MTD automatic transaxel question
I just acquired an MTD riding mower with an automatic transaxel, its about a 98 model. The lever is hard to move and i cant roll it, the engine is not running. My question is does the engine have to be running in order to check out the tranaxel or how is the best way to check it out. The engine needs rebuilding and i wanted to make sure the transaxel was in good shape before i put a lot of money into the engine.