Originally Posted by GARDENGATE
its actually moving in there and has to be aligned with the two end bearings to get the jack shaft in.........is this you experience ?
Yep, sounds like it, it's not a problem, just take your time, it will line up.
2 bearings, I think they are the same as the bearings that I used to rebuild the spindles on old bobcats, 2 inches od with a 1 inch id, but don't hold me to that.
If you are going to replace the bearings, go with either Fafnir or NTN.