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Generally other than very slight cable slack cancelling a new belt is your best bet for a slowing driveline.

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Hello,

Your self propell is not adjustable. The belt runs over a spring tensioner,you either need a new belt or axle bushings. If you pull the top cover off, you can watch the belt when you engage it. With the engine off, can you move the front wheels up or down or forward or backward? If so the plastic bushings are worn out and this changes the geometry of the drive system, making the belt appear too long.

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