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Need to remove pulley from spindle to replace shaft on craftsman driving mower 42'' deck

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If you do not the facilities to use an impact wrench, you will need to find to hold the pulley and you a breaker bar with a socket on it to get the pulley nut loose. I would use either"PB Blaster or Deep Creep" penetrating oil and spray it on the nut before you try to take it apart.
Or you may find a professional shop, take the deck to them and may may take the pulley off for a small fee.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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    ranman948 Nov 06, 2012

    Thanks bbreton. I have impacts and breakers as well as torches ect... I had no problem removing the nut with the zurick fitting and large washer above the pulley. The 3 new replacement pulleys show thet slide on to a gear tooth shaft and have no set screews or pins and are only held in position by the above washer and nut. I sprayed PB Balster and waited a couple days and attempted a wheel puller but it only bent the old pulley. Maybe heat?

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