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How to remove rear wheel of lawn tractor

The tractor is a mtd limited edition model# 136M675G192

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You should be able to remove the bolt from the center with a 1/2" socket an slide it off the axle. You do not want to do any heavy hammering on the wheel because you could possibly drive the axle out of the transmission. MTD mowers are notorious for being hard to get the rear wheels off. If you do get them off or ever buy a new one, remove the rear wheels and coat the axles with anti-seize compound. Good luck

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • vern May 14, 2013

    with mine axle has come away from transmission. What next?

  • john wood Oct 10, 2013

    i just did the same .axle came out now what . what did you do



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