Toro Proline 21" - how to remove spring arm height adj in back?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by z_clark, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I am trying to replace the back spring arm height adjuster in the back. I can't get to it to take it off. Can anyone help?

    See the part where the screw driver is pointing. You can see I have taken off the wheel, retaining clips, gear, washer, and another retaining clip. WHAT NOW????

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  2. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Here is a shot from below:

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  3. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    And from further below:

    You can see a retaining clip, but I can't get it off, and don't even know if it needs to come off.

    Please help me replace this simple, but impossible to get off part!!!

    THANK IN ADVANCE!

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  4. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    On post #3 you can see the retaining clip on the inside part of the deck. Take that off and the whole mechanism will slide out.
     
  5. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    PTP,

    THANKS! This is what I had expected....BUT, HOW!

    I have pushed a flat head screwdriver in there with some luck, but it is not coming off. It is such a tight area. Am I needing a special tool?

    Have you done this before? What tool did you use? Thanks again!
     
  6. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,383

    That clip has two eye holes on it. You put a clip spreading tool in those 2 holes and spread the clip apart. You will then be able to slide it down toward the transmission. Once that clip is out, everything will slide out.

    The reason that you can't get it out is because that clip is set in a groove. It is not possible to get it out unless you spread it first.
     
  7. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    PTP:

    Thanks so much! I did see those holes you are talking about. AHHH there is always tomorrow....

    Thanks again!
     
  8. arztraveler

    arztraveler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Snap Ring Pliers ought to do the trick.
     

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