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How do I get the drive pulley on top of the transaxle off?

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  • Position the pipe wrench tightly above the drive belt pulley to prevent the crankshaft from rotating when you unscrew the drive belt pulley.
  • Fit the proper-sized socket onto the bolt that holds the drive belt pulley to the base of the engine's crankshaft.
  • Hold the pipe wrench with one hand, and with your other hand unscrew the bolt using the socket wrench.
  • Pull down on the pulley until it slides off the crankshaft. Slip the drive belt off the pulley.

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