Help! How do I remove the input pulley
Hey all - I have a Craftsman (MTD) lawn tractor, and I need to pull the input pulley (to replace the drive belt and hydro fan). The tranny is a hydrosatic unit. I can't seem to find any way to 'lock' the input shaft to be able to remove the nut holding on the pulley and fan.
I've tried about everything I can think of with no success. There are no holes in the pulley itself, and there doesn't seem to be any clearance below the pulley to get any other sort of tool in to hold it in place.
If it helps, you can view the parts drawing here. In this drawing, the pulley is part #42.
I will be immensely grateful for any info. I'm REALLY hoping I don't have to open up the tranny to do this. Thanks a ton!
This post was edited by dano_user_4dcc76a032a93 on Mon, Sep 23, 13 at 21:22