Exmark Lazer Z Spindle Replacement

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by timeisforchange, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. timeisforchange

    timeisforchange LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2004 Exmark Lazer Z. Model no. LZ27KC524, Serial no. 454495. I am trying to:

    1) Locate the correct spindle replacement. The owner's manual says the OEM is 103-3200, whereas I've seen websites that say this is for the 60" deck, not my 52". What is the correct OEM number?

    2) Find out if anyone has replaced their own spindles? Any problems, tricks or tips?
     
  2. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
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    Ive done it on one of my lazers . Its real easy . Pop the idler off and unbolt it from the bottom.
     
  3. timeisforchange

    timeisforchange LawnSite Member
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    Thanks man, that's a little relief!
     
  4. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
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    This may not apply to you but I just bought an exmark with noisy spindles. Was going to replace all three but ended up just putting new bearings in. $30 for all the bearings vs. $150 ea. for spindles.
    Might save you some money unless yours are wore out.
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  5. timeisforchange

    timeisforchange LawnSite Member
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    My spindles are definitely worn out, but I found it cheaper than $150 a pop. On Ebay, genuine Oregon part - $254.97 for all 3, comes with free shipping too! Pulley, housing and all.

    I would like to know how you swapped the bearings in the spindle? I've heard they are NOT easy to replace..is this true? Trick to it?
     
  6. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
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    The shaft is sometimes tricky to get out or the pulley wont come off without heating with a torch: but for the most part it is pretty easy.
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  7. MoGreen

    MoGreen LawnSite Member
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  8. MoGreen

    MoGreen LawnSite Member
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    Don't mean to thread jack, but are the spindles where the gears are? Just bought a zero turn for cheap and the right one is chattering when I try to move....is it a bad hydro pump or gears/spindles?
    Thanks..
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  9. timeisforchange

    timeisforchange LawnSite Member
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    A spindle is the part that (under the cutting deck) a bolt goes into to hold the blade in place, and (on top of the deck) has a pulley attached to it so the deck belt can be looped around to spin the blade.
     
  10. timeisforchange

    timeisforchange LawnSite Member
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    Hmm, if the shaft is stuck in there, do you think I could put a screwdriver on the end of it and tap with a hammer to get it out? Is there risk of damaging anything if I did that?

    I can't wait to get these spindles...they shipped today.
     

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