Question about Craftsman 21 Hp 42" Deck, Ys 4500 Lawn Tractor

1 Answer

I took off the rear wheel to put air in it and have it poped back on the rim since replaceing the wheel the tractor will not ingage in to foward or reverce gear . is there some trick to this

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,911 Answers

Often there is a keyway in the axle corresponding to another on the inside of the rim hub. Did you check this and make sure the key is there. If the key is gone the axle's turning will not spin the tire.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I took the left rear tire off my John Deere lawn tractor and when I put it back on the tire won't engage to run

on some of the mowers there is a slot on the axle and on the inside of the rim that a metal key goes in. you line up the two slots and put this key in and then tighten the wheel. it locks the rim to the axle. i am guessing it must have fallen out when you took the tire off. find it and put it back in you should be good to go.

Apr 22, 2016 | John Deere Garden

1 Answer

Mt tire in the front poped and I can not inflate it?

Do you have a tube it the tire? if you don't, pull the wheel off and lay in flat on the ground, put pressure around the tire at the rim edge and begin to pump with a compressor. A regular hand pump is hardly sufficient. You may even try standing on the tire edge while pumping if you can't get enough of pressure with the hands. The point is to push the tire inward to prevent air bypassing while pumping.

Oct 03, 2010 | Garden

2 Answers

Had a flat tire on my GMC Sonoma. Changed the

wheel rim damaged ?? locating pin for wheel not lined up

May 16, 2010 | 1993 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

Took wheels off and now 3 of them rub against the shock the front drivers side and both rear.

same wheels, if so then rim is not properly mounted remove one at a time, you may have to clean were rim mounts on to hub,the rim should slide on easy, you should not have to tighten lug nut to get the wheel to sit all the way back if thats the case then cleaning of center of rim and hub is needed, good luck.

Oct 31, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

My John Deer L130 tractor needed a new tire so I bought one and put it on. Now it will not go into gear. It will not go forward or backwards. Why won't it go. Please help Tammy

This was a rear tire I assume. There's a square key about 2" long that fits in a groove in the axle and a slot in the rim. You probably pushed it out putting the wheel back on and didn't notice. Look where you took off/put tire on. It should be laying there.

Jun 10, 2009 | Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor

2 Answers

Trans dose not work since i replaced rear tire on lt 1000 tractor

Similar thing happened to me . There is a half moon "key" that slides into a groove in the axle. Sounds like that fell out when you took off the wheel. Look around where you took the wheel off to see if you can find it. If not they're not very expensive at a repair shop. I did not know this & I took in in to the shop. Luckily they only charged me for the part.

May 16, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

1 Answer

Can't get front wheel back on lawn tractor Craftsman 52-inch

Make sure you are putting the wheel on the right way. The rim may be off-set. The longer part of the hub should be on the inside.

Jan 29, 2009 | Craftsman 26 hp 54 in. Deck Deluxe Yard...

1 Answer

I have a craftsman model # 917.274031 garden tractor.

check the rear wheels,has you fixed a flat and not put a key back in or not fitted the wheel correctly.
Some hydro ?? cut out levers only have a spring to pull it back and get stuck.

Dec 08, 2008 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Craftsman 21 Hp 42" Deck, Ys 4500 Lawn Tractor Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Craftsman Garden Experts

Wade Mobley
Wade Mobley

Level 3 Expert

513 Answers

Jim Parker
Jim Parker

Level 3 Expert

1041 Answers

Dean Gruber

Level 2 Expert

110 Answers

Are you a Craftsman Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides