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Old 04-21-2004, 11:55 PM
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I just use my foot to shove the tensioner (between the deck and frame), Remove the belt and let the pressure off. Then remove the spring.

The rope tricks sounds as if it will work great also.

I have thought about making a spring puller from a 1/4" piece of Cold Rolled round stock about 14 to 16" long and a 1/2" piece of water pipe. Just sharpen the end of the round stock a little. Bend it around a 1/2" pipe. Cut the water pipe to make a handle about 4" long. Drill a 1/4" through the center and weld it up. Haven't gotten around to it yet.

Thanks for reminding everyone to release the spring tension. I am one that forgets to advise people of such things for I am so use to doing it that I think everyone does it the same.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:09 PM
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just to let everyone know exmark has upgraded that idler arm it now has a bearing that is sealed on both sides of that idler arm the mule drive and the pump drive are also done this way but for you die hards out there it still has a grease fitting but you don't need it
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