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I am replacing the transaxle on my Craftsman Riding mower model #917.270750. I need to remove the drive pulley from on top the old transaxle to install it on new transaxle. I removed retainer ring but pulley won't come off.

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  • Eldon Allen Sep 29, 2010

    There is a key in a slot down the side of the shaft on the transaxle does itahve to be removed before pulley is removed?

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Hi, well these can be real hard to remove, there are two ways to do this, with heat, form an oxy torch, or blow torch, or use of penetrating oil .or Use Automatic Transmission Fluid or Acetone to loosen it (Also make sure there are no "Keys" that need to be removed)
Or use a Pully/Gear Puller. See below.

http://cwguy.com/?p=2396

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