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My mower will not go into geat either

The brake rod slipped out of the transaxle actuater lever(apparently retaining pin came out) How do you release the actuater so that you can get the rod back into it?

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That can happen if the belt comes of,it allows clutch pedal to over travel and if the retaining pin is not in the rod it can come loose. There is a 1/2 brake adjust nut on the actuator,if you remove that nut the actuator will come off and you can put it through the rod and reinstall it,there may be a actuator return spring that you may have to contend with but it is a fairly easy job, make sure you don't over tighten the nut,that is the brake adjustment,the actuator should have some play in it,if the brakes seem too tight after you install it back the nut off till they feel ok.

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