Replacing shift-lever spring on Craftsman lawn tractor
Hi, I'm new to the forum, but I love what I've seen. I have a Craftsman 917.256543 lawn tractor. The small torsion spring that holds the trans shift lever loaded toward the left has broken. I ordered the part, but I can't figure out how to mount it! I have attached a photo. The left arrow is the small mounting hook mounted to the bracket, and the right arrow is the other hook that, I think, is supposed to hook under the shifter lever. Is there a trick or shortcut? I can't seem to get enough leverage to hook the spring. Thanks.