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Transmission Fluid in Craftsman Mower?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Whitaker24, May 27, 2008.

  1. Whitaker24

    Whitaker24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Have a hydro transmision that is low. Should I put oil in the transmission or do I have to put transmission fluid in it. If so what kind and type thanks?
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    Most of the Craftsman units have Mobil 1 15W-40 synthetic oil in the transmission.
    It's good for anti-wear and cooling properties.

    Buy a quart of that and add to the level reccomended in the manual (typically 1" from the top of the housing).

    Also, don't drain the unit and re-fill with ATF. It's not heavy-duty enough.

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