.

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How is the traction cable adjusted on Toro Model 20027, Serial # 20005663. I'm replacing the cable and the new one is slightly different from the old one, but the Toro shop tells me it's the proper...

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I have ordered and received a new traction cable for my Toro Recycler Lawn Mower. However, no instructions. How do I attach this cable so that the mower is once again self propelled?

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How do you replace a drive cable on a toro recycler 6.5 hp.

Its a bit of a pain - but with ordinary tools, it can be done. Get the replacement cable first. You can see how the bottom spring wraps around the cable with a universal joint sort of arrangement. Remove the belt protector (three screws from the top deck; if you have a battery compartment, that will temporarily need to go. Release the old cable from the top and middle attachment points, then unhook the spring from the traction lever. You might need to destroy the old cable lock to the mower deck to remove the old cable. Remove the plastic cup next to the cable where it exits the mower deck. Replace parts in this order: New spring/cable to the traction lever, snap in plastic interface to mower deck, small plastic cup top cable attachment, then middle attachment. You might need to move the middle attachment after you give it a test run. Replace belt cover and battery compartment if necessary. A lot of steps but, except for a difficult fit to get the spring hooked up, nothing is really difficult. I paid about $30 for the replacement cable from a local dealer; Overpriced, but I wanted to get the job done today.

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