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Honda HRX 217 help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MDLawnman, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. MDLawnman

    MDLawnman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    I have a Honda HRX 217 that locks up the rear wheels and will not roll backwards. Oh it goes forward just fine, but I have to drag the mower backwards, wheels locked, in order to change direction. Let me tell you that this gets old really quick.

    I have had the machine to the dealer, and to another mechanic, paid both bills & I STILL have the problem. Neither mechanic has found the problem and they both said that they fixed it.

    If I rock the mower front to back the wheels will lock up going backwards after a few moments of rocking it. Sometimes if I lift the rear wheels off of the ground and let them drop the wheels will free up, but not every time.

    It's not the cable to the transmission that I can tell, I've adjusted that every possible way.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Can anyone suggest a possible fix?
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

  3. MDLawnman

    MDLawnman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    Many thanks Dutch. I hope that fixes it.

    I've never been very lucky with the search feature here. I'm certainly glad that someone knows how to use it!

    Thanks again!

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