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Differential problem? driving along sounds like the rear end differential is out of oil....is there a place to oil there. Noise is only there in drive not reverse.

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If your speaking of hydrostatic drive,not clutch type,after a lot of use this "sound"becomes a normality.The drive motor(hydraulic)is worn.Mine does the same thing,on all thre of my mowers.I don't concern myself with it.Even my drive motors on my Toyota skidsteer make that same noise.But I know they're ok.Just keep changing the filter on the hydraulics every 100 hours or less.If it doesn't bother operation,just you,then i don't believe anything is really bad wrong.As time goes on,with use,things wear.BUT,they're finding there position is all.Their worn into place.You rarely use reverse,thats why it don't make noise in reverse.But if it bothers you that bad,replace the drive motor everytime it starts making that noise,or replace the mower.

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