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Old 06-22-2010, 08:03 PM
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John Deere RX75 speed problems

I just finished a major overhaul of the kids RX75. After putting everything back together the thing moves very slowly forward. About the same speed as reverse. Anyone have any tips for adjusting this?

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Old 06-22-2010, 08:55 PM
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After putting everything back together

So what all did you have apart ?
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:18 PM
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EVERYTHING!

I had to replace the sheave on top of the transmission, so after getting that far......

I tore down just about everything else. Cleaned her up. Soaked the carb for about a week in a simple green solution. (the kids had been running it without a filter) Replaced belts, got the rear tire that was stuck on, un stuck.

I'm wondering if the new belt is too big? Came from the Deere dealer and looked right, but it seems that the belt doesn't get tensioned until the shift arm is 3/4 way forward. Hmmmm. I wish I had the maintenance manual.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:51 PM
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I wish I had the maintenance manual.

Hmmm, Do you mean a service manual by chance ?

Something like this ?

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view...d=2001177&da=y

It may take a few minutes to download.....

Things to keep in mind, When dealing with a vari-drive system it's best to replace belts in pairs. Installing a new belt with a used/stretched belt can cause ground speed issues, Also....After installing a new belt start the unit and with the gear selector in neutral operate the speed control pedal a couple times. Doing this will center/neutralize the belts in the vari-drive pulley.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:43 PM
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Look in your manual there is a thing under the seat you have to adjust. i just replaced the belts on mine and had the same problem
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:29 PM
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Problem solved! Thanks guys. A new primary belt and an adjustment to the variator did the trick. Thanks for all the help! Now I'm turning the kids loose on the grass.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:45 PM
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Restrorob, could you please repost the link to this manual?
Currant link does not work or I am doing something wrong,
Thanx

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view...d=2001177&da=y
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:06 PM
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Hello Joe, I share too !

Try it again as you requested, Let me know when you get it saved to your PC. The link is only good for X amount of time.....
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:07 PM
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Thanx

Finally got down loaded, Thanx again
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:37 PM
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Your welcome Joe....
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