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Old 05-25-2011, 06:44 PM
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Exmark controls need help

Sorry if this has been discussed before, I couldn't find anything in the search.

I just acquired an '01 72" Lazer. It had not been ran in at least a year or two. I was told it needed a new left hydro pump. After cleaning out the fuel system (EFI) it runs like a top. Long story short, it runs and operates as it should except the controls fall forward when they are released from "neutral". While mowing you have to hold them back instead of holding them down. The hydraulics seem to work fine though. I've drained the system and replaced the filter. I'm thinking the "gas lifts" (sorry I don't know the correct term) might be shot. The linkage appears to be OK. Any thoughts? Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:06 AM
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Replace both dampners.....should fix the problem
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:26 AM
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Replace both dampners.....should fix the problem
thanks for the reply. I'll pick them up today and give it a shot.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:16 PM
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sounds like someone replaced them with the ones like for a hood or hatchback that automatically extent, therefore pushing your levers forward. the correct ones should hold the leversin place where you place them
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:56 PM
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I think your right on about them being hatch mighty lifts. I took them off and they will not stay in place. They only want to extend, thus pushing the controls forward. I picked up a pair at the local dealer today. Unfortunately they gave me the wrong ones. Should have known when he didn't want my serial # that they'd be wrong. Oh well. I'll try tomorrow. Hopefully they're in stock. I see I can save @ $20 by ordering online. I just would rather not have to deal with it if they come in wrong. Thanks guys
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:13 PM
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They have a tendency to do that (push out and not stay in place) as they fail. Next step is no dampening action at all. The new ones should be a larger cylinder diameter and greatly improved but the same stroke length. Well worth the added exspense over "willfit" parts.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:36 PM
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Thank you, working as it should now.
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