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Trying to replace ext spring on lawnflite 548 can't get the spring to stretch the last inch.

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You don't specify which spring but if you take a piece of starter cord, tie it in a loop and hook it on the loose end of the spring, put in a long screwdriver, a piece of broom handle or anything similar, it will give you a lot more leverage to pull the spring. Once you get it to where it needs to go, you can maneuver it to get it hooked then just cut the rope and pull it out

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  1. Install the parking brake lever (2).
  2. Install the spring washer (3). The concave side of the spring washer should face the parking brake lever.
  3. Install the pin (4).
  4. Install the retaining ring (16).
  5. Install the adjuster pin (12) in the shoe (15) so the pin projects 6.8 to 7.0 mm (0.268 to 0.276 inch) from the side of the shoe web where the adjuster actuator is installed.
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  1. Install the adjusting screw assembly.
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    • Do not place the lower shoe web ends under the anchor plate until the lower return spring is installed.
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