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Old 03-13-2012, 10:28 AM
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How to tighten drive belt

I've got a 36" Red Hawk WB (belt drive) that is losing traction. Any advice for tightening belts? Is it just a matter of unpinning the vertical bolt(s) and giving them a few turns?

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Old 03-13-2012, 12:54 PM
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Check/adjust/replace the main drive belt under the engine......
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:01 PM
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Its probably a pulley on a bolt in a slot. Just loosen a bit and tap it tighter. Tighten bolt down.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:30 PM
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So you are saying not to adjust the belts on the sides? Just the one underneath...?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:39 PM
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If both sides are losing traction the main drive belt under the engine is the issue, If one side is tracking faster/slower than the other side then check tire pressure first. If pressure is even then adjust the side/wheel belts....
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:24 AM
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I'll take a look at it tonight. I've not really looked at that belt much.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:58 PM
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So I got under and looked at the belt (short one under engine). Any clue how to tighten??? It did not seem like it had any play in it.

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:03 PM
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There should be a 3rd pulley that pushes against that belt.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:44 PM
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By third pulley you mean nearest the blades?
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:50 PM
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You guys handle this one...............
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