Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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Tractor will roll in neutral but will not drive when put in gear. Will not roll when in gear.

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I had a similar issue when I first got my tractor. the problem was with the linkage in the transmission just behind the lever you engage or dis-engage to make the mower roll freely ( on mine it is on the lower right, next to the rear axel- brassish in color ) what I noticed was when I changed to position of that lever the linkage in side didnt move all the way ( kinda like how a cars door lock/latch might stick) anyhow I was able to press the linkage forward by using a long-large standard head screwdriver in side of the notch where the lever protrudes thru the transmission ...the slight click in place cured my issue hth
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Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    Debra Wirkner-Vance Apr 11, 2014

    WE tried that - push, pull both ways.

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