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Craftsman Riding Mower transaxle Problem Model # 502.254970. I was mowing and pieces of metal covering the transaxle flew off and is leaving transaxle exposed. The mower won't drive and seems to be stuck in gear and grinds when you try to change the speeds. It is a 6 speed shift-on-the-go model. I know the part # is 91863 for transaxle but has been discontinued. I have an older Murray with a blown motor and wondered if the parts were interchangeable.

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No it will not fit because both the parts are bit different in fitting internally.But yes if you have the Murray then you can try removing the trans axle from Murray and bit of modification to the metal part out of trans-axle can help.But in actual the parts are bit different. It will not fir directly/. Thanks.

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