View Full Version : Need help fast with drive belt replacement

07-19-2002, 07:00 PM
I am trying to help my dad put the drive belt back on his MTD riding mower. It is the top most belt on the smaller pulley. He has no manual for it.

We cant figure out how to keep the shaft from turning while taking the pulley bolt out...


07-19-2002, 08:05 PM
I am by no means a mechanic, but there is usually some type of screw or hole where you can lock it down:confused: It may also be a situation where you take one of the pullies(sp?) and with a lever of some type and release the tension. That is about all I can suggest with out seeing the machine.

07-19-2002, 10:35 PM
Thats what I thought. Cant find any notch or lockdown screw. Also took top off thinking that maybe there was a place to put a socket on to keep the shaft from turning...no luck.