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I have a Ariens 915017 ezr 1542, how do I remove a deck pulley spindle?

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SOURCE: can someone please help lookingh for belt routing

Hey name is Keith..and you can go to an online lawn mower parts site..and they will have a pic of the deck and they way the belt is of the sites is ...i hope this will help

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SOURCE: remove pulley on mower deck spindle

These are generally held on with just one large nut, I recommend you use a impact wrench otherwise it mau prove difficult ( you wont be able to hold the spindle tight enough) and certainly you will need a impact wrench to reassemble the spindle

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SOURCE: My 1999 Ariens EZR 1742 will not move. Cranks and

if both belts are present are they both moving? Could be tensioner froze up and it is not applying tension. mine had and i had to remove and free it up.

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There is one common problen that causes this. Infront of the rear wheels there are two housings for the indepentent hydrostatic transmissions. There is one gold colored shaft with a ninety degree angle on it sticking out from EACH of the housings on the top front. Again these are on both sides and they each need to be pushed downward so that the rods can then be pushed backward into the transmissions to inguage them so both of the wheels are powered. Give this a try.

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How do you remove the pulley from a spindle, without destoying the pulley

Before you put the socket on the nut on top of the pulley, you need to take a piece of wood and place under the deck in such a manner as to stop the of the blade when you turn the nut. You can also use a set of vice grip locking pliers or a large c-clamp to stop blade rotation also by clamping to side of deck. Then you should have no difficulty removing the nut from the spindle releasing the pulley.

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The best guide you can have is to have the new part in your hand and it will become self explanatory. The one problem I can see you having, is getting the old pulley off. Many times these are on a tapered spindle. So when they tightened them down they are REALLY hard to get off without a gear puller ( You can get one from Harbor Freight Stores for about $15).(draw a diagram of how the belt goes) find the idler pulley and release the tension to the belt, remove the belt. Loosen the bolt on the top of the spindle.(You'll need to place a block of wood under the deck to stop the blade from spinning) apply pressure with the gear puller, remove the pulley, remove the rest of the bolts that hold the spindle in place, drop the spindle through the deck, replace with the new spindle, replace the pulley, replace the belt and start mowing. Next step, look in the mirror and remind yourself that you are the COOLEST person on the planet.

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