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DRIVE BELT Replacement

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TroyFazio, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. TroyFazio

    TroyFazio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Ok Might sound stupid to you commercial guys, it is my first time doing this on my own. i know how to replace a deck belt. but only problem with the drive belt i am having. is i need to drop down the pulley from the engine. so that i can get the belt around the pulley, but the damn thing keeps turning. when i use my socket wrench. what tool should i use to get this pulley to drop down?
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    I assume you are talking about the idler pulley. I usually use a hammer to pull/push the pulley back. If there is two of you, one person can push the pulley while the other puts the belt on. I would put the belt around all of the pulley except the idler before you try to move the idler pulley.
  3. TroyFazio

    TroyFazio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    see there is 3 guards on that pulley left right front, and its very tight up agains so that the belt dont slip off it
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    First, what type/model of mower?????? That would help answer your question ALOT

    Next, you shouldn't need a wrench to change a drive belt
  5. TroyFazio

    TroyFazio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Huskee 18.0 Hp 42" cut
    mtd 13ap0986732
    sku 7540338
    i got 75" belt Tractor Supply co. didnt know what the hell they was doing. so i dont know if i got the right belt.
    i got the deck off the mower.
    now its just getting the belt on the that other pulley.
    not the bottom the top
  6. TroyFazio

    TroyFazio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    dang, sku is 4494031
    used the belt number im tring to buy
  7. TroyFazio

    TroyFazio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    please dont leave me hanging guys
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Soon as I read your first post I knew what type unit you have, Remove the four engine mount screws then slide the engine back and roll the belt onto the pulley. Thats much easier than trying to slide the stack pulley down because a lot of them get stuck on the shaft anyways.
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    BTW, The model # you posted is no good, That may be why TS had trouble finding the proper belt. I know those tags suck so hold a flashlight straight down on the tag then look from a angle it may give you a better view. The closest I could get it a 13AP698G731 which takes belt #754-0338.

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