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You will need to remove upper cover ,then remove the three screws
holding the trans in. Slide out the old drive pedal reuse the cam arm
and install new pedal. Slide trans back in and reinstall belt,reinstall rear screw first then the other two . replace cover and test N/D pedal.

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SOURCE: kirby neutral/drive pedal

HELLO, JUST USE THIS GUIDE! :0)

http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-OR-REPAIRING-KIRBY-VACUUM-NEUTRAL-DRIVE-PEDAL?ugid=10000000011180003


HOPE IT HELPS! :0)

Posted on May 17, 2012

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