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Replacing transmission from K46 to a K66 in my D170 lawn tractor. Is there a "hardware" kit available with all the nuts,bolts required to change it out?

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Go to... http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action Enter the model number that is under the seat. If it's a lawn tractor, it will start with 917. That will get you to all the diagrams of the mower.

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I also have a Craftsman tractor with the same problem. Sears repairman said it needed a new transmission and it would cost $1,400 to install. A new one is about $1,000. Anyway, if you remove the battery and the battery tray under the seat it will expose the transmission fill hole (hex). I opened the top and it looked empty. I had a bottle of 90 weight gear oil in my shop and filled the transmission to the top. I have not had any problems with it since. $4.00 bottle of oil verses a new tractor is worth a try.

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Jim, The links below are what I found on the Net., You could also do a search with your year, make and model# for possible better results. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Depends if your has an external expansion or not. Normally you do don't need to check these transaxles as they are considered sealed units but if you wish to do so the following is the two documents from Tuff Torq on how do it.

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This transmission will be a Tuff Torq K46 series. You will need to look along the transmission's drive axle housing to get the model number. From there you can look-up the parts at Tuff Torq website under their catalog page. There is no service manuals that I know of but I did find a discussion on .tractorbynet.com about repairing the K46 that has pics. See links below:

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