Question about Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 48" Deck, 23 Hp, Model# Yth2348
This is going to be a fun project, just kidding this is a pretty difficult job. I am glad you are asking.
The first thing is, you can't get the belt over the clutch. You need to disconnect the battery and the two wire connector going to the clutch. Then you need to remove the colt holding the clutch on. Be carefull not to drop it, it is about 10 lbs, so be ready for it to fall off when the bolt is removed. There will be a flat washer that comes off too, just remember the order when reinstalling. That was the easy part. Now you have the drive pully on the bottom of the engine, this is going to be fun again ( just kidding, I have done.....well alot of these and they all are frustrating at one point or another), the pully just "slides" down the crankshaft. Well, it is suposed too. If it is old, or sat outside......it will probably not just "slide" off. You need to get this pully slid down because there are belt keepers stamped in the tractor frame or engine base, that wont allow you to get the belt off or put a new one on. If you use a pry bar to "help" the pully slide down, be careful not to pry too hard, the pully is soft, and will bend. If this happens the tractor will be jerky or worse.
Now after you decide you cant get it off without destroying it, and please stop just short of that. There is a way to take a short cut. Remember if you bend the pully and it is truely stuck, you will have to remove the engine and use a torch and cut it off. After that you will have to replace the lower engine oil seal too.
With the remove the engine statement, I was refering to disconnecting everything ( fuel lines, starter cable, exaust, throttle and choke cables). Now I am refering to making your belt replacement easier by lifting the engine and leaving the pully on.....only if you cant remove it.
First remove the 4 mounting bolts under the tractor securing the engine. Next use a prybar and pry the engine up, only about 2 inces just enough to remove the drive belt. Then install the new one the same way. Then reverse the process. You may have to wiggle the exaust pipe back into the muffler.
Hope this helps
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