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I have a Sabre 1846 HV. The transmission began to make a loud squealing noise and won't pull the mower. How do I evaluate the problem? How do I remove the frame to get to the transmission?

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Input shaft pulley splines are stripped.Input shaft is forged steel and the pulley is cast so 99% of the time only the pulley will need to be replaced.6 bolts,hydro lever,tow rod and brake rod needs to be removed.Our shop does about 1 Sabre every 2-3 months with this same condition.Takes less than 2 hours time to repair.

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