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Replacing drive and auger belts on a John Deere 1032 snowthrower

It appears to remove and replace the belts, at least 1 pulley needs to be removed to make room to pass the belts between the pulleys and past the levers. Can you replace the belts without the major pain of removing 1 or more pulley's and the lever mechanism?

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You don't need to remove the any lever linkages but you will need to remove some of the pulleys.If you can give an exact model number of the tractor it would help.

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    Anthony Harper Dec 23, 2013

    How about for a JD1130SE. I broke the auger belt. How do I get it routed back under/around??

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