Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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Mowing deck pullies, mounting and spring application.

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    IS THERE A QUESTION IN HERE SOMEWHERE??

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    is this a question or a statement? if it is a question, what do you want to know? what is the model number? if it is a statement, i agree

  • Tedd Jul 29, 2013

    i have a 40" 12.5 murray riding mower Model # 40625A. When I engage the blades, the blades spin but the one side is wobbly, plus every 10 seconds or so it tries to conk out. If I diengage the blades, it runs like a champ! Is it my spindle, belt, or both?

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Download the product manual from the Sears website. Murray manufactured these tractors so you can download the manual from the Murray website also. Procedure for replacing the mower deck belt is quite simple. No need to remove the deck. Spring location also on diagrams. Mower deck parts diagram breaks down the whole assembly. Easier way to remove pulleys is using an impact wrench, otherwise hold the blade while removig the nut that holds the pulley in place. Use a heavy glove to hold the blade for safety!

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