Starts will not move forward or backv belt is broken how do you change it can i do it without removing the deck
No, the deck will have to be removed. You will also need to remove the stacked pulleys from the crankshaft of the engine. There are 2 idler pulleys in the middle of the belt path that will also need to be loosened in order to get the belt around them. You will need to put the new belt around the rear (transmission) pulley first, then work your way forward. Make sure to get the belt installed completely against the pulleys and not around the belt guides, as this will destroy a new belt very quickly. The 2 middle pulleys will be spring loaded. Mount the belt around them, then take the belt to the front. It may be helpful to engage the parking brake, as this will hold the tension off of the middle pulleys while you put the belt on the upper pulley of the front pulley stack. Reinstall the front stacked pulleys and release the parking brake. Carefully inspect the entire belt path. The belt should be tight, but movable. It should also not be touching anything except the pulleys. If all looks well, fire it up and test drive. If that goes well, reinstall the deck. The whole job should take an hour or two.
Aug 30, 2010 |
Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor