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Shifting Problem

Posted by jimmacsr Washington (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 11:26

I have a 18.5hp Craftsman Lawn Tractor.
Model # 917.276410 it's 8yrs old.

It wants to stick in gear when I try to shift. That's any
gear. Take some pretty heavy pulling and pushing
to get it shifted.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.


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RE: Shifting Problem

Hopefully you can remove the driven pulley on top of the transmission and access the cover (ref 18.) for the detent ball (ref 3) and spring. Sometimes they get rusted up and can be taken out cleaned and lubed. You first want to be sure that the belt stops when the clutch is depressed. If a will fit belt was installed, that could be an issue.

RE: Shifting Problem

I am not ignoring your post. I'm waiting for my
son to come by to help.
I think the belt is ok but the other is a little harder
to do. My old bones sort of hold me back.
When we do check I will follow with another post.

RE: Shifting Problem

After removing the drive pulley I had second thoughts about
removing cap to view spring and ball.
I have had bad luck where springs are involved. They
usually fly way and become lost.
Hopefully I can make it through the mowing season and
then take it to a shop.
Thanks for your help

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