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Bent front chassis bracket

The "bracket susp. chassis front" (part no.169835) got bent. is it a difficult job to replace it?

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Take the battery out and turn the mower on its side, from there it is a very easy replacement of any part in the undercarriage, have not done this particular part but all that is needed for any repair is common hand tools and a moderate amount of mechanical ability, on a scale of 1-10 this would be a 4 with 10 being the most difficult.

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